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Mrs. de Mestre from Chapel Hill NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Series Books for Serious Readers

My students need 20+ series books to capture their interests including the Discover the World Alphabet Series and the Books of Ember Series.

  • $403 goal

This project expired on March 12, 2011.

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My Students

Our enhanced classroom library will keep us immersed in reading! Most of the students in our class do not have access to current literature at home. In order for our kids to compete in the 21st century, they must be surrounded by a variety books to read.

I teach 22 fifth graders in all subject areas at a Title One school.

Our school serves a large population of high-need students and our class includes special needs children as well as English Language Learners. Despite the daily obstacles that our children face, they are incredibly resilient and hungry for knowledge. We embrace challenges. Our kids are driven to improve themselves and our world.

My Project

We are in need of a variety of series books to expand our classroom library and capture the interests of our students. These books will attract students to explore new books and genres and keep them excited about reading as they anticipate the next book in the series. The books will be sorted and labeled in bins to make them accessible for the students. Our classroom library plays a vital role in making sure that students ALWAYS have a book to read. Students are also allowed to borrow books from the library to read at home. This is perfect for the children who do not have personal books to read or access to a public library.

Your contribution will greatly enhance the educational opportunity for students that are at a disadvantage due to economical circumstances.

It is critical for our kids to gain skills necessary to compete in the 21st century! These books will ensure that our children are surrounded by a literature-rich environment and an organized library will allow students to access the books that spark their interests.

Mrs. de Mestre
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sent (Missing Series #2) Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Found (Missing Series #1) Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Sabotaged (Missing Series #3) Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $9.43 1 $9.43
Complete Ramona Collection Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $27.35 1 $27.35
The Diamond of Darkhold (Books of Ember Series #4) Jeanne DuPrau • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The City of Ember (Books of Ember Series #1) Jeanne DuPrau • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The People of Sparks (Books of Ember Series #2) Jeanne DuPrau • Barnes and Noble $5.55 1 $5.55
The Prophet of Yonwood (Books of Ember Series #3) Jeanne DuPrau • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Big Field Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Summer Ball Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $3.79 1 $3.79
"A" Is for America: An American Alphabet Devin Scillian, Pam Carroll (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $18.63 1 $18.63
N is for our Nation's Capital: A Washington DC Alphabet Roland Smith, Marie Smith, Barbara Gibson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.57 1 $14.57
Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $29.99 1 $29.99
B is for Big Ben: An England Aphabet (Discover the World Series) Pamela Duncan Edwards, Melanie Rose (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.57 1 $14.57
C Is for Ciao: An Italy Alphabet (Discover the World Series) Elissa Grodin, Mario Cuomo, Mario Cuomo Governor, Marco Ventura (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.57 1 $14.57
D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet Kathy-jo Wargin, Renee Graef (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.27 1 $12.27
D is for Down Under: An Australia Alphabet Devin Scillian, Geoff Cook (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.27 1 $12.27
K Is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet Gloria Whelan, Jennifer Nolan, Oki Han (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.57 1 $14.57
B is for Bagpipes Eve Begley Kiehm, Alexa Rutherford (Illustrator), Alexandra Rutherford (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.57 1 $14.57
D is for Dancing Dragon: A China Alphabet Carol Crane, Zong-Zhou Wang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
M Is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet Michael Ulmer, Melanie Rose (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
P Is for Pinata: A Mexico Alphabet Tony Johnston, John Parra (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.57 1 $14.57
S Is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet Eve Bunting, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.57 1 $14.57

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