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Ms. Waters from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Restock Our Bookshelves for the New Year!

Help me give my students a brand new stock of books that are the perfect level for them and will keep them excited about reading now that the new year is starting!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am helping to start a new school in North Minneapolis, starting with a founding class of 6th graders, who are striving for the best education possible.

6th grade is a high-impact year in reading for kids.

In English and Language Arts, our 6th graders will read for 30 minutes daily in their choice reading books. Having books they are excited about is crucial for this to be successful.

Researchers estimate that children learn 1 new word for every 1,000 words read. Between K-12th grade, students with an average daily reading time of 30 minutes or more will encounter 13.7 million words--allowing them to learn 13,700 new words all on their own! Students who read less than 15 minutes per day learn only 1,500 new vocabulary words from reading. That's a vocabulary gap of 12,200 words. We can't allow that for our students.

82% of students who fail an English course in 6th grade fail to graduate high school. The stakes are too high for our kids and their future--which is all of our future. We need to set them up for the most success possible. Please support us by building our library!

My Project

We're halfway through our 6th grade year at school and the KIPPsters have been doing great! Some of our scholars have also reached the halfway point of the Million Words Campaign--having read 500,000 words so far this year!

Now we need your help to refill our library and keep the kids excited about reading with brand new books to look through.

Every day, scholars have the opportunity to read for 25 minutes to eventually reach their goal of reading One MILLION words by the end of the school year. The only way they can get there is if we keep the good reading material coming. Help us reach our goal!

Ms. Waters
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
George Brown, Class Clown • AKJ Education $51.54 1 $51.54
Series Sampler - Here's Hank (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Stink (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Warp Speed • Amazon Business $17.16 1 $17.16
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $16.86 1 $16.86
Roll with It • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Amal Unbound • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mean • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Planet Earth Is Blue • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Free Lunch • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Calling My Name • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Pretty • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Shouting at the Rain • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Husky • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
No Fixed Address • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
The Losers Club • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Most Valuable Players: A Rip & Red Book (Rip and Red) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Octo-Man and the Headless Monster #1 (The Escapades of Clint McCool) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
One for the Murphys • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Screaming at the Ump • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Counting by 7s • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Rookie of the Year (Rip and Red) • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank (EllRay Jakes, Book 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Penderwicks in Spring • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Penderwicks • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sol-Ray Man and the Freaky Flood #2 (The Escapades of Clint McCool) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Tournament of Champions (Rip and Red) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Ellray Jakes the Dragon Slayer • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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