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Ms. Betts from Easthampton MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Great Classroom Library Reboot Part 2

My students need fresh, current, inviting books to help them to grow as readers.

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are fourth graders. They are the oldest kids in our Pk-4 school, which means they feel extra responsible for setting the standard at our school.

Fourth graders are curious, funny, chatty, joyful, and hardworking!

They are still excited to come to school each day and want to have a great time learning with friends and their teachers.

By fourth grade, some students have grown uninterested in reading. Giving them great texts is one way I think they can recapture that joy!

My Project

We had such a successful fundraising campaign that I was able to raise more than my first requested amount. My new gig in fourth grade is going to be great, but I have spent years collecting books for my current first grade classroom. I am leaving my entire first grade library for the new teacher, So, I did what any smart teacher would do, I went to School Library Journal and sought advice. She was able to guide me in the purchasing of 50+ more fiction and nonfiction titles.

This new batch of titles has a deeper nonfiction reach and also has sets of a variety of series books for those kids (and I was one of those) who like to read about the same characters again and again.

Ms. Betts
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $27.06 1 $27.06
Emily Windsnap: Six Swishy Tails of Land and Sea • Amazon Business $24.05 1 $24.05
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $21.79 1 $21.79
Calling All Minds: How To Think and Create Like an Inventor • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-4) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Fighting for Justice) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Bob • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
The Dumbest Idea Ever! • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Endling #1: The Last • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century (History (US)) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set (4 Books) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Princess Cora and the Crocodile • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Big Book of WHO Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Milly Did: The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Batter Up! History of Baseball (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Starry River of the Sky • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
When the Sea Turned to Silver • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Unicorn on a Roll (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 2): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Unicorn vs. Goblins (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 3): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit on a Plane?: Answers to Your Most Clever Math Questions (Bedtime Math) • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The King of Attolia (Queen's Thief) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Queen of Attolia (Queen's Thief) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 4): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Holes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Boy Who Saved Baseball • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Growing Up Pedro: Candlewick Biographies: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Ms. Bixby's Last Day • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

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