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Ms. Rafferty from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading with Friends is Magical!

My students need multiple copies of fourteen different books including poetry, fiction and Magic Tree House books.

  • $459 goal

This project expired on September 23, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company." by Andre Gide

The students who attend our school are excited about learning each day!

They come to us from many different types of homes. Some students are living with extended families, single parents, or two parent homes. Most families struggle financially, and are not able to supply school supplies for their students. This makes it difficult to complete projects in the classroom without the help of the community.

My Project

I am requesting fourteen different books to use during our literature circles. Students will participate in literature circles while reading a variety of poetry and fiction books. Students love to read with partners and discuss what they are reading! Students will be able to learn while reading the engaging books. Reading the Magic Tree House books will allow my struggling readers to participate in literature circles with all of their peers. Talking about books brings about great discussions! They love to share what they have learned! This will be possible in literature circles that promote reading in my classroom!

Do you remember the book that sparked a love of reading for you?

Engaging in exciting literature will encourage my students to become better readers and students! My students love to read new and exciting books!

Ms. Rafferty
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Picnic In October • AKJ Books $5.91 4 $23.64
A Dandelion''s Life • AKJ Books $5.14 4 $20.56
Love to Langston • AKJ Books $7.36 4 $29.44
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost • AKJ Books $5.14 5 $25.70
Langston Hughes • AKJ Books $11.06 4 $44.24
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson • AKJ Books $5.14 5 $25.70
Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll, Edward • AKJ Books $5.14 5 $25.70
Poetry for Young People: Walt Whitman Walt Whitman, David Sc • AKJ Books $5.14 5 $25.70
I Must Go Down to the Beach Again • AKJ Books $4.40 5 $22.00
Carl Sandburg • AKJ Books $5.14 5 $25.70
One Fine Day • AKJ Books $5.17 5 $25.85
Peter and the Wolf Sergei Prokofiev, Charles Mikolaycak (Ill • AKJ Books $5.17 5 $25.85
Magic Tree House #32: Winter of the Ice Wizard • AKJ Books $3.69 4 $14.76
Dolphins at Daybreak • AKJ Books $3.69 4 $14.76

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