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Ms. Marioni from San Fernando CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books! We Need Books!

Help me give my students books they can take home for their reading homework!

  • $346 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third-grade students love learning and new challenges. I teach at an urban elementary school in a socioeconomically disadvantaged area. About 90% of my students receive a free breakfast and lunch. Many are dropped off at 7 a.m. when the school opens and several are picked up when it closes at 6 p.m.

My students love reading books!

They happily chose another book after finishing and taking a comprehension quiz. My current classroom library has seen better days. At least a third of the books are taped together, and half the covers are missing the bottom right corner from overuse. My students need new books!

My Project

Instilling a love of reading is a gift. Giving children the opportunity to choose books they are interested in, and being able to read them independently at their reading level gives them a sense of accomplishment. The more children read, the better readers they become which, in turn, will hopefully become a love of reading. My students will take the books home and enjoy.

I have chosen books with my students' interests in mind.

My nonfiction section at a second-grade level does not include many books, so I have included as many as I could find. My students will be thrilled with our new books!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
National Geographic Readers: In the Ocean (L1/Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
National Geographic Readers: Cats (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
National Geographic Kids Readers: Real Dragons (L1/Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
National Geographic Kids Readers: Animal Armor (L1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
National Geographic Readers: Lions • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $4.50 2 $9.00
National Geographic Readers: Turtles • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Wild, Wild Wolves • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Sleep is for Everyone • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
National Geographic Readers: Planes • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Wild Cats (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Pyramids (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Dolphins! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Whales: The Gentle Giants • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.49 2 $6.98
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.49 2 $6.98
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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