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Ms. Cross from Irvine CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Expand Imagination

My students need diverse books to meet their unique reading interests.

  • $995 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first-year teacher who could not be more excited to meet my upcoming class of 4th graders! Fourth graders are full of creative and innovative insight, and I am looking forward to learning from and with my students every day. I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of a staff that strongly believes students learn through play, hands-on experiences, technology integration, design thinking, building, and much more. We believe that children are kind, responsible, honest, and resilient. They are risk-takers, creative, and real-world problem solvers when given the right tools.

Reading is a tool that helps foster imagination, spark curiosity, increase empathy, and broaden perspectives.

As a new teacher, I strive to build a diverse classroom library that encourages all students to find and strengthen their love for reading. Every child is unique and has varying interests, so I aim to build a book collection that motivates and engages all students in reading.

My Project

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" -Dr. Seuss. Reading promotes both social and academic growth, which will help students in future endeavors both inside and outside the classroom. Having a variety of books will allow students to find ones that peak their interest and receive the many benefits that reading has to offer.

Creativity and imagination are essential 21st century skills, which need to be encouraged and cultivated in our students.

Reading is one way to spark imagination and curiosity, as students read books that allow them to explore new worlds, expand their horizons, and open their minds to new possibilities. Students step into new perspectives, empathize with characters, and often connect with universal themes while reading. Being a new teacher, I am just starting to build my library. I care deeply about creating one that contains books students can become enthralled in. I would greatly appreciate any and all assistance in forming a classroom library that helps all students find and strengthen their love for reading.

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This project will reach 33 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 6 Favorites • AKJ Education $73.97 1 $73.97
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • AKJ Education $63.46 1 $63.46
Grade 6 Fiction • AKJ Education $62.78 1 $62.78
Wings of Fire • AKJ Education $25.51 2 $51.02
Chronicles of Narnia (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $39.60 1 $39.60
Hunger Games (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.64 1 $36.64
Artemis Fowl (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $33.63 1 $33.63
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • AKJ Education $29.17 1 $29.17
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 2 $21.38
His Dark Materials Yearling 3-book Boxed Set • AKJ Education $19.69 1 $19.69
Echo • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation) An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Footba • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Greenglass House • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Short • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Counting by 7s • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Wishtree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Night Divided • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Save Me a Seat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The 6th Grade Nickname Game (repackage) • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The Alchemyst • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Peter and the Starcatchers • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Rising Above • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Gathering Blue • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Peter and the Shadow Thieves • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The War That Saved My Life • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Stella by Starlight • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Wolf Hollow • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Fever 1793 • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
My Life in Dog Years • AKJ Education $6.14 1 $6.14
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Jack The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
P.S. Be Eleven • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stargirl • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Book Scavenger • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 1 $5.68
Waiting for Normal • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ella Enchanted • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
George • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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