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Mrs. Hales from South Daytona FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3rd Grade Makeover

My students need access to books that are on, above, and below their reading level to encourage them to read independently for pleasure.

  • $229 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My class is part of a Title I school, where more than 85% of the students are on free or reduced-price lunches.

This previous school year my class consisted of twenty-five students; four receive special education services for specific learning disabilities and two are English Language Learners.

My Project

For the 2018-2019 school year, I will be teaching third grade for the first time. This project will help me to provide my students with books that are on, above, and below their reading level. Coming from fifth grade, many of my books are too advanced for my upcoming students.

My goal is to provide my students with books that are selected for their wide appeal, literacy value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

Some of the books series that I am asking for are "Judy Moody", "The Lunch Lady", "Stink", and more. My hope is that there will be a book for each and every student to fall in love with!

Mrs. Hales
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $32.03 1 $32.03
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
Ivy & Bean Boxed Set: Books 7-9 • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Stink: The Fabulously Freaky Collection • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown: Lunch Lady #4 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stink: Hamlet and Cheese • Amazon Business $6.38 1 $6.38
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco: Lunch Lady #6 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit (Lunch Lady, Book 5) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes: Lunch Lady #7 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain: Lunch Lady #9 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril: Lunch Lady #8 • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Book 10) (Ivy + Bean) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89

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