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Ms. Ruffcorn from Mondamin IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books to Begin Our New Year

Help me give my students new, exciting, engaging, book choices to start our year off as readers!

  • $449 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Sadly, libraries in our rural area are few and far between. My school district is made up of seven small farm communities. Only two of those have modest libraries with limited hours. Although our elementary school has a library, it is also suffers from the same conditions.

In order for students to develop a lifelong love of reading, they have to have access to books!

My kids deserve a vibrant classroom library that allows them to interact with and be exposed to a wide variety of literature.

My Project

Bookshelves lined with new exciting, engaging titles to choose from is the BEST way to welcome my 5th grade students! I can clearly imagine watching their eyes light up as they pour over the selection of books in the classroom. I can't wait to begin our reading journeys together!

I want my students to spend the year thoroughly immersed in books.

Perusing tittles, chatting about characters, sharing favorite authors, and eagerly devouring stories will foster a lifelong love of reading!

Having a wide variety of genres and authors will guarantee that my 5th graders are welcomed into a text rich classroom environment that will lead to an adventurous year of reading for all of us!

Ms. Ruffcorn
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dragonbreath (11 Books) • AKJ Education $103.18 1 $103.18
Pretty Little Liars (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $32.89 1 $32.89
Roller Girl • AKJ Education $15.32 1 $15.32
Vincent and Theo • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
New Kid • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
PopularMMOs Presents Enter the Mine • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $9.92 1 $9.92
Ghostopolis • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
All's Faire in Middle School • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Crossover • AKJ Education $9.38 1 $9.38
Positively Izzy • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Coraline Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Invisible Emmie • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett (Origami Yoda #4) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
Dog Man and Cat Kid • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: from the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee An Origami Yoda Book • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Darth Paper Strikes Back • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
See You at Harry's • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda) • Amazon Business $3.24 1 $3.24

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