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Mrs. Poland from Charlotte NC is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Stuff the Shelves with Books Worth Reading!

My students need high interest books at their reading level to ignite the spark for reading that I've already seen in them this year!

  • $617 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My students are bright and eager to learn! They are lucky to attend our school, which is a performing arts magnet school, where they are provided with many creative opportunities and experiences. My students are creative, energetic problem-solvers.

Students at our Title I school come from diverse backgrounds, but they never let their circumstances inhibit their learning.

Over 75% of students receive free breakfast and lunch daily, but our families and community are committed to our student's success. Students are chosen from a magnet lottery system and often have many artistic talents, from acting and singing to drawing, to accompany their academic mindset.

My Project

We dedicate at least two hours of our day to focusing all each component of literacy in the classroom! It may seem like a lot of time, but 120 minutes flies by when reading and writing are the focus. Each day we focus on a specific reading skill as a whole group on the carpet, but then students have the opportunity to select a book and work on that skill independently.

I can feel the love of reading growing in my classroom, and a new set of classroom library books would help ensure that that passion keeps growing!

By exposing my students to a variety of different genres, they'll be able to practice the reading skills we're working on with multiple different texts that interest them! This will help prepare them for higher-level learning as well as building the foundation for a lifelong love of reading.

By supporting this project, you would be helping me add over a hundred new books to our classroom library. Students will have access to these books during the school day, but they'll also be check them out over night so they never have to worry about needing reading matierals at home. The books I have chosen cover multiple different reading levels and interests do every student will be able to find numerous books that they'll be able to enjoy.

It's said that the world belongs to those that read and trust me when I say that my classroom of learners deserve the world!

Mrs. Poland
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Step Into Reading: Nonfiction (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $150.02 1 $150.02
I Can Read (32 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $95.54 1 $95.54
Totally True Adventures (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.40 1 $22.40
Stink (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Ready-to-Read Wonders of America (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.91 1 $17.91
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Dancing in the Wings • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Salt In His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ada Twist, Scientist • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Outrageous Animals • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Amazing Places • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Shadow Island: Forbidden Passage • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Shadow Island: The Sabotage • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures) • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Johnny Appleseed? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Elvis Presley? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ronald Reagan? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ben Franklin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Linebacker Block • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Backup Goalie • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Who Was Seabiscuit? • AKJ Education $2.00 1 $2.00

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