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Mrs. Gruett from Fond Du Lac WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need good picture books and top reads for their age level.

  • $388 goal

This project expired on August 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from all backgrounds but have a love for learning. They like to be engaged in their learning and working in a safe place that helps them find new information and continue to search for more.

Students are learning and teaching each other.

We are always moving and changing things based on what we are learning and what each student needs. They are in groups, independent, partners, etc. Providing them with the means to work on diverse tasks and in different areas is important. They can find what works for them and is the most comfortable.

My Project

My students need to have good books around them at all times. New titles and interests are changing quickly and replenishing classroom libraries is costly. I want my students to be able to love reading and have books they want to read. Morning read aloud with picture books such as Bully, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, Ivan and many more help lead important discussions about issues students face every day. This allows for classroom discussions on skills and life and just to enjoy a good book together. Some students are never read to and they all sit and soak in the new story and take on the characters as they go through their journey.

Being able to read books aloud every day helps engage reluctant readers.

Listening to a read aloud and the skills used then is used during their independent reading time. Good books and top books are important for a classroom library. Series like Roscoe Riley Rules keeps kids interested. An old favorite, Boxcar Children, has made new books as Graphic Novels. I can't keep these on my shelves and they are excited to read!

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
5 Book Set : Roscoe Riley Rules (Roscoe Riley Rules Set, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Sweet Tooth • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Bully • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
What Do Teachers Do (After You Leave School)? (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Ida, Always • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Big Nate: Silent But Deadly • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
14 Cows for America • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Snowbound Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Pizza Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Haunted Cabin Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Amusement Park Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mountain Top Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Castle Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tree House Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Woodshed Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The 13-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Houseboat Mystery (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Harry the Dirty Dog • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37

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