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Ms. Swinton from Daytona Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Raffle !

My students need good books to read that are at their interest and reading level.

  • $333 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every student in my class has a drive to learn. They are ambitious, and eager. However, they come from a low-income community where their home life might difficult for them to deal with and living through circumstances we could never imagine or understand at their age. Our school is about 95% free or reduced lunch. I want my students to go through this school year, a critical year, and not have to worry about anything but for their want and hunger to learn. These students already have enough stresses outside of school, and with the pressure of third grade, with this being their first year of state testing, they should be able to come to school have what they need to be successful and know that they are loved and taken care of when they come through their classroom door.

My Project

I am starting a book raffle in my classroom to entice students to become more interested in reading! Since meeting my students I have learned that many of them don't have books to read at home-I want to change that! These books will be raffled off as they earn tickets in the classroom for working hard, good grades, good behavior, kindness, etc. Several books will be in the raffle and will be displayed for them to add their tickets into the buckets of the books they want to read. I will ensure that all students have a chance to win a book this school year. If their name gets chosen for a book... the book is theirs. It will now belong to them. I want the students to find freedom, love, adventure, mystery and any other feeling that might come over them as they dive into stories escaping the world around them. I want to give these students a love for reading and to do that by having the opportunity to give them books that interest them.

Ms. Swinton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bad Kitty's Complete Purrfect Boxed Set Seven Chapter Books Plus the Bad Kitty Keep Your Paws Off My Journal Journal by Nick Bruel by Nick Bruel (2015-08-02) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
My Weird School Collection: Books 1 to 4 • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Hidden in the Haunted School (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Friendship According to Humphrey • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Surprises According to Humphrey • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (Bailey School Kids #5) • Amazon Business $2.98 2 $5.96
The Detour of the Elephants (The Boxcar Children Great Adventure) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Robot Ransom (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Bad Kitty: Puppy's Big Day • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Bad Kitty School Daze • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, No. 28) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
School Days According to Humphrey • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Phantom of the Theater: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure (Creepella von Cacklefur #8) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Captain Underpants And The Preposterous Plight Of The Purple Potty People • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets (Captain Underpants #6) (Pt.1) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Summer According to Humphrey • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
The Haunted Dinosaur (Creepella von Cacklefur #9): A Geronimo Stilton Adventure • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
The Adventures of Captain Underpants • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (The Adventures Of The Bailey School Kids) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pirate Spacecat Attack (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #10) • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
Operation: Secret Recipe (Geronimo Stilton #66) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Thea Stilton: Big Trouble in the Big Apple: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure • Amazon Business $3.90 1 $3.90
The Silver Locket (Rescue Princesses) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Bollywood Burglary (Geronimo Stilton #65) • Amazon Business $3.72 1 $3.72
Shoo, Caveflies! (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #14) • Amazon Business $3.72 1 $3.72
Rescue Princesses #6: The Magic Rings • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
The Underwater Planet (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #6) • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56
Slurp Monster Showdown (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #9) • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56
Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #12) • Amazon Business $3.48 1 $3.48
Imagination According to Humphrey • Amazon Business $3.45 1 $3.45
Attack of the Bandit Cats (Geronimo Stilton, No. 8) • Amazon Business $3.31 1 $3.31

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