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Mrs. Dytche from Buffalo NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Are Food for Your Brain

My students need hot, new books like "Pay It Forward" and "Travel Team" to help spark their desire to read and help increase their reading skills.

  • $504 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher of students in a high poverty area, I want my students to have the same opportunities and materials as those in suburban schools. Regardless of where you live, education should be equal.

My children face many obstacles in their everyday lives, so enjoying school should not be one of them.

Even with these challenges, they come to school ready to learn and do their best to stay focused. One thing they look forward to every day is reading their independent books. I want them to have the chance to read the best and most exciting books out there.

My Project

Imagine coming into a classroom everyday surrounded by books! These books can change the lives of my students. Having new and engaging books will inspire them to read and once they start reading, the sky is the limit.

"Books Are Food for Your Brain" and we are hungry!

Research proves practice is the key and children need as much opportunity and exposure to books as possible in order to get that practice. Providing them new books can help support the practice that all readers need. Additionally, students feel special when they are surrounded by things they can take pride in. I want my students to feel they deserve new materials. They are worth it!

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Mrs. Dytche
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scat • Amazon Business $7.19 10 $71.90
Midnight Without a Moon • Amazon Business $5.01 4 $20.04
Pay It Forward: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $4.52 4 $18.08
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94
Chomp • Amazon Business $8.20 2 $16.40
Travel Team • Amazon Business $7.17 2 $14.34
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Towers Falling • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Fever 1793 • Amazon Business $5.68 2 $11.36
Flush • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Terrible Two Go Wild (The Terrible Two) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
Awkward • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
The Bone Sparrow • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Eight Keys • Amazon Business $3.69 2 $7.38
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Grandpa's Great Escape • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Point Guard Prank (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Gymnastics Jitters (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pool Panic (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Hockey Meltdown (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Restart • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Short • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Slacker • Amazon Business $5.16 1 $5.16
Quarterback Comeback (Team Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $4.16 1 $4.16
Batter Up! (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $3.86 1 $3.86
Soccer Show-Off (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $3.75 1 $3.75

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