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Ms. Gemmer from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love to Read Books!

My students need more books that cater to their interests. My students need multicultural books. It is essential they can see themselves in stories and be able to connect to characters.

  • $527 goal

This project expired on May 30, 2018.

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My Students

In our classroom, we have twenty-three excited, eager, and kind students come to school ready to learn each day. They work hard, help each other, and strive to be better every day. They are thinkers, readers, mathematicians, problem-solvers, scholars, and empathizers.

They are an energetic bunch who find the joy in learning every day.

In our classroom, we have 11 students who are learning English as a second language, 3 students with an IEP, and many who are reading below grade level. Despite challenges, my students have the motivation to improve every day. They show grit and face each challenge with a positive attitude.

Our school has 90% of students on free or reduced-price lunch. We also have 30% of our student body who are English language learners.

My Project

Research shows that the more books in a classroom library and the more students are exposed to literature, the better readers they become. Being literate is one of the most important tools students need for their future. Our classroom needs more books and a better variety for students to choose from, which will excite their interest and ignite their love for reading.

It is crucial students see themselves in the books they read, which is why we picked out many multicultural books for our library.

Fiction and humorous fiction are favorites in our classroom, and we can't wait to get our hands on more of these types of books. These books will add excitement and joy to our library. Students will use them frequently throughout the day to read either to themselves or to a partner.

Ms. Gemmer
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Night Out with Mama • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Click, Clack, Peep! (A Click, Clack Book) • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
The Ninjabread Man • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Llama Llama Home with Mama • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Rain! • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
I Got This: To Gold and Beyond • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Llama Llama Time to Share • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Llama Llama Red Pajama • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure (A Click, Clack Book) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Gingerbread Girl • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $5.02 2 $10.04
Llama Llama Misses Mama • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mary Had a Little Glam • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Giggle, Giggle, Quack (A Click, Clack Book) • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Chicken Little • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Three Little Pigs (My First Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Boundless Grace (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jack and the Beanstalk (My First Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Chicken Little (My First Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (My First Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
12 Ways to Get to 11 (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Ten Black Dots • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Whistle for Willie (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Peter's Chair (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Letter to Amy (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Encore, Grace! • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Simone Biles: America's Greatest Gymnast (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Goggles (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Bravo, Grace! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lola at the Library • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
Mae Jemison (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (A Click, Clack Book) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Misty Copeland (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Baseball Buzz (Sports Illustrated Kids Starting Line Readers) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Gymnastics Jump (Sports Illustrated Kids Starting Line Readers) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
DK Readers L2: I Want to Be a Gymnast • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
The Night Before Hanukkah • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43
Jesse Owens (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.35 1 $3.35
When I Grow Up: Misty Copeland (Scholastic Reader, Level 3) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Giggle, Giggle, Quack (A Click, Clack Book) • Amazon Business $2.51 1 $2.51
Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $2.31 1 $2.31

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