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Mrs. Hicks from Davison MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Readers

Help me give my students 25 high interest books to add to our classroom library.

  • $342 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My building is unique in that it brings all the fifth and sixth graders together in the district. They come together from 4 different elementary schools. Nearly 50% of the students in my school receive free or reduced-cost lunch. They come from a variety of households with some living in single-parent homes or with grandparents.

They all contribute to our classroom with their unique personalities and strengths.

My goal is to provide my students with a wide variety of high interest books.

My Project

On the first day of school, I tell my sixth graders we will be reading a lot! I challenge them to each read 30 books during our time together. They look at me like I am crazy, but I know they will find books they love and will begin their journey as readers.

Now, I see them opening their books on their laps to sneak a couple of minutes, reading as they walk down the hallway, and hear them suggesting books to others.

The books I have selected are by some of my students' favorite authors including April Henry, James Patterson, and Chris Grabenstein. Others are high interest books that will be loved by many of my readers. Having a library full of great titles allows me to create an environment where reading is celebrated.

Mrs. Hicks
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 60 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Hotel Bruce • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
The Lost Girl • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Just Read! • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Bruce's Big Move (Mother Bruce Series) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Welcome to Wonderland #4: Beach Battle Blowout • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Girl, Stolen: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Not So Normal Norbert • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
New Kid • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Throwing Like a Girl • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
The Island of Dr. Libris • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Detour • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
How to Be a Supervillain • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition): A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas (True Rescue Series) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
The Last Musketeer #2: Traitor's Chase • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
The Last Musketeer • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61

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