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Mrs. Summa from Tracy CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Minds, One Book at a Time

My students need this wide selection of mentor texts, including I Need My Monster, Stellaluna, and Dandelions.

  • $294 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my 4th grade classroom we work every day to master our standards.

My students are energetic, lovable, and inspiring.

Every day they do their best to master our standards. It is my goal to make learning as enjoyable as possible, so many of our daily lessons involve students engaged in their learning, moving around the classroom as they learn the material.

My Project

A few years ago I learned about using Mentor Sentences in my classroom. The premise is that by sharing a well written picture book with students, even older students, you can teach grammar, reading comprehension, and writing structure in an engaging way. I have used Mentor Sentences for the last few years and I have seen the difference it has made, and I want to continue to do so by expanding our classroom library to include more wonderful texts such as these.

Please consider donating to my project.

My students deserve to have more access to books that will increase their comprehension in Reading, Grammar, and Writing. These books will be used for years and will impact the next generation. Thank you!

Mrs. Summa
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wretched Stone • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Verdi • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
The Three Snow Bears • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Jump into Science: Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Athlete! • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
Tar Beach • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Knots on a Counting Rope (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Dandelions • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
If You Find a Rock • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Spaghetti in A Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Groundhog Gets a Say • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31

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