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Mrs. Mendolia from Bossier City LA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Adventures Through Reading

Help me give my students a brand new experience with a ladder, party wall background, and cutouts. I want my students to feel the excitement of traveling through reading as soon as they walk through the door.

  • $666 goal

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My Students

Our school is an exceptional Title I school with exceptional students. Their motivation to push themselves to gain as much knowledge as possible is inspiring. We are a small town in Louisiana. Like most schools, we feel the struggle of not having the funds that could help get our students to the next level, boost their interests, and keep them involved in a fun way.

Our school is composed of Pre-K through 5th grade students.

We have 100% free breakfast and lunch. My students are preparing to be successful in a technology driven society. They have goals, dreams, and aspirations for this school year. I know that they can accomplish anything, but it is my hope to make sure they have all the needed resources to do that!

My Project

After the unfortunate way our school year has come to an end I would love to give my students a whole new sense of excitement for learning. For too many of my students, school is their only place to feel safe and given support/ encouragement. Most of my students enter into the 5th grade at a much lower reading level and feel a sense of defeat when it comes to reading before the lesson ever begins. However, engaging my students and giving them a visual always brings a sense of curiosity and excitement to the classroom. Through the props the students will be taken to different worlds simply by looking around the room. They will be taken to space, the sea, on an airplane trip, to the bayou, and on a road trip. As we read our novels they will make the connections that through reading they can travel to any place at any time. I will use the shower curtains and inflatables/cut outs to bring our single classroom into a adventure they will never forget.

I want my students to know through reading they can take an unlimited amount of adventures.

Some of my students have never even left their home town. Through the imagery I can create with the shower curtains and props I will be able to give them a sense of adventure. Then, as we continue in our novels I will show them how literature can take us anywhere in the world or any magical place. The adventures they can take through reading are endless.

Mrs. Mendolia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Louisville Ladder AS2106 Louisville AS2100 Step Ladder, 250 lb, 3 in Width X 3 in Depth Non-Conductive Rail, 5 Rung Stepladder, 6-Feet • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99
7x5FT Swamp Bayou Honey Island River backdrops Computer Printed Jungle Party Wall Background lyshu-2019422339 • Amazon Business $28.00 2 $56.00
Star Cutouts, Small Red Car, Child-Size Cardboard Cutout Standup - 41 x 59 inches • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Baccessor Fish Shower Curtain Ocean Clear Undersea World Sea Animal with Corals Reefs and Tropical Fishes Waterproof Fabric, 72" W x 72" H (180CM x 180CM) - Cartoon Watergrass Colored Fish • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
JOYIN Giant Inflatable Boat Pool Float with Reinforced Cooler, Summer Pool Party Lounge Raft Decorations Toys for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Riyidecor White Clouds Shower Curtain Blue Sky Natural Scenery Decor Fabric Bathroom Set Polyester Waterproof 72x96 Inch 12 Pack Plastic Hooks • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Beistle 55242 Cloud Cutout, 29-Inch, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $35.40 1 $35.40
IcosaMro Space Shower Curtain for Bathroom with Hooks, Outer Space Galaxy Stars Decorative Long Cloth Fabric Shower Curtain Set Bath Decorations- 71Wx72L, Blue • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
HSOMiD Inflatable Airplane Baby Kids Toddler Infant Swimming Float Seat Boat Pool Ring (B type) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
JOYIN Inflatable Space Shuttle Pool Float for NASA Astronaut Party Supplies, Summer Water Pool Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
musykrafties Adventure Awaits Backdrop Large Banner Decoration Dessert Table Background Photobooth Prop 7x5 feet • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
GAME 55333-BB SwimPals Water-Filled Pool Toys, Regular, Dolphin, Submarine, Mermaid, Shark, Ages 6 & Up • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Adventure Awaits Bon Voyage Banner Garland Party Decoration Set Travel Themed Porch Sign Adventure for Indoor/ Outdoor Retirement Moving Relocation Travel Wedding Bachelorette Party Decorations (Khaki • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
GOER 3.2 ft x 9.8 ft Metallic Tinsel Foil Fringe Curtains for Party Photo Backdrop Wedding Decor (Light Blue,1 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Leyiyi 6x6ft Photography Background Route 66 Historic US American Travel Arizona Expressway Sunlight Dessert Bush Cowboy Traveller Photo Portrait Vinyl Studio Video Prop • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Royal 7 Pack of:3 Plastic Table Cloth 54 x 108, Plastic Party Table Cover, Reusable Plastic Table Cloth, Disposable Rectangular Table Cover (Cream, 3) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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