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Ms. Castleberry from Anniston AL is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Author's Purpose: Easy as P.I.E.

Help me give my students materials to transform our classroom into a Pizzeria to learn about the Author's Purpose to persuade, inform, or entertain in reading.

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I teach reading and math to 107 fourth grade students. We are from a high poverty school. Eighty percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Despite the adversities they face in and out of school, they persevere academically. My students are adventurous, innovative, and compassionate.

A number of my students struggle with reading and perform on a 2nd-grade level; this does not stop their drive and hard work.

My kids are very active students who love music, dancing, and moving through the classroom. They also love to solve problems and work hands-on. I would love to transform our classroom to engage students about Author's purpose to persuade, inform, and entertain readers.

My Project

My students inspire me to seek resources to enrich them. Our focus has been to increase comprehension and engagement in reading. These Pizzeria materials will transform our classroom keep my students eager while learning about author's purpose. They are a great way to have students work together in a fun way out of their usual environment. This P.I.E. lesson will allow students to read and solve problems about the different reasons author's write.

My goal is to cultivate a learning environment that produces motivated, empowered, and engaged learners.

Students will be submerged in their learning using hands on materials. Students would attain chef hats to activate their thinking. Using these materials, I hope to engage students in learning hands on about the purpose of what they are reading. Student motivation and commitment to their learning will increase with these resources. During this learning experience students will read and answer questions disguised as creating pizzas. Students will use the mini pizza boxes to create a story in response to the author's purpose. Each topping will add a sentence in their writing until the pizza is complete. The lights, table cloths, and pizza will transform our classroom into a pizza shop, allowing students to communicate and work together.

Lastly, these reading resources will make learning fun for my kids. These pizzeria resources are a captivating way to engage students on author's purpose. I want to provide my students with engaging learning opportunities that allow them to apply their learning and develop a connection despite the adversities they face. Thank you for your donation to make learning about author's purpose as EASY AS P.I.E.

Ms. Castleberry
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Greenco Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice Pool Float with Connectors with Cup Holders - 2 Pack • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
5" White Mini Pizza Boxes (8 Pack) - Chica and Jo Brand - Square Flat Cardboard Boxes 5 Inch (8) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Large Plastic Papel Picado Banner - 15 Feet Long - Two Designs to choose from (3 Pack, All Occasions) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Moobibear LED String Lights 99ft, UL Listed Plug in Fairy Lights, 300 LED Warm White Starry String Light with ON/Off Switch, Waterproof Copper Lights for Bedroom, Patio, Birthday, Wedding, Party • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
LilMents 6 Pack Chef Hat Set Elastic Baker Kitchen Catering Cooking Chefs Hats (White) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Gummi Pizza by E-Fruitti 48 Count (Net Wt. 26oz) • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
GreyParrot Tape UV Blacklight Reactive, (6 Pack), (6 Colors), 33ft Per Roll, Fluorescent Cloth Tape • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
UV Glow Blacklight Face and Body Paint 0.34oz - Set of 6 Tubes - Neon Fluorescent • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Red Brick Wall Party Backdrop | 4 Foot x 20 Foot | Party Supplies Decoration | Background for Holiday Decoration (4' x 20') • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Oojami Pack of 6 Plastic Red and White Checkered Tablecloths - 6 Pack - Picnic Table Covers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
MUMENG String Light LED Pizza Shape 20 LEDs Silver Wire Warm White Battery Power Indoor Fairy String Lights For Home, Business Decor,Restaurant,Dining Room • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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