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Ms. Manzello from Wellington FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need a Bookcase and Exciting Books!

Help me give my students a new book case and some new interesting chapter books.

  • $433 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 4th and 5th grade students who truly love to learn, but have inhibitions about reading. They come from homes where both parents usually are working full time, and do not have time to incorporate reading into their busy family routines. These kids need a little push to read, and ultimately fall in love with reading.

This past year, a shocking fact about my classroom library was exposed to me by my students!

My students were so motivated to get better at reading that many of them doubled their reading goals. Their inquisitive nature allowed them to choose books outside their comfort zones and made them realize they had new reading interests. This growth allowed them to become exceptional readers and helped them to achieve their full reading potential.

This growth also uncovered some important facts about my classroom library. Many of my books are outdated and not very appealing to the students, the more popular books are wearing out and falling apart, and the students read so many books that they couldn't find anything else to read. I also realized that I don't have as many books as I thought!

My Project

This new book shelf will allow me to keep adding fresh books to excite my students throughout the year. I think it is important to keep adding new books to the shelf each month based on students' interests.

New book series, like Harry Potter and Series of Unfortunate Events, entice students to read the first book in the series and then hook them to keep reading!

When this happens, it makes it easier for kids to choose their next book which can sometimes be a challenge for some students.

As time goes by and they finish the series they read, they have more confidence in their reading abilities and feel more comfortable to try new reading adventures.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 44 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Five Shelf Bookcase in Abbey Oak Finish • Amazon Business $137.89 1 $137.89
The Complete Wreck (Series of Unfortunate Events box set, #1-13) • AKJ Education $131.40 1 $131.40
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • AKJ Education $63.46 1 $63.46

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