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Mrs. Mendez from Healdsburg CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Magical Day of Reading and Chocolate

Help me give my students the most amazing experience that we will nibble on chocolate as we read amazing books that will transport us to other worlds and teach us spectacular things!

  • $760 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My wonderful students are second graders. We are lucky to have a beautiful country school with a garden and a big field with a track for running. There are nine classrooms: we have transitional kindergarten class through sixth grade and a RSP program.

Our school is small and invested in each student's success.

I feel very lucky to be part of the This school. I have a fantastic group of students (I don't claim to be impartial), supportive parents, a dynamic staff, and two rather cute kittens that patrol the campus.

My Project

My students and I collected a list of books that teach, inspire, and delight. We choose the next book in the series we love (Dragon Masters) and books by authors we love (William Joyce). Students will read about trains, volcanoes, mermaids, the Sandman, and many others. This is a collection of 49 amazing books that will be treasured for many years to come.

We have also asked for chocolate to nibble while we read.

What goes better with books than chocolate? Students are picturing a pajama day, snuggled in with friends, sharing books and devouring chocolate. It will be a marvelous, epic sort of day that will be remembered for many years to come.

Mrs. Mendez
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghirardelli Gold Assorted 4 Flavors, 22.82 Ounce • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
The Notebook of Doom, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Leave Me Alone! • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Teacup • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Imagine a City • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
How to Train a Train • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Leaf Men: And the Brave Good Bugs (The World of William Joyce) • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Neville • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Penguin Problems • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Escargot • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Bad Kitty's Very Bad Boxed Set Number 1: Bad Kitty Gets a Bath, Happy Birthday Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
How to Track a Truck • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Animals at Night: A Glow-in-the-Dark Book • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
The Dragon of Fortune (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy: Special Edition #2): An Epic Kingdom of Fantasy Adventure • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
The Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Bad Kitty's Very Very Bad Boxed Set (#2): Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, Bad Kitty for President, and Bad Kitty School Days • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
The Ship of Secrets (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #10) • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
How to Draw Fairies and Mermaids (Usborne Activities) • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
The Guardian of the Realm (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #11) • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Thirteenth Knight (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.85 2 $11.70
Jack Frost (The Guardians of Childhood) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels) • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
The Bear and the Piano • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 8 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Voices in the Park • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-be • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Billy Goats Fluff • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Prairie Thief • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
The Three Cabritos • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cinderella Skeleton • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Volcanoes (Smithsonian-science) • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #1: Alien Escape • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Unicorns and Germs (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Merhorses and Bubbles (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Undercover in the Bow-Wow Club (Rider Woofson) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Soccer Ball Monster Mystery (Rider Woofson) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Case of the Clones (The DATA Set) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Invasion of the Insects (The DATA Set) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Cinder-Elly (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #4) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Out of Remote Control (The DATA Set) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Video Vultures from Venus (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #3) • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
Masters of Spinjitzu (LEGO Ninjago: Reader) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.57 1 $3.57

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