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Ms. Tyson from Smyrna GA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blogging About Books!

My students need books and a flip camera to record our podcasts about books.

  • $664 goal

This project expired on January 30, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As adults we think of reading as a type of recreation. A time to relax and escape. We also discuss books with our friends. I would love for my students to develop a love for reading, and for them to understand that talking about and responding to books can be a joy.

Myself and my students live in Georgia.

We love our class and we work hard everyday to reach our full potential. The area from which my students come is very low income. The students need things for school that their families cannot afford. Our PTA is also not very active due to almost all of our families having little time away from their work. Our school is 98% free and reduced lunch, and unfortunately our school does not have the funds to purchase everything that would help the students to enjoy the school day.

My Project

I would love to spark an interest in reading with my students by getting some high interest books that are on their reading level. We have reading groups where they talk about books, but this sometimes tends to bore the children. I recently had an idea to allow the students to blog about their books. We started it and the students are loving it. They blog each day about whatever novel they are reading, they then comment on each others blogs. I want to keep the fun going, so my next step is to begin podcasts. The students would create a pod cast with the flip camera and post it to our blog. This would allow them to do everything from act out scenes to make a cartoon. That is where the other supplies come in. I am asking for things like post-it notes and art supplies to allow children who are shy in front of the camera to create art about their book and explain it as their podcast.

One of the most important things that we can do for children who read below level is to get them interested and motivate them to want to read more.

I also want the students to realize that talking about and responding to books is fun. Your donation of any item from our list would make a huge impact in our classroom. My children are wonderful, smart students who just need a little bit of extra motivation. Your donation could be just the motivation they need!

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bad Girls • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Freddy in Peril (Golden Hamster Saga Series #2), Vol. 2 Diet • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Funny Business • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Homer Price • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Melonhead • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! 1 • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! 3 • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! 2 • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Point Blank: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider Series) Anthony H • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Franklin Richards • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
Tweenage Guide To Not Being Unpopular • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Smile Raina Telgemeier • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Superheroes • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement a • AKJ Books $11.80 1 $11.80
The Whole World''s Crazy • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
What Makes You Happy • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
When The Past Is A Present • AKJ Books $8.13 1 $8.13
Skateboard Breakdown • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
End Zone Thunder • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Herculeah Jones: Dead Letter • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs Ursula Vernon • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Flip Video MinoHD 1hr - camcorder - internal flash memory • Best Buy $77.99 1 $77.99
PAPER CONSTRUCTION MULTI CULTURAL 9X12 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $1.80 3 $5.40
CONST PPR 12X18 LILAC- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 1 $2.27
CONST PPR 12X18 RED ORANGE PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 1 $2.27
CONST PPR 18X24 ASST TRURAY 50 PER PACK • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $6.45 1 $6.45
CARDSTOCK 8.5X11 ASST #1- 5-COLORS ASTROBRIGHT - PACK OF 250 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $18.04 1 $18.04
CARDSTOCK 8.5X11 ASST #2- 5-COLORS ASTROBRIGHT - PACK OF 250 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $18.04 1 $18.04
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED CLASSPACK OF 462 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $66.49 1 $66.49
MARKER CRAYOLA TRAYOLA WASHABLE FINE LINE 48CT • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $17.38 1 $17.38
FLAGS POST-IT 683-VAD1 .47'' X 1.719'' • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $11.87 2 $23.74
POST-IT FLAGS ARROW STANDARD COLORS • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $3.79 1 $3.79
HIGHLIGHTER WIDE NOTE TAPE BLUE 1/2 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.18 10 $21.80
POST-IT NOTE 2X2 NEON + ULTRA CUBE 400 SHEETS PACK OF 3 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $8.92 4 $35.68

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