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Ms. Atkinson from Caldwell ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We LOVE to Read and Need More Books!!

My students need 41 books that are new and exciting to inspire and encourage their love of reading including "The Giving Tree" and "Inkheart".

  • $518 goal

This project expired on May 4, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low income area in rural Idaho where new and exciting books are not readily available to my students. It is my goal as their teacher to inspire their love of reading and in order to do that, I would like to expand my classroom library to include titles that are at their interest level.

My students are amazing.

They have a zeal for reading that is wonderful to see. They are funny and kind and I cannot wait to provide them more and more books to read. Most of my students (about 90%) are on free and reduced lunch. My classroom is composed of about three fourths Hispanic students many of whom, English is their second language. Many of my students live in high poverty situations and come to school hungry and not properly clothed. They are my world.

My Project

Having new books in our classroom will provide such an outlet of creativity for my students. It is something that is sorely needed. Nothing can replace the moment when a student realizes the wonderful world of imagination through books. I love for my students to come in sleepy-eyed and tell me that they just could not stop reading their book in bed last night.

Reading is my whole world.

I try and impart the importance and love of reading to my students each and every day. I love to see the light in my student's eyes when I turn them on to a new book or series that they just can't put down. In our classroom, each and everyday, we are turning into lifetime readers.

Ms. Atkinson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books Jeff Kinney • AKJ BOOKS $31.12 1 $31.12
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #5) Jeff Kinney • AKJ BOOKS $7.28 1 $7.28
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus Series #1) Rick Riordan • AKJ BOOKS $10.54 1 $10.54
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1) Rick Riordan • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 1 $9.99
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Lap Board Book) Eileen Christelow • AKJ BOOKS $8.19 1 $8.19
100 Cupboards N. D. Wilson • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
The Mitten Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.17 1 $4.17
Big Nate: From the Top Lincoln Peirce • AKJ BOOKS $8.54 1 $8.54
Gregor: Boxed Set 1-5 (Underland Chronicles Series) Suzanne Collins • AKJ BOOKS $18.29 1 $18.29
Big Nate Strikes Again Lincoln Peirce • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
Love You Forever Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.08 1 $5.08
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself Lincoln Peirce • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Grace Lin • AKJ BOOKS $9.43 1 $9.43
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl Rachel Renee Russell, Rachel Renee Russell (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
Little House Collection Color Box Set Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $24.99 1 $24.99
Dandelion Fire (100 Cupboards Series #2) N. D. Wilson • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #1) Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
The Joy of Giving Jan Berenstain, Michael Berenstain • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life Rachel Renee Russell, Rachel Renee Russell (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids Carol McCloud, David Messing (Illustrator), Foreword by Merrill Lundgren • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 1 $8.50
Scumble Ingrid Law • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear Stan Berenstain • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Chains Laurie Halse Anderson • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
Scat Carl Hiaasen • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
Mockingbird Kathryn Erskine • AKJ BOOKS $10.93 1 $10.93
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Big Book of the Berenstain Bears: Five Books in One! Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain • AKJ BOOKS $7.51 1 $7.51
Single Shard Linda Sue Park • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister Herbert, J. Alison James (Translator), J Alison James (Translator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.95 1 $12.95
Beezus and Ramona Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
The Wednesday Wars Gary D. Schmidt • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Jacqueline Kelly • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children Series #1) Margaret Peterson Haddix, Cliff Nielsen (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Framed Gordon Korman • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
First Day Jitters Julie Danneberg, Judith Dufour Love (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Flush Carl Hiaasen • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
The Chestnut King (100 Cupboards Series #3) N. D. Wilson • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy #1) Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.51 1 $7.51
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.43 1 $9.43

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