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

Books! Stretch Your Mind and Imagination!

My students need access to the Sunshine State books to be able to participate in school and district competitions.

  • $497 goal

This project expired on September 23, 2018.

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My Students

As a teacher in a Title I school, the students are faced with many different challenges. The school provides the students with breakfast and lunch based on the socioeconomic status of the area. Regardless of this, my students crave to learn in a literature rich environment.

I have two classes of 22 enthusiastic learners this year, a total of 44 amazing students!

Our focus is on engaging our students in reading with literature. Our students are excited every year to participate in various book clubs and competitions. The range of readers in my classroom range from 2nd grade to 5th grade and I would like to close the achievement gap using interesting text for the students. The best way for any student to learn is to find an interesting book and just read. That’s what I want to provide my students.

My Project

Every year, students are asked to read and vote on interesting and exciting books. Sometimes these books are not available when they would like to read it and many times there aren't enough copies in school and public libraries. Having the Sunshine State Books available in the classroom will help the students be more engaged in the school wide incentives as well as exposing them to different books.

Students who love reading should have the opportunity to explore new books.

Students will be able to interact with these new books. As the teacher, I can also use these books for book studies and partner the students to create projects based on the books they are reading. Having these new books would greatly expand my classroom library and make it more diverse.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Podkin One-Ear (Longburrow) • Amazon Business $11.29 2 $22.58
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
Overboard! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $9.82 2 $19.64
The Great Treehouse War • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
The Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Lemons • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
I Love You, Michael Collins • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Sweetest Sound • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
The Winner Is (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Heartwood Hotel, Book 1 A True Home • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two, The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (Kane Chronicles) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
The Heat Is On (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Ugly Cat & Pablo • Amazon Business $4.06 2 $8.12
My Gym Teacher Is an Alien Overlord • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!: Special Edition (The Bad Guys #7) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Heartwood Hotel, Book 4 Home Again • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Heartwood Hotel, Book 2 The Greatest Gift • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Heartwood Hotel, Book 3 Better Together • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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