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Ms. Baissac from Eugene OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Caught Reading

My students need books that will make them love to read.

  • $746 goal

This project expired on July 8, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a dual immersion school in Eugene OR looking to create a strong reading culture. Our students are very diverse and 70% qualify for free and reduce lunch. We have the hard task of getting kids to read in two languages. Because we are demanding a higher result from our kids, we have to try to promote reading in multiple ways. One of our new projects is called the "Caught Reading" project. We are working hard to make reading very visible and valued. If students are caught reading at breakfast, lunch or in the bus line, they can get a coupon. Once they have 10 coupons, they can go to the weekly book store and choose a brand new book. Many of our students do not have access to books. They often cannot check books out because they owe fines at the library that parents cannot afford to pay. To get kids started, I give them one of my books to borrow and they can easily get 10 tickets. I have had many students choose nice books that their parents would never be able to afford. They carry them around with pride and this makes them into readers.

My Project

Students who have access to good books will be more likely to read. The more they read, the stronger they will be in their academic skills. I want our low income students to own books that they can enjoy over and over again. This will make them feel special and secure. All kids should have access to good books. It is so rewarding to tell kids that they can keep the book. Their faces light up with surprise. It is often the only book they have at home. How can we ever create equity if we do not give all our students access to inspiring literature?

Ms. Baissac
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Los Juegos del Hambre (The Hunger Games) • AKJ Education $17.99 3 $53.97
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $9.58 5 $47.90
La salchicha maldita (Curse Of The Were-Wiener) • AKJ Education $13.86 3 $41.58
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Despereaux (The Tale Of Despereaux) • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $7.05 3 $21.15
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $4.98 4 $19.92
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh • AKJ Education $6.56 3 $19.68
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Judy Moody y la vuelta al mundo en ocho días y medio (Judy Moody Around The World In 8 1/2 Days) • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Doctora Judy Moody (Judy Moody, MD) • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Judy Moody y la Declaración de Independencia (Judy Moody Declares Independence) • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Judy Moody va a la universidad (Judy Moody Goes To College) • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Diario de un Zombie de Minecraft • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Stink y el gran expreso del cobaya (Stink And The Great Guinea Pig Express) • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Stink y el increíble rompemuelas supergaláctico (Stink And The Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker) • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 3 $16.44
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 3 $15.84
Poppy • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 3 $14.55
Delfines al amanecer (Dolphins At Daybreak) • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
The World According to Humphrey Book 1 • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Medianoche en la Luna (Midnight On The Moon) • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
El día del Rey Dragón (Day Of The Dragon King) • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11

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