I have just implemented a new way of teaching literacy in my classroom that is amazing. It's called the Daily 5/CAFE literacy program. I need books in my classroom for this to be most effective. The program is based on teaching students literacy skills but in doing so they choose their own literature rather than do a whole group story. I am only in my third year of teaching and $300 could go a long way in purchasing quality books in many different genres for the children to read and learn with in my classroom.