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Ms. Serrano from Philadelphia PA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

March Book Madness

Help me give my students exciting, new books of various genres to fill our classroom library and boost their independent reading stamina!

  • $277 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school, with all students receiving free lunch. Additionally, there are forty languages spoken at our school. Each student enters the classroom with varying needs, abilities and cultural experiences.

With the growing number of residents in our catchment area, our school building is currently overcrowded with classrooms exceeding 30 students each.

My students are hardworking, caring and independent thinkers! They love borrowing books from the classroom library and discovering new books. They become excited when they discover new books of their favorite genres. However, our classroom library currently lacks proper representation of student cultures, interests, and reading levels.

My Project

In fourth grade, students are tasked with reading independently at various times throughout the school day. From the start of the year, students are encouraged to "give books a chance" and build their silent reading stamina.

Currently, many of our classroom library books are outdated and worn out.

The books from this project will be used to fill our classroom library with new, culturally-relevant and exciting books! When students find genres of books that they enjoy and are on their reading level, they become more motivated to read independently. These books will be enhance our classroom library and provide students with opportunities to find books that meet both their interest and independent reading levels.

Ms. Serrano
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
No More Homework! No More Tests!: Kids' Favorite Funny School Poems (Giggle Poetry) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Double Fudge • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Superfudge • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Days Like This: A Collection of Small Poems • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Under the Ramadan Moon • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Minecraft Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Big Nate: From the Top (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
STAT #5: Most Valuable (STAT: Standing Tall and Talented) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Year of the Fortune Cookie (3) (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme (Ruby and the Booker Boys #2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Year of the Book (1) (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Best Friends (Real Friends) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Bad Guys in the Baddest Day Ever (The Bad Guys #10) (10) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Harlem Charade • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
The Bad Guys in Superbad (The Bad Guys #8) (8) • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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