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Mrs. Piperato from Montgomery TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books To Foster Independent Reading

My students need high-interest novels and chapter books such as Fly Guy, The Bad Guys, and Pig The Pug to foster independent reading success.

  • $473 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is a pre-k through 6th grade campus in Montgomery, Texas. Our 2nd grade class is made up of 20 students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Some of my students are English Language Learners, and others are Gifted and Talented. Some of our students and teachers were affected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, causing our parents who are paid by the hour some increased economic hardship. Many families have relocated or are supporting relatives who have been displaced.

In our classroom, we are a family.

My students are eager learners who work hard and encourage each other to succeed! Our classroom community encourages a growth mindset. We encourage each other to strive for Mustang P.R.I.D.E. which is a feature of our character development program. Each day I see students demonstrating purpose, respect, integrity, determination, and excellence.

Some of our daily activities include reading workshop (read to self, buddy read, listening station, free writing, and word study), math workshop (math tubs, computer games, partner problem solving, iPad fact fluency), social studies, science, and more! We love centers and small group instruction time.

My Project

When this project gets funded, students will have a wider selection of books to choose from in our classroom library. I know they will flock to these new collections of Fly Guy and The Bad Guys, second grade favorites! I can imagine their laughter reading Pig The Pug! Please help me foster independent reading success by beefing up our classroom library. Students who are able to pick just right books are more confident and engaged readers. My students absolutely love to read! We make reading a priority every day, especially since many of our families have been impacted by hurricane Harvey recently. These students have lost belongings or are sharing their home or bedroom with relatives who have moved in. Families are working harder than ever, so many student only have time to read at school.

Mrs. Piperato
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Robo-Sauce • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
Secret Pizza Party • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Pig the Star (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Nerdy Birdy Tweets • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Creepy Pair of Underwear! • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Pig the Winner (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Pig the Pug • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Thelma the Unicorn • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Unicorn vs. Goblins (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 3): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Unicorn on a Roll (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 2): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Unicorn of Many Hats (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 7) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Those Darn Squirrels Fly South • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Those Darn Squirrels! • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Rainy Day Unicorn Fun: A Phoebe and Her Unicorn Activity Book • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Prince Fly Guy (Fly Guy #15) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 4): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Big Bad Bubble • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Pig the Elf (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $6.02 1 $6.02
Fly Guy's Big Family (Fly Guy #17) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Ride, Fly Guy, Ride! (Fly Guy #11) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
There's a Fly Guy in My Soup (Fly Guy #12) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Fly Guy and the Frankenfly (Fly Guy #13) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fly Guy's Amazing Tricks (Fly Guy #14) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas (Fly Guy #16) • 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 Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Fly Guy Presents: Weather (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Dinosaurs (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Snakes (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Castles (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: The White House (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Space (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
Fly Guy Presents: Insects (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50
Fly Guy Presents: Sharks (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Fly Guy Presents: Bats (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.71 1 $2.71

Materials cost

$366.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$401.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.93

Total project goal

$472.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$472.85

1 Donor

-$236.42

Donations toward project cost

-$200.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.46

match offer

-$236.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$200.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.46

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$0.00

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