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Mrs. Ornelas from Greenville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Full STEAM

My students need a classroom library with high-quality and engaging novels to create a love of literature.

  • $551 goal

This project expired on December 15, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with energetic and eager to learn middle school students. My students are very diverse and come from various backgrounds. They bring with them different experiences, abilities, and resources. My students have great imaginations and love to learn through hands-on activities and creativity.

Students work in groups to share ideas and listen to others and create their own learning.

I work hard to make all my students understand that they are important members of our classroom and have a lot to contribute. My goal is to help every student learn no matter what!

My Project

I believe that the one thing that makes the biggest difference in the quality of any person’s education, and even their life, is a love of reading. In addition, research shows that students who have access to high-quality and high-interest books on a daily basis are more likely to read for enjoyment. These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy-a space to just sit and enjoy the written word! Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently, learn more about themselves as well as the world around them.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students are our future leaders. What better way to prepare them for this important task than to allow students to learn about the world around them through literature?

Mrs. Ornelas
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.56 2 $23.12
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 2 $22.78
Orphan Monster Spy • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Before I Let Go • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Librarian of Auschwitz • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Unwind (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
The Beauty That Remains • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Nineteen Minutes • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Strange the Dreamer • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
Jurassic Park: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tell Me Three Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Pact: A Love Story • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Paper Towns • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Wintergirls • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62

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