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Ms. Mashamesh from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is FUN When You Have Good Books to Choose!

My students need BOOKS! Books at all levels and accessible to a variety of students (such as audio books on an iPad). We're having trouble finding enough sets of books for book clubs and partnerships.

  • $1,427 goal

This project expired on March 22, 2017.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students make me smile everyday. That's because these 7th graders are filled with empathy for the world around them. How do they get that? By READING!!! They love to read and even email me about great books they wish they had in the classroom. I think this is what makes them such caring individuals.

Our classroom is very diverse, in both the population and their learning styles, so I Iike to make sure that books are accessible to everyone no matter what they like.

My Project

When you're as lucky as we are to have a class full of students who love to read, you realize the problem is making sure you have the books to keep up that love of reading. We've ordered book club and partnership sets of books to keep kids engaged throughout the year.

One of our biggest problems is finding books that reach all the levels that our kids are at in the room.

Having audio books (on the iPad) and books for struggling readers helps everyone in the class feel that same excitement, even if they may be struggling. Everyone counts in our classrooms - we're all readers.

Ms. Mashamesh
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 64 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 64GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $449.99 1 $449.99
A Night Divided • AKJ Education $12.40 6 $74.40
Everything, Everything • AKJ Education $13.86 4 $55.44
The Weight of Feathers A Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 4 $55.44
Like No Other • AKJ Education $13.13 4 $52.52
Hour of the Bees • AKJ Education $12.40 4 $49.60
Ghost • AKJ Education $12.40 4 $49.60
A Timeline History of the Trail of Tears • AKJ Education $7.29 5 $36.45
He Said, She Said • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
Chinese Cinderella The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
Extraordinary Means • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Absolutely Almost • AKJ Education $6.56 4 $26.24
The Split History of Westward Expansion in the United States • AKJ Education $6.53 4 $26.12
Into the West Causes and Effects of U.S. Westward Expansion • AKJ Education $6.53 4 $26.12
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Surviving the Journey: The Story of the Oreg • AKJ Education $5.80 4 $23.20
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child : The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production • AKJ Education $17.97 1 $17.97
Bronxwood • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Racing Savannah • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Better Than Perfect • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Catching Jordan • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Americans Move Westward 1800-1850 • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
The 5th Wave, Book 3 • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Spanking Shakespeare • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Stranded in the Sierra Nevada The Story of the Donner Party • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60

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