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Mrs. Torrez from Concord CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

40 Book Challenge

Help me give my students new books to read during distance learning and beyond!

  • $416 goal

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My Students

Our students are from middle class families. We have a great neighborhood feel to the school with many kids able to walk to school. Highlands students' parents are readily available to help, which is a great support.

I am teaching a 4th and 5th grade combination class.

They are eager to learn and always accept a new challenge. They walk in with smiles on their faces. They are all working on grade level and most are working above grade level. They make teaching so much fun!

My Project

I am teaching 5th grade this year. I have issued a 40 book challenge to every student. They are to try and read 40 books this year or at least read more than they did last year. The 40 books are to be from 7 different genres.

With distance learning it is harder than ever to get books into kids hands so I have been lending them out for the kids to read.

Every Friday they do commercials on the books they have read to recommend books to others. They are hooked!

Mrs. Torrez
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keeper of the Lost Cities Collection Books 1-5: Keeper of the Lost Cities; Exile; Everblaze; Neverseen; Lodestar • Amazon Business $31.05 1 $31.05
Artemis Fowl 3-book Paperback Boxed Set (Artemis Fowl, Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $17.76 1 $17.76
The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit (The Magic Misfits, 4) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (A Pandava Novel Book 3) (Pandava Series (3)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pages & Co.: The Lost Fairy Tales • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Foreverland • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Silver Arrow • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
A Wolf Called Wander • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
We Are All Greta: Be inspired by Greta Thunberg to save the world • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Refugee • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wonderland: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden (2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Twelve • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Storm Runner (Storm Runner (1)) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Menagerie • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2) (Pandava Series (2)) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
The Zoo at the Edge of the World • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragons in a Bag • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Real Boy • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Operation Frog Effect • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Found (The Missing, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Nightbooks • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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