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Mrs. Magalski from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Novels for Nurturing Character

My students need fresh copies of our favorite fifth grade books!

  • $751 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has AMAZING students and families. I want to provide my students with everything they need to succeed. 100% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. The majority of our school population is of Hispanic heritage, most of whom are English Language Learners. My students and their families have a high regard for education.

I am confident that my fifth graders will be productive members in their community in the near future.

With your assistance, we can help their chances to become more successful in their endeavors.

My Project

Hatchet, Touching Spirit Bear, and Out of My Mind are books that teach students about much needed character traits. These stories will give my students practice with grade-level reading AND push them to find strength, courage, empathy, and integrity like the main characters in these wonderful novels. I have years of experience teaching these books, and my classroom copies are no longer in good shape. My students need to feel these cherished books in their hands and touch the words that were so thoughtfully crafted for their growing minds. Please help my amazing students continue to learn from these outstanding novels.

Mrs. Magalski
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 27 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 28 $204.12
Touching Spirit Bear • AKJ Education $6.72 28 $188.16
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 28 $153.44
Touching Spirit Bear • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
EL HACHA/Hatchet • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
Touching Spirit Bear Teacher Guide NU5273 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75

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