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Ms. Van Tine from Michigan City IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Your Heart Out!

Help me give my students a library that helps them reflect upon themselves and instill a love for reading varying texts.

  • $550 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our Fine Art Magnet School is full of students who strive to display their talents in a variety of ways such as dance, song, and art. Every student is capable of great successes and each finds their own way of doing so.

My Class of 15 Terrific 3's.

Of my 15, there are multiple students with emotional requirements and learning needs as well. I strive to create a classroom community where students know they are loved, and accepted for trying their best and showing what they can do!

My Project

The best part of my day as a teacher is my read aloud time with my students. I love sitting down at the carpet area to introduce a new book to my kids. Some of the best books teach valuable lessons that can last a lifetime. Not only that, many books can help students connect themselves to the various standards I teach throughout the school year.

When you can connect a student's lives to everyday teaching it can make an huge difference in their learning.

With many of these books in my selection I know that my students will see themselves in the varying characters. They can see famous African American leaders or inventors, women who never gave up on their dreams, and individuals who chose kindness to change the world. I hope to keep building my classroom library with important and influential texts that can continue to build a life long love for reading in all of my students.

Ms. Van Tine
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $47.61 1 $47.61
Dandy • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Moon! Earth's Best Friend (Our Universe) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Sulwe • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Ron's Big Mission • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Going Places • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The North Star • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
You and Me • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
I'm Here • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
So Few of Me • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Hair Love • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Sun! One in a Billion (Our Universe) • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (Our Universe) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Happy Dreamer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Follow the Drinking Gourd • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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