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Mrs. Lofton from Meadville MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

Help me give my students engaging books that will foster a love of reading today, tomorrow, and beyond.

  • $315 goal

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My Students

My class is located in a low socioeconomic area in southwest Mississippi. It consists of a diverse population of students eager to learn and grow academically.

My students are smart, kind, and loving with a desire to be better today than they were yesterday.

Many lack strong, positive, nurturing role models at home and look to their teachers to fill that void. They challenge me, they disappoint me, and they keep me on my toes, but more than anything they make me proud. They remind me every day why God called me to be a teacher.

My Project

The books currently in my classroom library are tattered and torn due to years of student use. It's not unusual for students to bring me a book to tape back together before they can begin reading it. Not only are most of the books falling apart, but they are mostly older titles that the students have already read or are not interested in.

In order to foster a love for reading, which will benefit my students far beyond 4th grade, I'd like to provide them with an updated classroom library stocked with high interest books on a variety of reading levels so that every student can find a book to fall in love with.

I hope to transform my classroom library from a bookshelf full of old worn out books that no one wants to read, to a bookshelf full of new, current titles that my students can't wait to get their hands on!

Mrs. Lofton
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Revenge of the EngiNerds (MAX) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Troublemaker • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
No Talking • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Jack: The (Fairly) True Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Red: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Room One: A Mystery or Two • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The School Story • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Losers Club • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Absolutely Truly (A Pumpkin Falls Mystery) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Frindle • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
The Friendship War • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
The Ethan I Was Before • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Just Like Jackie • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
The Someday Birds • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Trouble Next Door: The Carver Chronicles, Book Four • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The New Kid: The Carver Chronicles, Book Five (5) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Mockingbird • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two (2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yours Truly (A Pumpkin Falls Mystery) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
EngiNerds (MAX) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lost and Found • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Don’t Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
Lunch Money (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Extra Credit • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Report Card • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
A Week in the Woods • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
About Average • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Orphan Island • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29

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