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Mrs. Hardison from Bayboro NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Literary Adventure: Exploring Texts Through Reading and Writing

My students need access to high-quality texts and reading materials in order to spark their intellectual curiosity and growth within the classroom.

  • $681 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a rural area in Eastern, North Carolina. Many students come from single family homes or families who struggle financially. Thanks to a grant, all students Pre-K through 8th grade in our district receive free breakfast and lunch at school. Many students do not receive a great deal of instructional support at home, mainly due to busy schedules or jobs that are necessary to provide for the family.

My classroom is the place where students are motivated to explore their interests, support one another, and work as a team to ensure success for everyone.

Each morning, we greet each other as a family and work toward our individual goals together. I encourage my students to see our classroom as their second home: a place where they are safe loved, and provided many opportunities for success.

My Project

In order for reading instruction to be engaging and effective, students need to be exposed to texts that are relevant and well-written. When texts captivate the attention of students, more information can be gained and built upon.

The books included in this project work together to create a curriculum that is integrated into all subject areas and covers the NC standards necessary for success in higher grade levels.

In addition to the mentor texts, this project will also provide students with materials to enrich their guided reading instruction. Items such as binders for each student, dry erase markers, and a rug for the reading center will provide students with ample opportunities to grow as readers.

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

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Garland Rug Sparta Area Rug, 7-Feet 6-Inch by 9-Feet 6-Inch, Seafoam • Amazon Business $63.85 1 $63.85
Cardinal Economy 1" Round-Ring Presentation View Binder, 3-Ring Binders, Holds 225 Sheets, Nonstick Poly Material, PVC Free, Black, 4-Pack (79512) • Amazon Business $9.67 5 $48.35
EXPO Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95
Smead Three-Ring Binder Index Dividers, 1/5-Cut Tabs, Letter Size, White, 5 per Set, 20 Sets per Box (89415) • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Verdi • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Snow Day! • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Library Lion • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Legend of the Poinsettia • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Edwina the Emu • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Fireflies • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Edward the Emu • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.03 1 $6.03
Brave Irene: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54
Night Tree • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Spiders • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38

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