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Ms. Cardone from Scranton PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help Fill Our Classroom with Books

My students need classroom books and storage bins that will encourage them to continue to read.

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low socioeconomic school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

The minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me.

I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

My school district is closing the school library in the beginning of next year and it is important for me to continue to instill reading into my students. We are in a high needs district, with over 91% of our students receiving free and reduced-price lunch. Many of our children do not have books of their own. We need to have more books in our classrooms so that our children can develop habits that lead to life long reading. When reading feels good, the feeling stays with you and you want to read more! If I can bring new and interesting books to them, I might be able to pique their interest. I picked books that they are familiar with and would be interested in reading. Please help us fill our shelves in our classroom with books.

We will use the books to increase our fluency, pique our interest, and fill our minds with imaginations.

We will use the book bins to keep all of new books/old books organized.

I ordered a lot of chapter books because as the year goes on my student's fluency level is rising & they are so excited to read on a 3rd-5th grade level and be successful on accelerated reader assessments. I asked the students for suggestions on which books they would like to have in the classroom library and all of these books were selected by the children.

Ms. Cardone
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Durable Book And Binder Holder With Stabilizer Wing & Label Holder™ - 12 Pack • Really Good Stuff $47.99 1 $47.99
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total • Amazon Business $38.77 1 $38.77
3-Pack Single-Color Picture Book Library Bins™ With Dividers • Really Good Stuff $29.97 1 $29.97
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $15.64 2 $31.28
4-Pack Single-Color Chapter Book Library Bins™ With Dividers • Really Good Stuff $29.96 1 $29.96
The Complete Ramona Collection: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ramona Forever, Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, Ramona's World • Amazon Business $28.16 1 $28.16
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 13-16: Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, and Hour of the Olympics • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
Pig the Star (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Bruce's Big Move (Mother Bruce) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set: Includes 3 Favorite Frog and Toad Stories! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Tiger Rising • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Cavemen Do Drive School Buses (The Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Book #8) • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
The Seven Silly Eaters • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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