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Ms. Riccio from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basking in Books

Help me give my students books to help them learn about prominent people from our past and present. Some of these books will be read aloud to the children, and some will be integrated into our existing library.

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Tagalog, Urdu, Turkish, and Spanish are some of the many languages spoken by the children in my classroom. Our school is a Title I, inner-city school where 90% of the children receive free or reduced-priced lunch. My children are extremely eager to learn and are very appreciative of everything that is given to them. They love coming to school and are excited to begin each day.

My students face many challenges in their daily lives.

Having the necessary materials to learn should not be one of them. The only way I can ensure my children are successful in their educational journey is to provide these tools to them.

My Project

These books will be used in a variety of different ways.

Most of these books will be used as interactive read-alouds in a whole group setting.

Others will be used as non-fiction history books about influential people and presidents from the past. Some will be integrated into our Graphic Novel library and other titles will be added to out fiction books. Having a variety of books for children to choose from can be a very difficult task. Twenty-six children with 8 different reading level abilities as well as different interests is challenging. I try to have a wide variety of topics and genres to entice the children to want to read. Thank you so much for helping me to achieve this goal.

Ms. Riccio
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wonder • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Auggie & Me • AKJ Education $11.89 1 $11.89
Gracias a Winn-Dixie (Because Of Winn-Dixie) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Fish Face • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
WHAT AM I? • AKJ Education $7.04 1 $7.04
Counting by 7s • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Holes • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
There's a Nightmare in My Closet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Superfudge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Double Fudge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
7 x 9 = Trouble! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Volcanoes! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Women (Captain Underpants #5) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People (Captain Underpants #8) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Marco Polo? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Declares Independence • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Daniel Boone? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Elvis Presley? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ben Franklin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Gold Rush? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who was Thomas Jefferson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Albert Einstein? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Were the Twin Towers? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Charles Darwin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ronald Reagan? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Titanic: Lost and Found Lost...and Found (A Step 3 Book/ Grades 2-3( • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Barack Obama • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
See How It Grows • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$295.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.30

Total project goal

$388.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.66

1 Donor

-$194.33

Donations toward project cost

-$165.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.15

match offer

-$194.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$165.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.15

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$0.00

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