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Ms. Degener from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready for Reading in 4th Grade!

Help me give my students age-appropriate texts to engage them in independent reading!

  • $409 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My name is Ms. Degener and I am a 4th-grade reading teacher at an elementary-middle school in Baltimore City. My students are thoughtful, hard-working and inquisitive children who are always willing to rise to the challenges they face. Every day, these students persevere through academic and social obstacles while maintaining their positive attitudes. Students at Lakeland come from a close-knit community located in Southwest Baltimore. Our school is an incredible place full of individuals who are always looking to support students at every turn. Our students and their families often struggle to purchase basic supplies for the beginning of the school year. We are a Title I school in Baltimore City where 86.3% of students are living in poverty and about 50% of students come from immigrant families. My students deserve every opportunity to be academically successful in fourth grade and achieve all that they wish for themselves.

My Project

With a move to 4th grade this year, many of my incoming students will have different needs and interests than my students in the past. As a result, I am hoping that with new, engaging independent reading books, students will have the chance to discover and foster a love of​ reading during their time in my classroom. Many elementary students struggle to choose just-right books for themselves that will also hold their attention. My hope is that with this project, I can provide as many opportunities as possible for my students to find books that they will truly love reading.

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 95 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seat Sack Storage Pocket, Large, 17 Inches, Black • Amazon Business $11.08 9 $99.72
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Black Lagoon Book Set 1-10;Class Trip,Talent Show,Class Election,Science Fair,Halloween Party,Field Day,School Carnival,Valentine's Day,Christmas Party,Little League Team • Amazon Business $54.89 1 $54.89
Goosebumps Classic (Series 1) - 10 Books Set Collection R.L. Stine • Amazon Business $28.90 1 $28.90
Roald Dahl Magical Gift Set (4 Books): Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator • Amazon Business $21.86 1 $21.86
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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