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Mrs. Laing from Tallahassee FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ohhh the Places They'll Go...with a Good Book!!!

Help me give my students places to go with a few amazing novels!!

  • $414 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ohh the places they'll go...when my students can pick up a book. To foster and encourage a love of reading, texts need to be readily accessible to students. Many of my students do not have the opportunity to experience life outside of the boundaries of our city due to various circumstances, mainly due to financial reasons, however when you provide them with a plethora of reading material, ohh the places they'll go!! Classroom libraries are important because students need immediate and frequent access to books to encourage reading as well as providing a venue where teachers and students can easily recommend books to each other. I NEVER punish my students for not returning a book as most of the time they have passed it along it has found a home with them. With this, my shelves are becoming bare and in need of fulfillment in order to continue to allow my students places to go!!!

My Project

Students need an escape! What better way to block out the world, expand their vocabulary, and become more fluent analytical thinkers and problems solvers all while going places by reading a book!!

Parting the first page of a book and beginning to read the first line, then the first page then the first chapter and so on allows students to expand their knowledge and provide information to discuss, reason and defend.

Which in return helps cultivate a well rounded, knowledgeable young individual. Having a shelf full of high interest novels for them to choose from is vital to the places they'll go!!!

Mrs. Laing
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Complete Hatchet Set (Hatchet~The River~Brian's Winter~Brian's Return~Brian's Hunt) • Amazon Business $42.15 1 $42.15
The Unwanteds Collection: The Unwanteds; Island of Silence; Island of Fire; Island of Legends; Island of Shipwrecks; Island of Graves; Island of Dragons • Amazon Business $34.14 1 $34.14
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
If I Stay Collection • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Watch Us Rise • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Brian's Winter (Custom Book Bundles) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Dead Girls Don't Lie • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Legend • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Backlash • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sky Raiders (Five Kingdoms) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Giver (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Bud, Not Buddy • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Left Out • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
The List • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.25 1 $4.25

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