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Ms. Ringgenberg from South Elgin IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

UN-put-down-able Classroom Library Books

Help me give my students the JOY of reading! This book list has what my students call "the cool books." They are engaging stories of interesting characters, and tales that are un-put-down-able!

  • $245 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from the Chicagoland area and are in fifth grade. These students attend a diverse school district and come from diverse backgrounds. Students are challenged every day to excel and achieve.

This opportunity help us build our classroom library will inspire a love of learning and a deep connection to the subject matter, which is vital to learning.

The students I teach will learn and grow both in academics and social emotionally, helping them to be good citizens and lifelong learners.

My Project

These books will help my students to learn and grow in numerous ways. These books will help them to travel to places only known to them through the pages of a book. They will learn and explore about different cultures and ideas. Through this exploration of characters and unknown places, young people will learn empathy, problem solving, honor and courage.

We will be participating in the Forty Book Challenge this year.

New, interesting and dynamic reading materials will keep students engaged and interested. These books will be a good motivator to keep up with the pacing of reading a book a week!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $31.04 1 $31.04
The Wild Robot Hardcover Gift Set • Amazon Business $24.42 1 $24.42
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Pax • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
For Black Girls Like Me • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Each Tiny Spark • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Book of Boy • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Wish • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $4.23 1 $4.23

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