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Mrs. Ostrowski from Green Bay WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Skimpy Classroom Library Needs Some Fattening

My students need a classroom library that has a number of books to choose from that are interesting and engaging. These include Harry Potter, Because of Winn-Dixie and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

  • $404 goal

This project expired on December 22, 2013.

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My Students

I am desperately seeking books for my classroom library. Right now my classroom library is very skimpy and there are not many interesting books for the students to choose from.

Approximately 50% of my students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

We are in a district where some schools have a 90% poverty level. Because of this, our school gets much less financial resources than some of the other schools and my classroom library is severely lacking in books. Most of the books in the library are old and unappealing to the students. I am looking to add some fun and interesting new books to excite the students.

My Project

With new books, my students will be excited and proud about their classroom library. They will be able to sustain their reading for a good length of time and continue to increase their reading levels. I want them to have a passion for reading and great books will help them feed that passion!

Not all of my students have great books at home so I want to make sure they are exposed to wonderful literature in school.

There is nothing better than a student who finds a book they love and don't want to put down. Please help my students find their passion in reading by fattening their classroom library!

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter • AKJ Books $64.33 1 $64.33
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Bagr • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Dork Diaries 3 1/2 • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 5 • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Ugly Truth • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Tangerine • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Ark Angel • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Snakehead • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Fever 1793 • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Titan''s Curse • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Savvy • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Lightning Thief, The • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Sea of Monsters • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hero • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Eggs • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Because of Winn-Dixie • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bud, Not Buddy (Pbk) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Hatchet (stock) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Holes • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Little House in the Big Woods (stock) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Because of Winn-Dixie • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Secret Garden • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Twice upon a Time • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Hoot (PB) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Secret Garden • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Giver (Mass) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ruby Holler • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Walk Two Moons (rpkg) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Shiloh • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Number the Stars • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The BFG • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Things Not Seen • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
No Talking (PB) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Contest • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Athena the Brain (Goddess Girls Series #1) Joan Holub, Suzan • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Lemonade War, The (PB) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Fighting Ground Avi • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Miracle of 49th Street • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50

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