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Ms. B. from Culver City CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers at Work: Growing Our Thinking Through Engaging Classroom Libraries

Help me give my students a welcoming rug where they can sit and read as well as an engaging classroom library for Readers Workshop.

  • $1,330 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from incredibly diverse backgrounds and families. Their appreciation for cultures and traditions outside of their own is inspiring. On top of ethnic and socio-economic diversity, our school welcomes children of all abilities and needs. To my students, being different is "normal." Our school is like a microcosm of what the world would be like if everyone were accepted and appreciated for their differences.

My students come to school with a strong sense of social justice.

They take on responsibilities to the school, neighborhood, and beyond. Many of my students are passionate about the environment and create programs in and out of school to help it. They feel deeply for people in need. They realize that no contribution is too small, and they all want to do their part.

Fifth grade is an incredible time when children are becoming more aware of the world around them and their place in it. I think my fifth graders are wise beyond their years, and I learn something from them every day.

My Project

As part of our workshop model for reading instruction, students always have an independent book that they're diving into. They have the power to choose any book at their "just right" level from our classroom library. They jump into those books and apply skills that have been taught in the whole-class lesson or that I've worked on with them individually.

Being able to choose engaging books is empowering to my readers.

They feel more invested in the work they're doing. Having a substantial classroom library is key to that empowerment. Nothing is worse than hearing a student say, "There are only a few books left at my level, and none of them seem interesting to me." It's that much harder to get that student to buy back in, to dive into a book and hone their reading skills.

For this project I have scoured trusted literacy resources and found compelling, worthwhile, and engaging book titles that my students won't be able to resist. I can't wait for them to annotate the pages with sticky-notes full of character inferences, predictions, and connections to the text. Also as part of this project, I have selected a cozy rug that students can enjoy while getting swept up in their incredible books. I can't wait to see how their reading is carried to the next level!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC841 - Natural Accents Leaves Classroom Carpet - 6' x 9' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
Sahara Special • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $33.37 1 $33.37
A Day for Vincent Chin and Me • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Books • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder!: A Hazardous Job You'd Rather Not Have • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Stumptown Kid • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Knots in My Yo-Yo String • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Ocean Animals: Who's Who in the Deep Blue • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Peeled • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Silver Balloon • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Seedfolks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Split History of the American Revolution: A Perspectives Flip Book (Perspectives Flip Books) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Egyptian Myths and Legends (All About Myths) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
A Kid's Life During the American Civil War (How Kids Lived) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
The Friendship • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Military Animals With Dog Tags • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Each Little Bird That Sings • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Weedflower • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kira-Kira • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Double Dutch (Aladdin Fiction) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Hundred Dresses • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Iggie's House • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mississippi Bridge • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Aurora County All-Stars • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Reaching for the Moon • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: A Primary Source Exploration of the Struggle for Racial Equality (We Shall Overcome) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What You Need to Know about Concussions (Focus on Health) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Hindenburg Explosion: Core Events of a Disaster in the Air (What Went Wrong?) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Apache Resistance: Causes and Effects of Geronimo's Campaign (Cause and Effect: American Indian History) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Hush • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Every Soul A Star • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
The Seventh Most Important Thing • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
Blubber • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Tangerine • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Then Again, Maybe I Won't • Amazon Business $7.12 1 $7.12
Fig Pudding • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
All Alone in the Universe • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Criss Cross • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Love, Ruby Lavender • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ramona and Her Mother • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Donuthead (Donuthead Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ramona the Pest • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Report Card • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
An Angel For Solomon Singer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Monument • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Stephen Hawking: Cosmologist Who Gets a Big Bang Out of the Universe (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Ida B: and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Ramona the Brave • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Fire at the Triangle Factory (Carolrhoda on My Own Book.) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Crazy Lady! (Trophy Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Fish Face (The Kids of the Polk Street School) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Hey World, Here I Am! (Harper Trophy Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Alida's Song (Alida Series) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Felita • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yankee Girl • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Going Home • Amazon Business $5.84 1 $5.84
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
The Bracelet • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Catwings (A Catwings Tale) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Booker T. Washington? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Molly's Pilgrim • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eagle Song (Puffin Chapters) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Chalk Box Kid (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Magic Finger • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Stories Julian Tells (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) (Julian's World) • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
Shadow Of The Wolf (Stepping Stone, paper) • Amazon Business $4.04 1 $4.04
DK Readers L4: Free At Last: The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Finding the Titanic (Hello Reader! Level 4) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Helen Keller (Level 2) (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Ugly Animals • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

Materials cost

$994.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$90.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,130.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$199.46

Total project goal

$1,329.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,329.73

1 Donor

-$1,329.73

Donations toward project cost

-$1,130.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$199.46

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$0.00

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