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Mrs. Ballard from Cross Lanes WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Can Take You Places!!

My students need new grade level sets of books that meet the reading abilities of a split grade classroom.

  • $281 goal

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My Students

I teach in a school with over 600 students. We are not federally funded, therefore we rely on our PTO, grants, and our own personal money to purchase additional supplies materials necessary to educate our students properly. We have over half of our student population that come from low socio economic homes.

I teach a split classroom containing thirteen fourth graders and ten fifth graders with varying reading levels who desperately need class sets of books that can meet their academic needs.

Because of their wide range in levels, I want to use a variety of trade books for us to study in each grade level group.

My Project

The socio economic status of some of the students in our school does not allow them to experience many things in their home life. I once heard it said by author Mason Cooley that, "Reading gives us some place to go when we must stay where we are." This is true for many students in my class. By exposing students to the gift of reading, I hope to awaken them to experiences they may not otherwise get to experience. It is for this reason that I would like a grade level set of "Nine Ten, A Story about September 11th." In this story, students get to understand how the lives of 4 children from very different backgrounds change abruptly on September 11, 2001.

I hope that these books allow my students to fall in love with reading.

I used the book "There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom" five years ago when I taught fifth grade. After finishing this book, one student said, "That seriously was the best book I have ever read!" All of the other students nodded in agreement. This story allows students to understand the topic of bullying and why they act the way they do. In the end, students will fall in love with the bully, Bradley Chalkers. The copies I previously used have fallen apart and I would love to get a new set to use with my students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom • Amazon Business $7.67 14 $107.38
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story • Amazon Business $6.98 14 $97.72

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