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Ms. H. from Mandeville LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching All Readers

The cost of a variety of books, including The Tortoise and the Jackrabbit and Pickles To Pittsburgh (from Barnes and Noble) and (1) 4-shelf bookcase (from Office Depot, Inc.) is $1010, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $997 goal

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My students love to read and have varied reading levels. I would like a book shelf and a selection of books available to my students to encourage them to read more and improve their reading abilities. Our school is located near a wetlands area just a few blocks from Lake Pontchartrain. I teach a self-contained third grade class with special education and gifted inclusion students. There are 21 students in my class. Our student population reflects approximately 23% students on free or reduced lunch; and, unfortunately, some of our students are in housing transition due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We have seven third grade classes (140 students) at our school that could share these materials. I would like different levels of fiction and nonfiction reading materials that correlate to our basal reading series. The students will form "book clubs" to read and discuss their reading. I know that the more a person reads and discusses what he or she reads, the better the reading skills become. I want our students to build good reading skills that will last throughout their lives.

Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Office Depot(R) Commercial 48quot Bookcase, 4 Shelves, Sand Maple • Office Depot Inc. $67.49 1 $67.49
Extra Cheese, Please!: Mozzarella's Journey from Cow to Pizza Cris Peterson, Alvis Upitis (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 3 $26.85
The Tortoise and the Jackrabbit / La tortuga y la liebre Susan Lowell, Jim Harris (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 3 $21.45
Potato: A Tale From The Great Depression Kate Lied, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 3 $21.45
Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree William Miller, Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator), Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 3 $21.45
Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest Lynne Cherry, Deborah Halverson (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 6 $37.80
A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History Lynne Cherry • Barnes and Noble $6.30 6 $37.80
Why the Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale As Told by Mary-Joan Gerson, Carla Golembe, Carla Golembe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Jimmy's Boa Bounces Back Trinka Hakes Noble, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 3 $18.87
Earthquakes Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 4 $25.16
Pickles To Pittsburgh Ron Barrett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Archibald Frisby Michael D. Chesworth, Michael D. Chesworth (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 6 $37.50
Cactus Hotel Brenda Z. Guiberson, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 3 $18.75
Stargazers Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 4 $25.00
Market Square Dog James Harriot, Ruth Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 6 $37.50
Old Bag of Bones Janet Stevens • Barnes and Noble $6.25 6 $37.50
Little Red Cowboy Hat Susan Lowell, Randy Cecil (Illustrator), Brothers Grimm • Barnes and Noble $6.25 6 $37.50
Water Dance Thomas Locker, Thomas Locker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 6 $32.40
Bugs and Other Insects Bobbie D. Kalman, Tammy Everts • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Mandy Sue Day Karen Ritz (Illustrator), Roberta Karim • Barnes and Noble $5.35 6 $32.10
Escaping the Giant Wave Peg Kehret • Barnes and Noble $4.49 6 $26.94
Big Dipper Franklyn Mansfield Branley, Molly Coxe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 3 $13.47
Exploring Land Habitats Margaret Yatsevitch Phinney (Illustrator), Terri Talas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 6 $26.70
So That's how the Moon Changes Shape! Allan Fowler • Barnes and Noble $4.45 3 $13.35
Volcanoes! Mountains of Fire: A Step 3 Book (Step into Reading) Eric Arnold, Doug Knutson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77

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