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Mr. Phillips from Clarkston MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Classics for the Classroom Library

Help me give my students a classroom library with new classics that students want to read!

  • $537 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For the past several years, our students have been engaged in becoming a culture of thinkers, a place where a group’s collective, as well as individual, thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted as part of the regular, day-to-day experience of all group members. We recently adopted the Leader In Me program that helps teach our students leadership, accountability, adaptability, initiative, and self-direction, cross-cultural skills, responsibility, problem-solving, communication, creativity, and teamwork.

Our classroom of thinkers are the leaders of the leaders.

They are burdened not only by being the model learners for their younger brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends who look up to them, but they also are on the verge of one of the biggest transitions of their lives as they prepare to enter the middle school with their 600 new classmates.

My Project

In our classroom, we have been all about preparing for the twenty-first century with STEM challenges, robots, coding, and Chromebooks. Students love technology, but there is still something that technology cannot replace: the feel of a good book in your hands. Kindles just don't compare.

Students want to read; they just want to read GOOD books!

They want to read books that they are interested in; not books that they have to read. Having new books, such as Invisible Emme, One for the Murphys, and Shouting at the Rain that they will find exciting and can connect to will help spark that passion for reading that we are so desperately trying to instill in our readers in this world full of tablets, YouTube, and video games.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ocean! Waves for All (Our Universe) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Bob Ross and Peapod the Squirrel • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Moon! Earth's Best Friend (Our Universe) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The World Ends in April • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Free Lunch • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Becoming Brianna (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Sun! One in a Billion (Our Universe) • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (Our Universe) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little Peaceful SPOT: A Story About Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Happiness • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Sadness: A Story About Empathy And Compassion • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Confidence: A Story About Believing In Yourself • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Shouting at the Rain • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Panic • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
The Perfect Star (The Perfect Score Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Perfect Secret (The Perfect Score Series) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Perfect Score (The Perfect Score Series) • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
Saving Winslow • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sunny (3) (Track) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Lu (4) (Track) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
One for the Murphys • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Song for a Whale • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Positively Izzy (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Moo: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Wish • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Invisible Emmie (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Hate That Cat: A Novel • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Restart • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Pax • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Hero • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Patina (2) (Track) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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