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Mrs. Willis from Roanoke VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Mysteries to Discover!

My students need new books to read! Mystery books are especially popular!

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my second year as a teacher in a large, urban elementary school. Working with students that come from low-income homes has its challenges. However, I wouldn't want to work anywhere else! In my Title I school in Virginia, 100% of our students receive free lunch and breakfast and 87% of the student body is a minority group. They come from some tough backgrounds but still continue to work hard and do all that they can to learn. I truly love what I do and I'm grateful to have such a great community of learners in my class and in our school! has helped bring supplies to our classroom that we couldn't have any other way.

I want my students to know that they are important. They deserve the best materials. No matter what.

My Project

My students need to read interesting books to stay engaged! It's no fun to have to sit and read boring books. In my class, our goal is to transition students from reading for a couple of minutes to reading for fifteen minutes or twenty minutes at a time. With practice, students will work their way to reading for a sustained amount of time before the end of the school year.

Interesting books play a major role in sustained reading time!

Without interesting chapter books, students are flipping between books again and again during a short period of time.

Please consider helping provide my students with high-quality, interesting chapter books and mystery books.

Mrs. Willis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $19.17 1 $19.17
Zachary and the Great Potato Catastrophe • Amazon Business $17.56 1 $17.56
The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Happy Birthday to You! • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Oh, the Places You'll Go!   • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Nancy Drew Diaries: Curse of the Arctic Star; Strangers on a Train; Mystery of the Midnight Rider; Once Upon a Thriller • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
NANCY DREW DIARIES GN VOL 08 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dr. Seuss's ABC (Beginner Books, I Can Read It All By Myself) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nim's Island • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Secret of the Ballet Book: (Kids Fantasy Books, Ballerina Fiction) (Kids Mystery, Girls Books Ages 9-12, Ballet Stories, Dance Books, Kids Books, Kids Fantasy Books Ages 9-12) • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35

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