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Mrs. Hesselmeyer from Pikeville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Magic of Reading

My students need 11 books to learn about character.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever read a book to a student and knew that they got the concept you were teaching? I have! What a great feeling!

I am a school counselor.

I work with students in kindergarten through second grade at an elementary school in North Carolina. We are a school with 950 students and a high population of our students are military. Since we have a lot of children of the military many students are having trouble with transitioning. I try to teach all my students about having great character and how important it is to be a responsible student.

My Project

My students and I would love to have more books to read in our library. I always try to incorporate reading into my lesson each week when I visit classes for classroom guidance. The students really seem to enjoy the books and they get a deeper understanding for the character trait I am teaching. The students also remember the concepts if you have an exciting book to read. I can go into second grade classes now and students will remember lessons they were taught in Kindergarten. They remember a book that I read to teach that concept years ago. I would love the opportunity to share more books and more memories with my students.

You can make a difference in our students lives by donating to this project.

We can't change the world but we can help our students with one book at a time! These books are so fun and creative I just know the students would love them. I would love to enrich their lives through the magic of reading!

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Mrs. Hesselmeyer
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmer David McKee • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
Hooway for Wodney Wat Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Enemy Pie Derek Munson, Chronicle Books, Tara Calahan King (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.93 1 $10.93
Skippyjon Jones Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Giant Hug Valeri Gorbachev, Valeri Gorbachev (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.94 1 $12.94
Little Bit Scary People Emily Jenkins, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.79 1 $13.79
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler Margery Cuyler, Sachiko Yoshikawa (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Pinduli Janell Cannon, Janell Cannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.94 1 $10.94
Recess Queen Alexis O'Neill, Alexis O'Neil, Laura Huliska-Beith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Sesame Street Elmo's Favorite Places: A Lift-and-Learn Flap Book Carol Monica, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.19 1 $8.19

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