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Mrs. Matta-Ortega
Grades 3-5
  • Miami Park Elementary School
  • Miami, FL
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Book Borrowing Bonanza!

My students need 30+ chapter books so they can read at home.

My Students

As a child, were you ever at home with nothing to read? Some families do not have the financial means to build a home library. Most reading takes place during the school day. You can give students an opportunity to read at home with books they can borrow from a classroom library.

My third grade students are eager to read, but most do not have an opportunity to select books of interest.

These children attend class every day and read the same stories. It would be exciting for them to be able to choose books from a variety of genre. This would motivate them to read more.

My Project

In order to get students to read more, I need to allow them to borrow books from the classroom library. Unfortunately, the classroom library is very limited. In addition, it does not include enough third grade level chapter books. This is why I would like to establish a classroom lending library. Students will no longer have an excuse or reason-not to read.

Reading at home will help students develop their comprehension and fluency skills as well as develop a love for reading.

Your donation will also help families that cannot afford to purchase books for their children.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 3 - Favorites • AKJ Books $38.52 1 $38.52
Here Comes the Strikeout: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic, Sung in the Year • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Choose Your Own Adventure Boxed Set #3: Books 13-18 R. A. Mo • AKJ Books $27.29 1 $27.29
Bella Baxter & Lighthous • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Cam Jansen and the Catnapping Mystery • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Mystery Writer Mystery (Cam Jansen Series #27) David A. • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Nate the Great • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Fine, Fine School, A • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books Jeff Kinney • AKJ Books $43.68 1 $43.68
George Washington''s Mother-More coming Jan 2012 • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Nate the Great and the Big Sniff • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Musical Note • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Lost List • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Missing Key • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Nate the Great and the Monster Mess • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Phony Clue • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great and the Pillowcase • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great on the Owl Express • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great: San Francisco Detective • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Nate the Great Talks Turkey • AKJ Books $3.51 1 $3.51
Case of the Best Pet Ever (Jigsaw Jones Mystery Series) Jame • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Case of the Class Clown James Preller • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Case of The Perfect Prank James Preller, R. W. Alley (Illust • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Case of the Runaway Dog Jimmy Preller, John Speirs (Illustra • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Case of the Secret Valentine James Preller, R. W. Alley (Ill • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Case of the Spooky Sleepover • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89

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This project will reach 22 students.

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