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Ms. Harrod from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books

My students need books that pique their interest. When students are interested in the topics they're more likely to read.

  • $1,381 goal

This project expired on June 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a background of poverty. Many students have unstable living conditions. They don't know where they'll sleep the next night and they're not sure if there will be dinner. But when they come to school, my goal is to make them feel safe, to make them feel secure and to make them feel loved.

My biggest goal is to instill a thirst for knowledge in my students, to create life long learners.

I never want my students to think they are limited by their circumstances. I long for my students to be propelled forward, to become a catalyst for scholastic, social and personal change.

My Project

My students need books that speak to their interests. We are always encouraging students to read and enjoy books, but if we don't have titles that speak to them it makes it much more difficult to encourage them to take a chance on reading.

We encourage students to make their own choices in their learning, we do this is part by encouraging them to take part in books clubs of their choice.

Students are engaged in these clubs and learning occurs at their own pace. It's nice to see students work in groups and direct their own learning, while managing themselves.

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fourth Grade Rats • Amazon Business $4.49 30 $134.70
Sarah, Plain and Tall • Amazon Business $4.19 30 $125.70
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World • Amazon Business $10.75 6 $64.50
National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology: Begin Your Quest for Facts, Photos, and Fun Fit for Gods and Goddesses • Amazon Business $10.57 6 $63.42
Big Book of WHO Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $12.01 5 $60.05
Booked • Amazon Business $11.89 5 $59.45
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.35 5 $51.75
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.30 5 $51.50
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics • Amazon Business $8.39 6 $50.34
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $8.39 6 $50.34
Animals (Discovery Kids) • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology: The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures • Amazon Business $13.79 3 $41.37
The Travel Book: Mind-Blowing Stuff on Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $13.59 3 $40.77
Children's Illustrated Atlas • Amazon Business $11.19 3 $33.57
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 6 $33.54
Adventures in Wild Places, Activities and Sticker Books (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $9.76 3 $29.28
On the Court with...LeBron James (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies) • Amazon Business $4.55 6 $27.30
Let's Explore... Safari (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $9.00 3 $27.00
Let's Explore... Ocean (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Let's Explore... City (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $8.28 3 $24.84
Let's Explore... Jungle (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $7.63 3 $22.89
Let's Explore... Mountain (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $5.73 3 $17.19
Kids Around the World (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97
Homes Around the World (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97
DK Readers L3: Greek Myths • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97

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