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Ms. Russ from Burns Flat OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Love-Love to Read

My students need books in their classroom. I am a 1st year teacher in a low income district, and my students read on a 2nd to 3rd grade level. They need to love to read!

  • $300 goal

This project expired on February 7, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students need some laughs! I have chosen some comical books that my kids can read because I doubt they get many laughs elsewhere! I am shooting for 100% A.R. goals this year, and a new found LOVE for reading. Please help us achieve this goal...laughter is the best medicine for the soul!

My school is low income, and the numbers have exceeded the building!

This rural area is mostly driven by the oil industry, but the kids come and go, as if they were migrant! I feel like a majority of my students come from broken, possibly abusive or neglected homes. I feel my job is to love them, and hope they can find a love or drive for education while with me this year. Our school library is the same size as our classroom, which limits the amount of books available. And due to lack of funds, the library is a bit 'behind the times' with their books. My goal with humorous books, is to have "book talks" and get these kids socializing about literature, rather than soap operas! They are excited to see if we get these books, and are preparing for their presentations already!

My Project

The humorous books will be a wonderful start to our classroom library! I can't wait to intrigue my students with the new titles and previews of the books. The books will help meet the lower reading levels that seem to be a majority in my class this year. We plan to hold a monthly "book talk" that will give each student a chance to showcase their favorite book from that month. THis is a perfect way to get all students interested in the joy of reading...and with this group, I think humor is just what they need.

My project is so important because I am a first year teacher that worked for two years to collect a library that is unfortunately over their reading level.

I assumed that 4th graders would read between 4-5th levels, but these guys are closer to 3rd! I feel it is important to meet them where they are at, and show them that reading is enjoyable and fun! I hope you will help them! They are precious kids...with an amazing future ahead of them...if they would only reach out and grab it!

Ms. Russ
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ZackFilesBook3 • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher''s House • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Beezus and Ramona Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (Junie B. Jones Series • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Boo • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopyp • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets Dav • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Cupid Doesn''t Flip Hamburgers Debbie Dadey, John Steven Gurn • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Ellen Tebbits • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
ZackFilesBook5 • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Elvis, the Turnip...and Me, Vol. 14 • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Gooney Bird Greene • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Marvin Redpost: Is He A Girl? • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
It Came from Beneath the Bed! • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
Junie B. Jones Fifth Boxed Set Ever! Barbara Park, Denise Br • AKJ Books $15.57 1 $15.57
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
My Grandma, Major League Slugger (Zack Files Series 24) Dan • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
My Son, the Time Traveler (Zack Files Series #8) Dan Greenbu • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
My Teacher Ate My Homework (Zack Files Series 27) Dan Greenb • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
NotSoWeird Emma • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Owen Foote, Money Man Stephanie Greene, Martha Weston (Illus • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Prince of Underwhere Bruce Hale, Shane Hillman (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
Katie Kazoo #10 Quiet on the Set • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Tell a Lie and Your Butt Will Grow (Zack Files Series #28) D • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
The Amazing Odorous Adventures of Stinky Dog (Tales from the • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean • AKJ Books $3.86 1 $3.86
The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Judy Moody Double-Rare Collection Megan McDonald, Peter H. R • AKJ Books $14.02 1 $14.02
The New Step-Mummy (Meet the Kreeps Series #2) Kiki Thorpe • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Nanny Nightmare (Meet the Kreeps Series #3) Kiki Thorpe • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Case of the Mopwater Files • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Toothless Wonder • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
There Goes the Neighborhood (Meet the Kreeps Series #1) Kiki • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Marvin Redpost: Why Pick on Me? • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11

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