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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books

My students need a variety of books to expand and update our classroom library.

  • $398 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in southwest Florida. Sixty-one percent of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

I encourage lots of independent reading time in my classroom, and I expect my students to read from a range of genres.

I try to keep our classroom library organized by genre so that my students can easily find the books, authors, and series that they love. They love to read and get excited when we get new books!

My Project

For this project, I am requesting a variety of books that will help to expand and update our classroom library. I have included some new STEM series to engage my girls such as Zoey and Sassafras, Dory Fantasmagory, Goldie Blox, and Girls Who Code, historical fiction and non-fiction series that my readers will love such as Ranger in Time and The History of Fun Stuff, and a variety of other books.

According to Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, “The more you read, the better you get, the more better you get, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it.”

The more variety I can provide for my readers, the better chances I have of engaging and "hooking" each and every one of them. Thank you for helping me teach every child in my class to love reading!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Moon • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Be Kind • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Super Manny Stands Up! • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Team BFF: Race to the Finish! #2 (Girls Who Code) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
The Friendship Code #1 (Girls Who Code) • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dory Fantasmagory • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dory Fantasmagory: Dory Dory Black Sheep • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Goldie Blox and the Three Dares (GoldieBlox) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Goldie Blox Rules the School! (GoldieBlox) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Monsters and Mold (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Caterflies and Ice (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Merhorses and Bubbles (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Living in . . . Mexico • Amazon Business $2.68 2 $5.36
Goldie Blox and the Best Friend Fail! (GoldieBlox) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
Living in . . . Russia • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Goldie Blox and the Best! Pet! Ever! (GoldieBlox) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.85 1 $4.85
Living in . . . Brazil • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Colorful Story of Comics (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Unmasking the Science of Superpowers! (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Living in . . . Egypt • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Living in . . . South Africa • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
How Airplanes Get from Here . . . to There! (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic! (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Deep Dish on Pizza! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Way the Cookie Crumbled (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The High Score and Lowdown on Video Games! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Explosive Story of Fireworks! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
The Stellar Story of Space Travel (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Cool Story Behind Snow (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Living in . . . Italy • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The 4-1-1 on Phones! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Living in . . . China • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Living in . . . South Korea • Amazon Business $3.69 1 $3.69
Living in . . . India • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
The Superstar Story of the Harlem Globetrotters (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38
The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.32 1 $3.32
The Tricks and Treats of Halloween! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.05 1 $3.05
Looking Up!: The Science of Stargazing (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $2.54 1 $2.54
The Scoop on Ice Cream! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $2.49 1 $2.49
Living in . . . Australia • Amazon Business $2.19 1 $2.19

Materials cost

$303.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.69

Total project goal

$397.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$397.95

108 Donors

-$382.78

Donations toward project cost

-$338.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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