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Mrs. McElory from Ennis TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!

My students need the 2018-2019 Texas Award Winning Bluebonnet Book Collection to inspire them to read, become leaders, and keep them coming back to my classroom library!

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How do you turn 6th graders who are reluctant readers into enthusiastic readers? You provide them with high-interest, engaging books! Students at our school come from a culturally diverse city. A majority of my students are ESL or bilingual and can speak both English and Spanish fluently. They are hard workers and eager to learn. However they have little access to great books. Every time we go to the library, all the “lit” or “Gucci” books, as my students would say, have been checked out.

My Project

My dream is for students to fight over books they want to read because they can’t get enough of reading. My goal as a teacher is to make kids better readers, and I am able to do that when I can provide students with inspiring and engaging books. My classroom library is the most important part of my room. It is where students come together to read, discuss books, and develop a love of reading. Students who excel at reading become more successful in life. With these new books, my students can explore interesting titles, which will help them grow into strong readers. By contributing to my classroom library, you will put my students on the path to become LEADERS!

Mrs. McElory
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
The Lunar Chronicles Boxed Set: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Stars Above, Winter • Amazon Business $50.15 1 $50.15
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 7 $34.93
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set • Amazon Business $24.60 1 $24.60
Step Right Up • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix (Food Heroes) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Keith Haring • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Slider • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
How to Avoid Extinction • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Bicycle Spy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Me and Marvin Gardens • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Me and Marvin Gardens • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Garvey's Choice • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Grandpa's Ha-la-loo-ya Hambone! • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Wedgie & Gizmo • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Spirit Hunters • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Amina's Voice • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Harlem Charade • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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