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Ms. Rickman from Pensacola FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Battle

My students need the 2014-2015 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (SSYRA) books for grades 3-5.

  • $183 goal

This project expired on November 27, 2014.

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My Students

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him." -Maya Angelou

I teach at a wonderfully quaint school built in the 1940's, nestled near the back gate of Pensacola Naval Air Station.

We serve a community of low to middle income students (over 65% of our students receive free or reduced price lunches) who come to school each day eager to learn.

My Project

This project will give my students the opportunity to compete in the Battle of the Books competition based on the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program (a reading motivation program for students in Florida). In order to compete in Battle of the Books, students must read the fifteen books of varied genres, take online tests, and become experts on each book before the competition. The winning district teams receive a trophy and are recognized as Battle of the Books Champions.

This set of Sunshine State Young Reader's Award books will provide my students with current quality literature, give them the opportunity to compete in the Battle of the Books competition, and foster a love of reading in the process.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage • Amazon $13.23 1 $13.23
Dorko the Magnificent • Amazon $13.06 1 $13.06
The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot • Amazon $12.86 1 $12.86
Hooper Finds a Family: A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
The Adventures of Beanboy • Amazon $8.97 1 $8.97
King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Sasquatch Escape (The Imaginary Veterinary) • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ö 1 Dog = Chaos • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Elvis and the Underdogs • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
When Life Gives You O.J. • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Stranded • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Capture the Flag • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon $5.06 1 $5.06
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • Amazon $5.05 1 $5.05

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