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Mrs. Higareda from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Needing Noble Novels!

My students need fun novels that are on-level, engaging, and exciting!

  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come in eager to please and be loved. They want to be recognized for achievements through "shout-outs" and rewards. They are funny and playful. The relationships and family atmosphere we create in the classroom is always the highlight of my school year.

My school is located in the South side of Chicago.

The neighborhood is known for violence and poverty. The school is 100% free or reduced lunch. It not only creates a safe haven, but also teaches the students to look beyond their surroundings and reach for higher goals. We are not just trying to get them into great high schools, but great colleges.

My Project

My students read at all different levels. They need novels that are challenging, but comfortable enough where they can be confident reading them.

With these sets of novels, I'll be able to group the students into book clubs.

In the book clubs, they'll read and discuss the novel. We can work on the current reading skills from our main lesson as we read, and end with a culminating activity.

Also, each of these novels has a theme of kindness and/or perseverance. Kindness and perseverance are two qualities that this class has struggled with, but has made a goal to achieve.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • AKJ Education $13.13 13 $170.69
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • AKJ Education $11.69 6 $70.14
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 10 $51.00
Estela's Swap • AKJ Education $7.26 6 $43.56
The Three Questions (Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy) • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Gardener • AKJ Education $6.56 4 $26.24
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Adhesive Hooks, Strong 3M Hooks Stainless Steel Waterproof Wall Hooks for Robe Coat Towel Keys Bags Christmas Lights-Home Kitchen Bathroom 8-pack • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

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