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Ms. McCann from Donaldsonvlle LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Good Is A Classroom Library Without Any Books?

My students need 10 remedial and grade level book sets to fill our empty classroom library.

  • $541 goal

This project expired on December 20, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The classroom library in my room is primed and ready to go. Colorful rugs give students a place to stretch out or lay down. Plush pillows make the space comfortable and soft. It’s got everything a reader would hope for to snuggle up with a great book...except the books!

My goal for my second graders this year is to learn to love reading.

Grossly underdeveloped literacy skills in my Louisiana primary school are keeping my students well behind grade level. Desperate socioeconomic circumstances in the community and school have made catching these students up a true challenge. With little or no disposable income, my students and their families do not have home libraries to nurture excitement for reading or literacy skills. Therefore, the only exposure they have to literature is at school, and more specifically, in my classroom. My students are eager to learn! Please help them!

My Project

I envision a classroom library full of colorful and exciting books from first to third grade reading level. Students will explore worlds beyond their small rural community through interesting plots and engaging characters. They’ll meet Strega Nona, Gooney Bird Greene, Junie B. Jones, and Doctor DeSoto. They’ll travel aboard the Magic School Bus and go on adventures with Frog and Toad. Robert Munch will make them laugh, Dr. Seuss will make them rhyme, and they’ll slowly but surely fall in love with reading. I want a classroom library that will both improve poor literacy skills for my struggling readers and challenge others to read beyond grade level. Every day in my class, my students will participate in D.E.A.R. or “Drop Everything And Read.” This is a time built into each day when every person in the classroom stops whatever task he or she is working on to pick up a book and read. With a library full of captivating stories, my students will want to drop everything and read.

In communities like mine, grossly underdeveloped literacy skills are keeping the majority of students from achieving their full potential and attending college.

I want to confront this problem head on and instill in my second graders a passion for reading that will help them grow as readers, students, and citizens. The situation is dire, and I need your help. Please help give my students books that will make them life-long readers!

Ms. McCann
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr. Seuss - Fav Author • AKJ Books $42.07 1 $42.07
Ezra Jack Keats - Fav Author • AKJ Books $21.81 1 $21.81
Jack Gantos - Fav Author • AKJ Books $44.37 1 $44.37
Tomie dePaola - Fav Author • AKJ Books $38.95 1 $38.95
Robert Munsch - Fav Author • AKJ Books $17.85 1 $17.85
Grade Level Libraries Grade 2- Favorites • AKJ Books $42.51 1 $42.51
Grade Level Libraries PreK - 1- Favorites • AKJ Books $51.52 1 $51.52
High Interest for Rel Readers - Grade 1 • AKJ Books $34.02 1 $34.02
Coretta Scott King Award- PreK-3 TC • AKJ Books $27.26 1 $27.26
Caldecott Medal Winners- PreK-3 TC • AKJ Books $64.62 1 $64.62

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