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Ms. Mathis from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Literacy...and Beyond!

Help me give my students an organized classroom library full of classic, award-winning books that will captivate their hearts and minds!

  • $983 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 6th grade English at a Title I public charter school located in the city of Houston. Although many of my students are still learning English, they come to school full of enthusiasm.

For the overwhelming majority of students at my school, English is their second language, this makes English class and learning English Language Arts skills especially complicated.

However, ALL of my students are capable, ready, and willing to learn, they just need the right tools!

Over the last year of teaching in this area, I've seen these students rise to the occasion to overcome many obstacles on their path to college. They are 100% capable of academic success and I want to give them everything they need to achieve it!

My Project

Research shows that children surrounded by books at home develop into strong readers who are academically successful, but for most of my students, books are a luxury that their families can't afford. I would love to provide these incredible kids what they're missing at home by surrounding them with a library at school!

For my classroom library, I'm requesting books middle school students will love and learn from, as well as, clear plastic containers to keep the library as organized as possible, so students can find what they're looking for easily.

I'm also requesting a small desk to set up a check-in/check-out station for student librarians to run.

Ms. Mathis
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 3 $225.00
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $23.94 3 $71.82
Furinno 14035EX Study Table, Espresso • Amazon Business $29.33 1 $29.33
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
From The Mixed-up Files Of Mrs • Teachers' School Supply $8.99 2 $17.98
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $8.78 2 $17.56
Moon Over Manifest • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 2 $15.98
Newbery Winners Sarah Plain & Tall • Teachers' School Supply $7.05 2 $14.10
Newbery Winners Sounder • Teachers' School Supply $6.99 2 $13.98
The Hate U Give Movie Tie-in Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets • AKJ Education $6.58 2 $13.16
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Single Shard • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $11.65 1 $11.65
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Catching Fire • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Uglies • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education $4.40 2 $8.80
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $4.39 2 $8.78
Of Mice and Men • AKJ Education $8.76 1 $8.76
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
City • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Lionel Messi (Real Bios) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Series) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
The Thing About Jellyfish • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Where the Red Fern Grows The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Graveyard Book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Black Ships Before Troy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Out of the Dust • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ender's game • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Penderwicks • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Elijah of Buxton • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hattie Big Sky • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Johnny Tremain • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.60 1 $5.60
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Amelia Earhart • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Treasure Island • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

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