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Mrs. Hilkert from Clearwater FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rejuvenate Reading Resources

Help me give my students current, up-to-date books they can relate to and enjoy reading. Included are Rush Revere books, related to American History since students learn about the American Revolution in 5th grade.

  • $272 goal

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My Students

Our students are diverse culturally and economically. The school serves students in PreK through fifth-grade, including a unit for students with Autism. We have over 600 students. The school provides programs such as Pack-a-Sack of food for students for the weekend, parent workshops, parent breakfasts, before and after school learning clubs, and STEM classes. Our school just qualified as a Title 1 school, so our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Independent reading books would be a great addition to my classroom.

I teach Language Arts, therefore my classroom continually needs chapter books and picture books to replenish our old, out-dated books. Students take books home to read and sometimes return as worn and misused books. The interests of our students are important when considering books. My goal is to hook students into reading through inviting, exciting, relevant, and current books.

My Project

Rejuvenate our classroom library with up-to-date reading books. The books you help purchase will allow students of various reading levels to choose books to read on their level that interests them.

Chapter books, history content books, girl books, boy books, picture books, and mystery books were carefully selected to peek the interests of my fifth-grade students.

New books related to history may increase students' curiosity about our American History. Books can empower girls to think about being a president or an astronaut. Boys may find joy in reading books about scouts, mysteries, or dragons. Lastly, a book based in Florida, our home state, about a gator, but addressing important issues such as the ecosystem has been a favorite for our summer curriculum.

Mrs. Hilkert
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 47 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
The Never Girls Collection #1 (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
The Good Thieves • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Scouts • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sled Dog School • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans (2) • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Bone Garden • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans (1) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Lost Girl • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Bum Rush Revere and the American Revolution: How British Banker Bullies Forced the Colonies into the War for Independence • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Fuzzy Mud • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
The Storm Keeper’s Island (The Storm Keeper’s Island Series) • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo (Eco Mystery) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Blown Away! • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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