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Ms. Firth from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books For A New 3rd Grade Classroom

Help me give my students new books so we can update our library with 3rd grade concepts.

  • $158 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third graders are a great group of students! My classroom is made up of thirty eager third graders. I also have a wide range of reading and math abilities in my classroom. My reading levels range from pre-kindergarten to fourth grade.

It's important that I read with these children every day to get them on grade level by the end of the year.

Many of my students are very low readers, speak English as a second language, and get free or reduced-price lunch. All my students will do anything for anybody, especially the ESL students. We are always bringing the best out of everyone. Despite my students' backgrounds, they all have one thing in common, and that is their love of learning and helping others.

My Project

My class and I will be learning about fairy tales, fables and myths. The students will be asked to create a fractured fairy tale and a fable. The books I am asking for will be used inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom. I need these materials so my students can have something to see, read and use to help them create their own stories.

To show the students what the different types of fairy tales look like, these are needed especially for inclusion/ ELL classroom .

With this knowledge the students will be able to create their own version of a classic fairy tale. I did this activity last year with my class. I didn't have enough resources for all of the children to use and it took them along time to complete their work. I would like these books so I can now make sure that all of my children have an opportunity to take a book home with them or to have one in the class to work with. It has been my experience that these children enjoy reading and writing fairy tales and fables. It is my hope that I can continue to encourage them to be as creative as possible. With these books, I know I will be able to get my students excited about their work and something that they can always refer to. Thanks as always for all your help!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $12.00 2 $24.00
Hansel & Gretel • AKJ Education $9.35 2 $18.70
Animal Jamboree: Latino Folktales / La fiesta de los animales: leyendas latinas • AKJ Education $5.17 2 $10.34
Aladdin • AKJ Education $4.15 2 $8.30
Beauty and the Beast • AKJ Education $4.15 2 $8.30
Anklet for a Princess • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Yeh-Shen • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cinderella's Countdown to the Ball • AKJ Education $5.56 1 $5.56
The Lion and the Mouse • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Grimm's Fairy Tales • AKJ Education $3.34 1 $3.34

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