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Mrs. Murray from Owasso OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading in Room 48

My students need novel study books that cross the content areas, such as, "The Witch of Blackbird Pond", but also entertaining and thrilling, like "The City of Ember".

  • $432 goal

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My Students

I love teaching in a "melting pot". My students come from a vast number of cultures and backgrounds, demographics and economic situations. I love that every day they see past the differences each student has and enjoys the person that each student is. We celebrate our differences, but understand that we are each a member of the human race, and kindness is key.

My students are phenomenal storytellers!

They also enjoy reading or listening to a good story. I myself am a life-long learner and avid reader. Every day I try to instill this love I have into them. Some days I am very successful! Others...well...other days can come up short. Never the less, we persist, and my classroom becomes a beautiful environment of collaboration and brainstorming and team-building.

My Project

There is never enough time in the day to fully teach and explain and explore all content areas that must be covered in 5th grade! With the help of novel studies, not only will we be able to work with our English Language Arts standards in reading comprehension, but we will be able to explore topics related to Early America through story-telling, thus fulfilling our Social Studies' standards. Many of these books will be able to support our Social Studies lessons by creating a fictional and entertaining story, pulling our students into it, but reinforcing lessons learned during the Revolutionary time period. Additionally, certain genres of books (dystopian, for example) are very popular right now but aren't always appropriate for 10 and 11-year-olds. When a book series comes along that not only fulfills the genre want, but also the age level, you HAVE to provide it for your students! "The City of Ember" provides the thrill and struggles that readers of dystopian novels all love, but without the adult situations.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.83 25 $145.75
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • AKJ Education $5.83 25 $145.75
The Split History of the American Revolution Patriot Perspective / British Perspective • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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