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Mrs. Nelson from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Serious Readers Love Series

My students need high interest, multicultural series books and a class set of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for a book study.

  • $892 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom has 20 very active children in it. The three words that best describe my students are hopeful, savvy, and extremely resilient.

Our classroom motto is "Get Smart, Be Kind, and Make Good Choices." We spend the day using our brain power for good - by sharing with each other, playing games, working in small groups, building connections in the classroom, making art, and conducting experiments.

I strive to create an environment that is engaging, challenging, nurturing, and relevant to my students' lives. Above all, it needs to be fun!

My students are from a Title I, urban school with a 98% poverty rate. Almost all of my students live in public housing or are homeless; many of them have experienced trauma in their young lives. Our school works extremely hard to make sure our children's needs are met. We provide every student with a mentor from first to fifth grade, as well as weekend meals, clothes, school supplies, and after school tutoring. I strive to give my student's the best because they aim to give me their very best every day!

My Project

I have a large classroom library, but I still fall short of the recommended amount of books. Experts say classroom libraries should have 20 books per student, so I should be topping out at 500! Please help me get there!

We use the library books for targeted skill instruction, read-alouds, and for independent daily reading.

I would like to have more series books with diverse characters and high interest stories. Series books help build comprehension because they have the same characters and plot lines. I also would like a set of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to do a class novel study.

More books equals more choice and more of a chance my students will find the book that makes them fall in love with reading.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Step Into Reading: Nonfiction (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $158.26 1 $158.26
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 20 $116.60
Katie Woo (14 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $63.82 1 $63.82
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.38 2 $62.76
Lunch Lady (10 Books) • AKJ Education $52.30 1 $52.30
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 Revised • AKJ Education $40.88 1 $40.88
Bad Kitty (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.61 1 $36.61
Captain Underpants (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 1 $35.86
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3) Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • AKJ Education $30.65 1 $30.65
And Tango Makes Three • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ruby and the Booker Boys #1: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nikki and Deja: Birthday Blues • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nikki and Deja: Election Madness • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nikki and Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ruby and the Booker Boys #2: Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ellray Jakes Stands Tall! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ellray Jakes the Dragon Slayer • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
EllRay Jakes Is Magic • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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