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Ms. Johnston from Binghamton NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mystery Solved - The Books Are On The Shelf!

My students need new books for our classroom library to become better readers and close the achievement gap.

  • $238 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.”

- Katherine Patterson

Our school is an urban public school in upstate New York. We are extremely fortunate to have a diverse student population and a wonderful sense of family. We have a high poverty rate. 100% of my students receive free/reduced lunch based on their socioeconomic status. My students love to read anything new they can get their hands on. Unfortunately, they mostly rely solely on the reading material we have in our classroom library. I'm hoping to engage my reluctant readers and continue to foster those who already love to read and write.

My Project

My students need books to fill our classroom library. Students will be able to borrow the books from our classroom library. They will read the books during independent reading and at home.

Having a variety of material to read in the classroom will allow students the opportunity to understand and connect to others.

Classroom lessons will teach students the strategies and skills to navigate through these books, thinking deeply about what they are reading and what connections these texts give them with the world.

The books for our classroom library will help my current students and students for years to come as they will be a part of our classroom library.

Ms. Johnston
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Chocolate Chase (Geronimo Stilton #67) • Amazon Business $6.36 4 $25.44
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Bicycle Bandit (Jigsaw Jones Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Jigsaw Jones: The Case from Outer Space (Jigsaw Jones Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.45 4 $17.80
The Invisible Island (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.00 4 $16.00
The Deadly Dungeon (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
The Panda Puzzle (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.83 4 $15.32
Cam Jansen: Cam Jansen and the Sports Day Mysteries: A Super Special • Amazon Business $3.45 4 $13.80
The Empty Envelope (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.23 4 $12.92
Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries (Cam Jansen: A Super Special) • Amazon Business $3.04 4 $12.16

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