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Mrs. Parnell from El Paso TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a reason to imagine and dream of new worlds through the use of great books.

  • $188 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher who works with fourth and fifth graders in El Paso, Texas. I have a small class of eight students at the moment with the chance to grow at any time. My students are excited about learning and love being involved in hands-on activities and real-world learning applications. They also love to use technology and work with their peers. We are looking for fun ways to apply life long skills in our daily school lessons that they will be able to take with them everywhere they go.

My students are big readers and knowledge seekers!

As a teacher, I love and appreciate this and want to offer ways for this exploration to occur in our classroom daily. My wish is for them to take risks, learn about cultures, and explore life. My students come from low-income areas of military, retired military, and families where access to different hands-on tools may be difficult.

My Project

My students love to read and to be read to. I use books to allow them time to relax and immerse themselves in the lives of different characters. A good book will build relationships and bonds. I invite guests to come in and read to my class and do activities.

I want to take my students on a journey and allow their imagination to take over with great books such as Charlotte's Web, Bridge to Terabithia, Crenshaw, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, Wishtree, and Becoming Naomi Leon.

We will use these books to learn about friendship, courage, culture, history, and many different life lessons you gain from books and take with you where ever you go.

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Mrs. Parnell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wishtree • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $7.48 3 $22.44
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key • Amazon Business $7.48 3 $22.44
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza Books) • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $4.69 3 $14.07
Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Charlotte's Web • Amazon Business $6.40 2 $12.80

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