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Mrs. Jackson from Tucker GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

When Our Classroom Library GROWS, OUR Brains Will GROW, Too!

My students need 35+ books in our classroom library because having a greater variety of books to choose from will continue to increase their love for reading!

  • $444 goal

This project expired on March 9, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a 1st year teacher, I don't own many books. My heart broke when a student asked to read "The Relatives Came" and I had to tell her that I no longer had it because it was returned to the public library. Therefore, owning all of the books shared in class will allow my students to read them anytime!

I have a very diverse classroom, which includes students from 8 different countries.

We belong to a Title-1 school, so many of my students have not had the opportunity to travel and see the world around them. However, our classroom uses our imaginations to travel all over when we read books. My students love to get into our classroom library and read through the many books that I have. My students enjoy browsing through those books because many of them do not have the option to browse through many books at their own homes. Furthermore, they love taking books home to read at night, but about half of my students do not own books of their own, so I provide them nightly reading books to take with them. Reading plays a very important role in our classroom and I want to continue to keep their enthusiasm for reading going by providing many books for them to enjoy!

My Project

I believe having these books will help my students because they can read them anytime they want too. They have heard it during my read-alouds and now they can take these books and read them for their selves. Having the books available for my students to read in our classroom can create the beginning of "loving" their favorite book. I remember falling in love in with "Corduroy" after my teacher read it to me the first time and I kept that book in my desks for months and month, so I want to be able to provide that same opportunity for my students to learn about their "favorite book" in my classroom. Owning the books I share during our mini-lessons will give them the chance to take those books home and share it with their families and it will also help them remember what my lessons were about. I truly believe giving my students the chance to go back to the many books I share will help reinforce my lessons and grow their interests in the many genres of books that we hear about in class.

Do you remember the time that you fell in love with your favorite book?

It was probably when someone else read it to you. So think about my students and how providing these books to them can create many "favorite book" memories in my classroom. I will no longer have to barrow from other places and people and return them, but I can simply pull them from my collection and show my students where they can get it and keep it for themselves.

Mrs. Jackson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Relatives Came Cynthia Rylant, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Oliver Button Is a Sissy Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator), Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Two of Them Aliki, Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Now One Foot, Now the Other Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Reading Makes You Feel Good Todd Parr • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Read Anything Good Lately? Susan Allen, Jane Lindaman, Vicky Enright (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... Molly Bang • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
I Like Me! Nancy Carlson, Nancy L. Carlson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Best Place to Read Debbie Bertram, Michael Garland (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Goldilocks and the Three Bears James Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Goldie Socks: And the Three Libearians Jackie Mims Hopkins, John Manders (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.34 1 $15.34
Leo the Late Bloomer Robert Kraus • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Hooway for Wodney Wat Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Fireflies Julie Brinckloe, Julie Brinckloe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Koala Lou Mem Fox, Pamela Lofts (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.94 1 $10.94
Hazel's Amazing Mother Rosemary Wells • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
D.W. Flips! (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown, Ellen Jackson, Chryssostomidis • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Oops-a-Daisy! Claire Freedman, Gaby Hansen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.94 1 $12.94
Unsinkable! Larry Dane Brimner, Christine Tripp (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.52 1 $17.52
America the Beautiful Katharine Lee Bates, Chris Gall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
America the Beautiful Wendell Minor (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
My Country 'Tis of Thee Samuel Francis Smith • Barnes and Noble $2.99 1 $2.99
America My Country 'Tis of Thee: An American Song about Freedom Marsha Qualey, Samuel Francis Smith, Joanna Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $20.51 1 $20.51
Johnny Appleseed Jane Kurtz, Mary Haverfield (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Johnny Appleseed Patricia Brennan Demuth, Michael Montgomery (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Davy Crockett Christy Devillier • Barnes and Noble $21.92 1 $21.92
Animal Folk Tales of America: Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, The Jumping Frog, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, Sweet Betsy, and many others Tony Palazzo • Barnes and Noble $8.85 1 $8.85
John Henry Carol Ottolenghi, Steve Haefele (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Paul Bunyan Carol Ottolenghi, Steve Haefele (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Benjamin Franklin Philip Abraham • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
The Life of Benjamin Franklin: An American Original Yona Zeldis McDonough, Malcah Zeldis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.34 1 $15.34
A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark David A. Adler, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Thomas Jefferson Judy Emerson, Gail Saunders-Smith (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $14.75 1 $14.75
Thomas Jefferson: A Life of Patriotism Kay Manolis • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05

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