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Ms. McLees from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Refresh Our Library

My students need new copies of our favorite books and additional books featuring our favorite characters.

  • $314 goal

This project expired on June 21, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students enjoy reading. They are anxious each day to choose a read aloud and will beg for the chance. While one student picks a book to read, the others can not help giving suggestions and recommending favorites. It seems the same books get picked again and again.

My students are growing up in the city, and most of them have a very limited library at home.

If they have books, only a few of them are read to at bedtime. I grew up with bedtime stories every night and devoured favorite series of chapter books. Because my students don't all have these opportunities at home, I want to ensure that they have every chance to read and to be read to at school. The books that most excite my students have been read and reread so many times that pages are ripping and the bindings are coming loose.

My Project

My students like to read these books to one another. They play teacher, and sit in my chair, retelling the stories to their classmates. Daily, I'm asked to read one of the books by David Shannon, and I've memorized the text to even some of the longest stories on this list. We've enjoyed getting to know Junie B. Jones, and my class will be excited to add three more books to our collection. We read a chapter each day before lunch. Already we've fallen in love with Mercy Watson, and flew through the first book about her. My students will love reading these new stories on CD at the listening station. Books are treasures to my students, and I am so glad. The children feel ownership for our classroom collection the same way that I cherished the books on my bookshelf as a child.

I can not describe to you the excitement that my students and I will feel as we open a box holding these books, should you choose to send them our way.

Please consider donating to this project. My students love reading, and I want to expand and refresh our collection of beloved stories. They'll be more anxious than ever to choose the read aloud, and each day they will beg for just one more story or just one more chapter. Let's give them that.

Ms. McLees
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Need My Monster • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
I Aint Gonna Paint No More • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
David Goes to School • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
No, David! • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
It''s Christmas, David! David Shannon (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Patty Lovell, David Catrow (Illu • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Patty Lovell, David Catrow (Illu • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
I Like Myself! Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
David Gets in Trouble David Shannon • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Mercy Watson Collection • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
The Mercy Watson Collection Volume II: #3 Mercy Watson Fight • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
The Mercy Watson Collection • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Mr. Lincoln''s Whiskers • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Martin Luther King Jr.''s Microphone • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
The Cat in the Hat in English and French Dr. Seuss, Jean Val • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
SuperHero ABC Bob Mcleod, Bob Mcleod (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
SuperHero ABC Bob Mcleod, Bob Mcleod (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
We''re Going On Bear Hunt • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
We''re Going On Bear Hunt • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Story of Abraham Lincoln Patricia A. Pingry, Stephanie M • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones Has a Monster under Her Bed • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly-books with holes • AKJ Books $3.49 1 $3.49
Wheels on the Bus (PBbooks with holes) • AKJ Books $3.49 1 $3.49
Wheels on the Bus (PBbooks with holes) • AKJ Books $3.49 1 $3.49

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