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Mrs. Lessmeister from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love to Read!

Help me give my students a variety of high interest books to add to our classroom library like Hank Zipper, Baby Mouse and many more exciting titles!

  • $287 goal

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My Students

I have twenty-eight, third grade students who are ready to learn. What an exciting classroom it is for both the teacher and the students! The places my students can go are boundless.

My classroom includes students at all levels of learning.

Most of my students come from low-income homes. Many of them are English Language Learners who absorb words like sponges. They love both reading and math and are always up for a challenge. My students are always learning both in and outside the classroom. They are a hardworking bunch!

My Project

I love teaching my third graders! My students would read all day! My third graders love to read but unfortunately our classroom library needs more challenging books to keep their interest.

The books I am requesting are some of my students' favorite books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Baby Mouse and Hank Zipper.

We sat on the carpet in the classroom library and brainstormed! We created a list of genres, books series and topics my students would like to read. Your donation will reinforce literacy skills as well as foster a love for reading. I want my students to literally relax and read!

Please help me fill my classroom library with wonderful third grade books for my students!

Mrs. Lessmeister
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hank Zipzer (13 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $58.27 1 $58.27
Judy Moody (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 1 $35.86
Mariella Mysteries (7 Book Set) • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Waiting for the Biblioburro • AKJ Education $11.89 1 $11.89
Double down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Heidi Heckelbeck Is the Bestest Babysitter! • AKJ Education $1.95 4 $7.80
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Heidi Heckelbeck in Disguise • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Jeff Kinney? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Heidi Heckelbeck Says "Cheese!" • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Heidi Heckelbeck Is Not a Thief! • AKJ Education $1.95 2 $3.90

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