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Mrs. Yelton from Lebanon TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers are Leaders!

Help me give my students their own classroom library with hardback and paperback books.

  • $456 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My group of third graders this year are simply amazing. The group is diverse in that they come from all walks of life. Actually, the group can be divided into thirds. The first few students come from single-parent homes. They live in a rented house, apartment, duplex, or with other family members such as grandparents. The next group consists of students from Mexico and Central America. These students are learning English as well as the other academic subjects in third grade. Finally, the last group are students who come from traditional homes with mom, dad and siblings.

Reading brings us all together.

We can travel anywhere in the world through a book. My students need as many books as they can get their hands on which is the reason for this project.

My Project

These books will be the beginning of our brand new classroom library. I currently borrow twenty books per week from our school library for students to read when they finish assignments or during reading time. This project will allow students to have a library in the classroom with a larger selection of books at their fingertips.

Books from a variety of authors and genres will make our classroom library full of adventure and fun.

I want students to experience the joy of opening a book, feeling the pages, smelling the "new book smell", and developing an overall love of reading for a lifetime.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! • Amazon Business $23.08 1 $23.08
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $18.13 1 $18.13
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $7.88 2 $15.76
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.55 2 $15.10
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
The Gift of the Sacred Dog (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Wordy Birdy • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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