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Ms. Collier from Iowa City IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books for a New School Year

Help me give my students some great new books to checkout and enjoy!

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our student population is racially and culturally diverse. We have approximately 350 preschool-6th graders this year, coming to us from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some of our students come to us from the three emergency shelters in our attendance area, some come from as far away as Mexico, Central America, China, Sudan, and the Congo. We have about 80% of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

The diversity in our school provides our staff with as much opportunity to learn from the children every day, just as they do from us.

We are all lucky to have the opportunity to work and read and learn and play together every single day!

My Project

Many of our students don't have shelves of books in their homes, and depend on our school library for all of their reading wants and needs. This means that we need additional books for our library shelves to be fully-stocked with the newest and most beloved books at all times for student to take home and read on their own, or for grown-ups at home to read aloud to our students. We can't grow readers without great books!

Our diverse group of students have diverse reading needs.

While we have a budget a budget from the school district to use for updating our library collection, it never seems to be enough. Our budget has stayed the same for years, but book prices have not!

Ms. Collier
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Charlie and Lola: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How the Meteorite Got to the Museum • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Alfie • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Brownie & Pearl Step Out • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Brownie & Pearl Go for a Spin • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Jabari Jumps • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Fly The Disgusting Critters Series • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Head Lice • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Spider • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Toad • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Worm The Disgusting Critters Series • AKJ Education $6.50 1 $6.50
Perrazo y Perrito (Big Dog And Little Dog) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Brownie & Pearl Go for a Spin • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Brownie & Pearl Hit the Hay • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Brownie & Pearl See the Sights • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Brownie & Pearl Step Out • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Brownie & Pearl Grab a Bite • AKJ Education $1.85 1 $1.85

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