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Mrs. Stalboerger from Cass Lake MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Reading Exciting!

My students need new reading materials to allow for their varied reading needs.

  • $205 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fourth grade students come from a high poverty and low income area. Although many come to school with hardships of low socioeconomic status, they are eager to strive in their learning.

In my classroom, we focus on being safe to make mistakes during learning, having integrity when interacting with others, and having a positive learning experience.

My students are enthusiastic and a full of life group who are willing and excited to learn new information and share their knowledge. The enthusiasm shown in learning is evident through cooperative learning projects which vary between teacher and student developed topics.

Because fourth graders enjoy the chance to move, our classroom allows for students to do just that. To get the wiggles out, students can use a small trampoline throughout instruction or use an exercise band, stress ball, or back scratcher when taking a time out. This allows them to feel safe while thinking about how to correct their behavior in the classroom.

My Project

The students will be able to access books they are interested in; which will allow them to increase their reading ability. The graphic novels, easy readers like Katie Woo, non-fiction text on topics about Princess Diana and other individuals in history, along with Dogman and Diary of a Wimpy Kid will encourage students to find books they are interested in.

The students will enjoy reading books that are geared toward their interest level.

Every classroom deserves to have a classroom library full of rich reading materials of various genres and abilities. These materials will be accessed daily through various independent reading opportunities.

Mrs. Stalboerger
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Edupress Context Clues Game, Blue Level (EP60301) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Star Wars: Jedi Academy • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan (Book 2) • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 3: Bully For You • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 2: Timepocalypse • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 1: Lawnmageddon • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Cartwheel Katie (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $2.86 2 $5.72
Who Was Blackbeard? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Bruce Lee? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Cowgirl Katie (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95

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