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Mr. Frost from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Classroom Library: Where You Can Find the Magic!

My students need Fiction and Non-Fiction Text to be added to our Classroom Library.

  • $575 goal

This project expired on August 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fourth grade to 45 students who are English Language Learners in an urban environment. Of the student population, 97% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. The majority of the students in our school are of Hispanic Heritage. Along with being a solid support for both academic and personal needs, I teach them reading, writing, and Science.

My students are eager and enthusiastic about learning, especially reading.

A student told me this year that she is never lonely if she is reading because her book is her very best friend!

Many of my students say that reading can be boring because they never get to choose material that they find interesting within the classroom. I want to provide all of my students with materials that will spark their interest while meeting their learning needs and ability levels.

Unfortunately, with all the state testing our library is closed more than it is open during the school year. So, the students are limited to our classroom library. These students need to find the joy of reading! My students have a lot of potential but don't feel inspired to challenge themselves with the available material currently in my classroom! Please help us!

My Project

My fourth grade students need and deserve to have books like Poke'mon, Geronimo and Thea Stilton Adventures, Plants VS. Zombies, the Who I Am Books, and many others for a classroom library that will inspire, as well as instill a love for reading. If I had an interesting and inspiring classroom library, my students would be more excited and eager to read! They would have immediate access to a wide variety of independent reading material.Our school library is often closed to students because of standardized testing windows that interrupt weekly visits to the school library. A classroom library would eliminate the weeks that my students must go without books. Some of my students are fortunate enough to have parents or guardians who can buy them books and promote positive reading habits. The vast majority of my students, however, lack this support or availability at home!

Having a classroom library that inspires the love for reading, as well as shows my students how much I value their enjoyment of reading, is the key to student reading gains!

My goal is for my students to see me making efforts to promote their literacy skills. This project of getting a new classroom library will help provide interesting books to the students in my classroom and encourage them to read more. All of the books that I have chosen for this project are from various familiar series, with subject matter in both fiction and non-fiction in order to draw my readers in. I want my students to become more confident readers. For this to happen, they need a classroom library that will help my students find the magic!

Mr. Frost
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Avengers The Ultimate Guide • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
The Ultimate History of Video Games • AKJ Education $16.06 1 $16.06
LEGO Absolutely Everything You Need to Know • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Surprise Attack Of Jabba T • AKJ Education $13.43 1 $13.43
Official Guide to Legendary and Mythical Pokemon • AKJ Education $13.43 1 $13.43
The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guides Box Set • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Thea Stilton Special Edition: The Journey to Atlantis A Geronimo Stilton Adventure • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Big Nate Flips Out • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Big Nate Lives It Up • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Big Nate Goes for Broke • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #11: Tall Tales • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE Prequel: Rose Rose • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Brain Food • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum, Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Thea Stilton Graphic Novels #1: The Secret of Whale Island • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 4: Grown Sweet Home • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 7: Battle Extravagonzo • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #15: All for Stilton, Stilton for All! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2, Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mr. Popularity • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #14: The First Mouse on the Moon The First Mouse on the Moon • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #11: We'll Always Have Paris • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate What Could Possibly Go Wrong? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate Great Minds Think Alike • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, Vol. 3 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pokémon Adventures, Vol. 4 (2nd Edition) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure A Geronimo Stilton Adventure • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Thea Stilton and the Mountain of Fire A Geronimo Stilton Adventure • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Thea Stilton And The Secret City: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Fake Cape Caper • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Thea Stilton and the Spanish Dance Mission A Geronimo Stilton Adventure • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Thea Stilton and the Ice Treasure A Geronimo Stilton Adventure • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #3: Help, I'm in Hot Lava! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #2: Watch Your Tail! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #1: The Stone of Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Plants Vs. Zombies • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda #6) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Darth Paper Strikes Back • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Big Nate Laugh-O-Rama • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Might, Mighty Monsters - "Gremlin's Curse" • AKJ Education $4.45 1 $4.45
Might, Mighty Monsters - "Monster Beach" • AKJ Education $4.45 1 $4.45
Might, Mighty Monsters - "Toy Snatcher" • AKJ Education $4.45 1 $4.45
Science Fair Nightmare • AKJ Education $4.45 1 $4.45
The Scare Fair • AKJ Education $4.45 1 $4.45
The Missing Mummy • AKJ Education $4.45 1 $4.45
The Wolfboy's Wish • AKJ Education $4.45 1 $4.45
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Betsy Ross? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Walt Disney? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Plant Your Path • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Awesome and the Easter Egg Bandit • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Tricky Tooth • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
A Nervous Night • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Katie Woo Has the Flu • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Katie's Lucky Birthday • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Moving Day • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Pokemon X-Y 3 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pokemon X-Y 5 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$451.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.15

Total project goal

$574.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$574.36

5 Donors

-$556.72

Donations toward project cost

-$488.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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