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Mrs. Steffens from Lincoln IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need books! Books to read, books to discover, books to share and books to discuss!

  • $603 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the joy of teaching a group of energetic junior high students who love to read and discuss what the read. My students are active in sports, clubs, church groups, and community service. Each of them is unique and challenge me every day to be a better person and teacher.

Most of my kids have attended the same school since kindergarten which means they are a close-knit group.

They take pride in our school and work hard for me every day. We love to have fun and share the "high" points of the previous day every morning. The eighth graders are anxious to start a new chapter in a new district come August but are holding on tight to their time left together as the class of 2018. My seventh graders can't wait to be the top role models of our school next year. However, we have a lot more work to do before we make it to the end of May!

My Project

Students need to read and then read some more to gain better comprehension skills. In order to accomplish this, they need BOOKS! Books that challenge them and books that are of varying genres. This project will fill my classroom library shelves with books of many different genres and topics.

This project will offer my students a plethora of choices to read daily.

The book list contains several series that will hook students and keep them reading for several months. It also contains books for many different reading levels which will keep all students reading. The books have mostly been recommended by the students themselves. They are titles that the kids want other children to read and enjoy!

Mrs. Steffens
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $29.36 1 $29.36
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Influence (Influence Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Rebound • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Stargirl/Love, Stargirl Paperback Box Set • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
The Empties (The Glitches Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Glitch (The Glitches Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Echo • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Trials of Apollo Book Three The Burning Maze • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
Death Weavers (Five Kingdoms) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Booked • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Unbound: A Novel in Verse • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Crystal Keepers (Five Kingdoms) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Norm (The Glitches) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Sky Raiders (Five Kingdoms) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Son (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
The Paper Cowboy • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
Orphan Train Girl • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Trials of Apollo, The Book One The Hidden Oracle • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Pieces of Georgia • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Red Butterfly • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
I Had Seen Castles • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Messenger (Readers Circle) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Rhyme Schemer • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Paperboy • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Important Book • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
School's Out - Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2) • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Rogue Knight (Five Kingdoms) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Under a War-Torn Sky • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78
Gathering Blue (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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