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Mrs. Pivovaroff from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Peaking Our Interest Through New Book Sets

My students need new high interest books for our newly renovated classroom library.

  • $596 goal

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My Students

I teach at a school that is in the middle of a very diverse neighborhood. Some of my students come from a single family home, and many come from apartment homes. We are in a very populated part of the city where my students live in a single parent home or a home with two working parents.

Even through these challenges, our students love to learn and crave a place to come, where they have multiple chances to succeed.

They are always eager to learn, and I love giving them different opportunities and avenues to see them do just that. Their love for reading is so apparent, and I am excited to give them opportunities to read a diverse set of books.

My Project

My students love our newly refurbished library, but our book choices are very scarce. I have a wide range of readers in my class. Some students read at a 2nd grade level, while some are reading at a 7th grade level. The choices we have in our library don't fall in this reading range, which makes it difficult for them to read something in their particular level.

Adding these high-interest books to our library will really expand my students' reading choices.

They will really be able to find a book that suits them, and that they enjoy. Students will grow as readers, and increase their reading levels while enjoying the books in our classroom library.

Finding a book that interests my students is very important for fourth graders, since they are required to meet a point goal for their Reading grade. These books will help get them to their goals since they are all widely ranged in reading level. This way, students won't struggle to find a book that suits both their interest, and their reading level.

Mrs. Pivovaroff
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries Squee-tastic Collection Books 1-10 Plus 3 1/2: Dork Diaries 1; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 3 1/2; Dork Diaries 4; Dork ... Diaries 8; Dork Diaries 9; Dork Diaries 10 • Amazon Business $98.12 1 $98.12
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $84.70 1 $84.70
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
My Weirder School 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $32.21 1 $32.21
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set • Amazon Business $19.02 1 $19.02
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Awkward • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Swing It, Sunny • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Monsters on the Run (The Yeti Files #2) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Attack of the Kraken (The Yeti Files) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 4): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Drama • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Meet the Bigfeet (The Yeti Files #1) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Ghosts • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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