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Mr. Van Leeuwen from Fort Irwin CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Athenaeum Airlift

My students need books that will pique their interest and encourage them to read, including Charlotte's Web, Esperanza Rising, and The One and Only Ivan.

  • $396 goal

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My Students

My students show an early excitement for reading. They thrive on finding good books and spreading out around the room to read them. Each day the students look forward to the few sessions that they are able to read to themselves or a partner.

The students in my classroom come from all over the world.

They are military kids and come to the classroom ready to meet new people and learn new things. Reading is one of the constants in their lives and many find it so enjoyable that it is hard to get them to put their books down. They love to read and have brought book suggestions to me and other classmates.

My Project

With the books donated to the classroom, students will be able to further their reading fluency and comprehension. They will be using the books on a daily basis to motivate them to become better readers. They will use the books to read to themselves, to a partner, and as a class.

Having a bigger and better selections of books in the classroom will enable me to better suggest to students what books to read.

They will also see the number of books and see that it is a key part of what goes on the classroom. As students improve their reading skills, they will be better prepared for their futures and more capable of accomplishing their goals. Reading is what will teach my students when I am no longer there. It is essential that I keep the fire burning inside them to read.

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Mr. Van Leeuwen
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter (7 bk set) • AKJ Books $63.46 1 $63.46
Southern Coast Missions in California Nancy Lemke • AKJ Books $20.39 1 $20.39
Newbery Award Winners • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File David Wisniew • AKJ Books $12.34 1 $12.34
Math Curse • AKJ Books $11.90 1 $11.90
The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Lincoln Photobio • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
The Giver • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hatchet (stock) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlotte''s Web • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Books $5.75 1 $5.75
Boy • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Solid Truth about States of Matter with Max Axiom, Super Sci • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Bridge to Terabithia (rpkg) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O''Dell, Lois Lowry (Introd • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Matilda • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Books $4.95 1 $4.95
The BFG • AKJ Books $4.90 1 $4.90
To Kill a Mockingbird (Mass) • AKJ Books $4.85 1 $4.85
Parts • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
More Parts • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Even More Parts: Idioms from Head to Toe Tedd Arnold, Tedd A • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
The Whipping Boy • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Because of Winn-Dixie • AKJ Books $4.20 1 $4.20
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Books $4.00 1 $4.00
Michael Jordan (Matt Christopher Legends in Sports Series) M • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Books $3.35 1 $3.35

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