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Ms. Futrell from Roanoke VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Books to Call it a Library!

Help me give my students the opportunity to read books that spark their interest!

  • $1,211 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a low-income neighborhood and face struggles and challenges on a daily basis. Included in their daily challenges are often times financial struggles. All of my students receive a free breakfast and lunch every school day. My goal is to make the classroom a fun and welcoming environment where they can learn and grow regardless of what goes on outside of school. Even with what these kids face on a daily basis, they come to school with a positive outlook and a love for learning!

With the income restrictions placed on the families that I serve, many of my students do not have access to supplies to help them thrive.

My kids love to play, read, move, and everything else that your average elementary student does in a day. I cannot control what goes on outside of my classroom, but I take pride in what goes on inside of it. I want to make sure that my students strive and that they have what they need to be successful and continue their love of learning.

My Project

I was notified that I would be transferred to not only a new school, but also a new grade level about 4 weeks into this school year. Coming from a kindergarten classroom, I do not have any books that will be appropriate for my room full of third graders.

I am asking for a number of individual books, as well as book series that my students will be interested in.

I have done research as well as ask my students what they would like to be reading. With this project, I can bring them that. I would love for them to be reading books that interest them so that they can learn to love reading.

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

This project will reach 30 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket 13 Books Collection Pack Set (Includes the Bad Beginning, the Reptile Room, the Wide Window, the Miserable Mill, the Austere Academy, the Grim Grotto, the Penultimate Peril, the End) • Amazon Business $86.81 1 $86.81
Junie B. Jones Books in a Bus (Books 1-28) • Amazon Business $84.88 1 $84.88
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set Box of Books NEW 2018 Edition • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
Harry Potter Complete Book Series Special Edition Boxed Set • Amazon Business $61.99 1 $61.99
Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Paperback Book Boxed Set • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Judy Blume Essentials: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Deenie; Iggie's House; It's Not the End of the World; Then Again, Maybe I Won't; Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself • Amazon Business $41.53 1 $41.53
Andrew Clements' School Stories: Frindle; Landry News; The Janitor's Boy; The School Story; A Week in the Woods; Lunch Money; Room One; No Talking; Lost and Found; Extra Credit • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.45 1 $36.45
Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set • Amazon Business $34.70 1 $34.70
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $33.57 1 $33.57
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $27.00 1 $27.00
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
The Complete Ramona Collection: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ramona Forever, Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, Ramona's World • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Hiaasen 4-Book Trade Paperback Box Set (Chomp, Flush, Hoot, Scat) • Amazon Business $24.40 1 $24.40
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
The Penderwicks Paperback 4-Book Boxed Set • Amazon Business $21.67 1 $21.67
The Boxcar Children Mysteries Books 5-8 (Boxcar Children)) • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $15.43 1 $15.43
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Humphrey Box Set (3 Books) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Ralph Mouse Collection (The Mouse and the Motorcycle / Runaway Ralph / Ralph S. Mouse) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Scumble • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ninja Farts: Silent But Deadly (The Disgusting Adventures of Milo Snotrocket) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Switch • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat (Emmy and the Rat) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Phantom Tollbooth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Boy Who Saved Baseball • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Frindle • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Savvy • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book 2 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pippi Longstocking • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Chocolate Touch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mason Dixon: Fourth-Grade Disasters • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Mystery of the Stolen Statue (Third-Grade Detectives) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Third Grade Angels • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Indian in the Cupboard • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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