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Mrs. Kleinfelter from Maumee OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. K's Book Buying Bonanza!

Help me give my students exciting, fun, great, new high-interest books to enjoy and explore the world around them.

  • $414 goal

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My Students

I have a front-row​ seat to all the growth my students experience at my middle school! It begins with their timid entrance into my reading classroom on the first day and wraps up when they are hugging me as they strut out of my building as proud 7th graders, ready to tackle the summer.

I love my sweet, vulnerable 6th graders Because they are the newest and youngest students in our middle school, they yearn to fit in!

They learn from older students exactly how to assimilate. All kids are impressionable, but 6th graders can be especially susceptible to the opinions of older (sometimes pessimistic) 7th and 8th graders.

During the school year, my sweet 6th graders remain sheltered and are very willing to get lost in a book, reading quietly as long as the titles and cover entices them. I enjoy watching their excitement as they discover literature that exposes them to new places and ideas. They are excited to share their beliefs and discoveries as they grow.

My Project

Reading is the building block to most other subjects in school.... better comprehension is always my goal for each of my students. My students must have a book with them at all times and must-read every day.

But I want so much more than that for my students.

I want to "flip the switch" in their brains and help all my students LOVE to read! I want all my students to find books that they can learn from, books they love, books that make them giggle aloud, books to help them through difficult times, books to help them imagine new worlds, and books that will help them stand by or further form their opinions and values. I want to instill the joy and love of reading a good book​ so that they will continue to make time in lives to read.

In choosing these new books, I poured over each book title, monitored reviews, and read synopses to address the unique needs of my students. I chose books for self-directed learning as well as titles that are for sheer fun! I wanted to bring the classics to my classroom in a new way through comics and manga.

Additionally, I hope these new titles will inspire my diverse group of students to learn empathy for the lives of others.

These books will be housed in my classroom library, so they will be checked out by students on a daily basis to take home and enjoy. I have started a Recommendations Area in my room, so students can keep each other excited and reading. My goal is to build a strong reading culture so my students beg for more silent reading time, just to sneak in a few more pages.

Mrs. Kleinfelter
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Cartoon Guide to Biology • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
A People's History of American Empire: The American Empire Project, A Graphic Adaptation • Amazon Business $17.08 1 $17.08
The Cartoon Guide to the Environment (Cartoon Guide Series) • Amazon Business $15.34 1 $15.34
Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Manga Classics: Jane Eyre • Amazon Business $14.18 1 $14.18
Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
Manga Classics: Emma • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Wolves at Our Door: The Extraordinary Story of the Couple Who Lived with Wolves • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution (Pt. 1) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Uglies • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
My Name Is Parvana (Breadwinner) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Parvana's Journey (Breadwinner) • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
The Breadwinner • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Paperboy • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Renegades • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Stella by Starlight • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
I Am Gandhi: A Graphic Biography of a Hero (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Mud City (Breadwinner) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Trail • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.42 1 $6.42
Greetings from Witness Protection! • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Click'd (Click'd, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.35 1 $6.35
Lost Boys • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Adventurers Guild (The Adventurers Guild, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
The Wednesday Wars • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59

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