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Mrs. Heethuis from Norton Shores MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Same Goal, New Books

My students need newly released, high-interest books to continue developing their love of reading!

  • $237 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 130 students step into the walls of my classroom every day, looking for a safe place to be themselves. They need a place where they can grow both emotionally and intellectually in a welcoming and positive environment. My kids come from many different socioeconomic backgrounds, living situations, family systems, and cultures.

It is crucial that everyone feel accepted, that we put ourselves in one another's shoes and refrain from judgment, and to make the world a better place for everyone.

My Project

In the first week of school my students were given their challenge: read TEN books this year. On those initial days the students looked at me a though I was crazy; that goal seemed overwhelming and impossible. Now that we're entering our final trimester, students have realized this goal was totally attainable. In fact, most students have already met or exceeded this goal and have developed a habit of reading; that is my ultimate goal.

Each time I bring new books into the classroom they fly off the shelves.

When new books are released, my students are hungry for them! It is important that I keep my classroom library stocked with books that students have loved in the past and brand new books, so as to keep it fresh, new and exciting.

The books requested in this project will be read by this year's students and students to come. They'll be used to spark conversations, classroom discussion, and will be utilized for upcoming book projects. The characters in these books are going through things my students are going through, whether physical, social or emotional. It is so important for our students to experience these characters so they can see themselves mirrored in the books they read. Hopefully my students will leave my classroom with a love of reading and books.

Mrs. Heethuis
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nothing Left to Burn • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Final Six • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
In Search of Us • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Poet X • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Where I Live • Amazon Business $15.91 1 $15.91
Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Calculus of Change • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Dividing Eden • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Restore Me (Shatter Me) • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Rebound • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
The Beauty That Remains • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45

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