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Mrs. Tambornino from Mauston WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books by the Carton!

Help me give my students new books so that we can keep reading and learning together!

  • $276 goal

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My Students

"Nothing is impossible; even the word itself says, "I'm Possible!" This is a quote that hangs in our classroom and over the years, it has become our motto. My students know that I will never give up on them, so they aren't allowed to give up on themselves.

Students in my classroom are students who have not been successful in the traditional classroom setting.

They learn best with hands-on skills and real-world relevance. Students come to class ready to be immersed in learning for their life after high school, not just for a grade. My students haven't always "gotten" school.

Somewhere along the way, they lost their passion for learning. It is my goal to try to rejuvenate that joy and passion. My students work in a competency-based program where they are no longer focused on credits but instead, are showing true proficiency in sixty areas related to high school subjects such as biology, personal finance ​and literature. Projects are all hands-on and often include "real world" relevance with field trips or guest speakers. Not all students learn the same and this program is designed for those students.

My Project

When you are bored at home, what is one thing you turn to? For many of us, we turn to reading to escape and to get lost in the plot. With libraries closed, schools closed, and no way for our students in a rural town to get new books, our students don't have that option. My students are begging for new books in every email we send, but my resources only go so far. I don't have the ability to buy them all new books. With your help, I can!

Reading is the best form of escape, adventure, and everything else!

First, you need to be able to get the books. Help me to be able to send some books home to my students to help them get through this time of school closure!

Mrs. Tambornino
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
This Was Our Pact • FirstBook $4.85 10 $48.50
Maker Comics: Fix a Car! • FirstBook $4.35 10 $43.50
Opposite of Always (Paperback) • FirstBook $3.26 10 $32.60
Anchor & Sophia #1: Strange Fire (Carton of 32 Hardcover Books) • FirstBook $17.60 1 $17.60
The Arcana Chronicles #1: Poison Princess (Carton of 28 Paperback Books) • FirstBook $15.40 1 $15.40
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Storybook (Carton of 20 Hardcover Book and CD Sets) • FirstBook $14.00 1 $14.00
Star Darlings: Good Wish Gone Bad (Carton of 20 Hardcover Books) • FirstBook $12.00 1 $12.00
Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business: • FirstBook $11.00 1 $11.00
Bridge of Clay (Carton of 12 Hardcover Books) • FirstBook $6.60 1 $6.60

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