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Mrs. Barone from Spartanburg SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Bulk Up Our Classroom Library!

My students need engaging books to help them connect to and comprehend literacy.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very eager learners! Our day is full of active and engaging lessons that help students accomplish their academic goals. As a teacher, I want to help my students achieve success and exceed their potential by getting them excited and involved in their learning.

My school is a Title I School of 743 students with 75% of them in poverty.

Many of our students are ESOL(English for Speakers of Other Languages) and work very hard to achieve great academic strides. All of our students really love to be at school because they are engaged in a safe, loving, learning environment. My job truly is so very rewarding and the students make teaching easy because they have a strong desire to learn! I love to immerse my students in an active learning environment that involves relate-able, real world situations, that require higher-level thinking.

My Project

My students will be able to use these books in many ways to help them understand story elements . My students will participate in Reader's and Writer's Workshop, where the teacher will facilitate mini-lessons, and the students will have independent practice time. The books that I am asking for in this project are called mentor texts. Using mentor texts as examples of good writing will allow students to try new strategies and take risks as demonstrated in the quality literature they are exposed to during these lessons. Additionally, students will be able to explore these books individually during Reading Workshop and spend time emulating these published authors through independent writing time. These books will also relate to curriculum, opening up the door for writing to be connected to every area of their world. "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."

After reading these texts, students will be able to understand the importance of relating to reading and writing.

In life, this may be one of the most importance areas to develop strength.

Mrs. Barone
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 22 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Hey, That's MY Monster! • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Blizzard • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Turkey Trouble • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Snow (I Can Read It All By Myself) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Over and Under the Snow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scarecrow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Missing Mitten Mystery • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Too Many Pumpkins • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Snow Globe Family • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Owl And the Woodpecker • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Pumpkin Jack • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
In November • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Piggie Pie! • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91

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