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Ms. Fenster from Northport AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Where Will Reading Take You?

My students need a variety of literature to read.

  • $312 goal

This project expired on June 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of my students receive backpack food for the weekend, and free lunch and breakfast.

Many of our students come to school well below grade level.

I have been working diligently to help foster a love of reading in my students and to help them overcome their frustration with reading. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

My Project

My students need access to a variety of reading material that they'll enjoy. My classroom library is where students will hang out just to enjoy a good book. New books to my classroom library will provide my students with rich and engaging literature.

My classroom library needs books to reflect the diversity of my classroom, my students' interests, abilities, experiences, and culture.

Reading is one of the most important fundamental skills children must master to succeed in school and in life. Almost everything we do involves reading in some form. Reading also enhances a child's' imagination, improves writing skills, and helps build independence

Ms. Fenster
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 68 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Patricia Polacco (5 Books) • AKJ Education $34.38 1 $34.38
Series Sampler - Time Warp Trio (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Series Sampler - Capital Mysteries (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson True Recital of Marian Anderson, The • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Saturdays and Teacakes • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4 - Dog Days • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5 The Ugly Truth • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $9.58 1 $9.58
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Borrowers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
What Is the Super Bowl? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Are the Summer Olympics? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Softball Surprise • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Full Court Dreams • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Hoop Hustle • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Linebacker Block • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Quarterback Comeback • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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