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Ms. Stinton from Bradenton FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Once Upon a Classroom Library

Help me give my students a great classroom library full of rich literature that they will be excited to read.

  • $528 goal

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My Students

My students at my school are one of the most diverse classrooms I have seen. They are in the middle of their 4/5th-grade loop. There are students reading at every level from 3-8th grade. Most of the students have been going to to this school since Kindergarten.

My students are excited about reading and I hope to continue that excitement into 5th grade!

They have been immersed in a curriculum that is very rich in the arts. Because they are in a testing grade now, they are adjusting to a more standards-based curriculum. While this can be difficult for some students, these students have really been able to rise to the challenge.

My Project

I am a first-year teacher trying to build my first classroom library. While I have been able to find some books at Goodwill and thrift stores, I am trying to have books that are as diverse as the students in my class.

I think allowing the students to choose what types of books they read will give them a better appreciation for what they are reading.

This project will give me the opportunity to add books to my library that I may not be able to get otherwise. I think a great classroom library can make all the difference in whether the students are engaged in, and excited about their literary journey.

Ms. Stinton
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 45 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 2 $150.00
Newbery Classroom Library Builder: Grades 3+ ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 2 $140.00
Storyworks, Grades 4-6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $8.49 10 $84.90

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