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Ms. Hart from Lexington KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reignite Our Reading Passions with New Books

Help me give my students a new library of chapter books, such as James Patterson books, The Wild Robot, and The Big Bad Fox to bring new excitement about reading to our classroom.

  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of students with diverse backgrounds and interests. We strive to show our school pride by following the Guidelines for Success in and outside of our classroom. We are active learners! We use hand-on materials, sing daily, read comics and do reader's theater to better understand content. We use a wide-range of technology as we communicate, collaborate and critically think.

My school is a Title I school where children of all economic levels are learning at high levels- We are readers, writers, historians, mathematicians, scientists, and problem solvers.

My students are developing the skills needed to work, live, and play in the future.

Despite our differences in backgrounds, abilities, and interests, my students have developed caring and respectful relationships with one another. You will often hear children chatting, laughing, and offering words of encouragement to each other. Students are encouraged to wonder, think critically, solve problems, ask questions, and seek answers.

My Project

Julia Donaldson wrote, "I opened a book and in I strode, and now no one can find me..." Reading is important in my room.In our room, we have the rights of readers and respect each other's right to read. My students have a very wide range of reading levels and interests.

They are all in different places in their own personal journeys towards living a readerly life, but everyone is making great strides towards their own personal goals for reading.

They share their enthusiasm and recommendations for books with others, as well as respect each other's rights to read what they want. We also respect and acknowledge the fine writing we can find in books. With this project, I would like to give them an amazing assortment of books at their disposal for free reading. Many of the titles I am asking for are on the Kentucky Bluegrass Award book lists, such as Anima's Voice and The Big Bad Fox, which always represents a wide range of topics and genres as well as multiple reading levels. Others one the list are kid picks, like James Patterson and Andrew Clements. The purpose of this project is to continue to encourage and promote regular and wide reading by the students in my classroom.

I know the importance of encouraging these young readers to find books and authors that they love- A love of books is something that they will carry with them as they continue in their lives. I can change their lives from the inside out…. "My chair and my house are just the same, But I have a book inside."

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best of James Patterson for Kids Boxed Set (with Bonus Max Einstein Sampler) • Amazon Business $32.93 1 $32.93
Ghosts • Amazon Business $18.81 1 $18.81
I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Wishtree • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Goblin's Puzzle: Being the Adventures of a Boy with No Name and Two Girls Called Alice • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Friendship War • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Big Bad Fox • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Finding Perfect • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Terrible Two Go Wild (The Terrible Two) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Terrible Two's Last Laugh • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Short • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Tale Dark and Grimm • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jack: The (Fairly) True Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Terrible Two • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Word of Mouse • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Losers Club • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Woof: A Bowser and Birdie Novel • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Jumbies • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Matchstick Castle • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
The War I Finally Won • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Maxi's Secrets: (Or, What You Can Learn from a Dog) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Moo: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31
George (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Key to Extraordinary • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Terrible Two Get Worse • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58

Materials cost

$344.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$379.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.91

Total project goal

$446.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$446.09

3 Donors

-$353.00

Donations toward project cost

-$300.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.95

match offer

-$93.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$79.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.96

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$0.00

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