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  • $1,264 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Nobles
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Open Your Mind, Open a Book: Building a Classroom Library

My students need diverse, engaging books that span a range of lexile levels.

My Students

Over the past several years, the schools in our district have suffered from severe budget cuts, limiting the amount of resources our students have to learn. Each year, my colleagues and I work diligently to find new, creative ways for our students to grow. Our instructional focus this year is to increase rigor (especially with literacy) as we know that all students learn best when they are held to high expectations.

The students at our school are low-income inner city students who all receive a free lunch.

They are a mix of neighborhood kids and students who travel in by bus from other parts of the city. Our students have the unique opportunity to come together from different areas to learn from each other. To make their learning most meaningful, it is important to provide them with as many rigorous texts as possible for them to choose from. Building a classroom library that has a range of complex texts at different levels will help to spark interest in reading, as well as challenge each unique reader in my classroom.

My Project

A well stocked library is an essential part of every classroom. Providing students with a wide range of books that not only spark their interest in reading, but also challenge them academically allows for a tremendous amount of growth. The books listed in this project are of various lexile levels, allowing all of my third graders to find books that they find both engaging and a good fit. They will be able to spend time reading books both in class and at home, working on valuable reading comprehension skills and building a robust vocabulary. Most importantly, this classroom library will help students develop open minds.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 4 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $271.79 1 $271.79
Grade 3 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $217.98 1 $217.98
GG965X - Help-Yourself Book Boxes - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 3 $95.97
100-Count Library Card Pockets - Self Adhesive Book Pockets, Library Card Holders, White, 3.5 x 4.5 Inches • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Jot & Mark Library Due Date Note Cards | Checkout Catalog Book Cards (100 cards per pack) • Amazon Business $8.54 3 $25.62
Emily Windsnap: Six Swishy Tails of Land and Sea • AKJ Education $25.54 1 $25.54
So You Want to Be President? • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Quiltmaker's Gift • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Zathura A Space Adventure • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Runny Babbit A Billy Sook • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Two Bad Ants • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Rag Coat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bill Peet An Autobiography • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Dare To Dream! 25 Extraordinary Lives • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Bone #2: The Great Cow Race • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #1: Out from Boneville • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #3: Eyes of the Storm • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Stela Luna / Stellaluna • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Great White Sharks • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
How to Train Your Dragon • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Castle Corona • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Geronimo Stilton #1: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Traveling Man The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hachiko Waits • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Paint the Wind • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
So You Want to Be An Inventor? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Amelia to Zora Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Magic Tree House #32: Winter of the Ice Wizard • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Rabbit Hill (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Dexter the Tough • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Reaching for the Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Homer Price • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Magician's Elephant • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hotel For Dogs • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Half Magic • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Bully Book • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Dog Diaries Secret Writings of the Woof Society • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Loser • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
George and Martha • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
La Mariposa (The Butterfly) • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Morning Girl • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Shredderman: Meet the Gecko • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Was in a Mood • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Summer Reading Is Killing Me! #7 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Case Of The Sneaky Snowman • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Peter Pan • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Houdini World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King • AKJ Education $3.50 1 $3.50
Molly's Pilgrim • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$1,028.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,074.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$189.59

Total project goal

$1,263.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,263.96

2 Donors

-$706.97

Donations toward project cost

-$600.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.04

match offer

-$556.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$473.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 2 other donors.

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