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Mrs. Howell from Neptune Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

COVID-19 Won't Stop Us From Reading!

Help me give my students a cell phone tripod system and books so that we can continue our learning online!

  • $385 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school each day from a wide variety of backgrounds, settings, and abilities. As they enter each morning, those differences fall away and they all become eager, enthusiastic, and excited to see what's going to happen and where the lessons will take them as we begin our day. My co-teacher and I work hard to bring the world to them, one topic at a time, with a focus on involved learning, deep questioning, and solid literacy skills.

Reaching each student, at their level, to ensure they are successful is always a challenge.

Learning to support each student has become goal #1 for us. We want each student to come to school knowing they will be successful each day. That's not always an easy goal, but we are learning. We are finding what works and what doesn't. We are looking at our students, as individuals, and trying to see their needs. We are trying to find the time each day to specialize in our content for each child. We are trying to connect on a more personal level and find what makes each student click.

My Project

COVID-19 has brought us to our knees. We started early March ready for Spring Break. None of knew that would be the last time we would see each other in person. When we realized that schools would be closed, we were heartbroken. Then our district did something amazing - we went online. Our district created a virtual school and they have worked tirelessly to make sure that every student can get online, if they desire.

COVID-19 may have shut our schools, but it will NOT stop us from learning.

Every morning, our 5th graders join us online. We say the pledge, we say our Manatee Mission (our school's mission statement), and we read a book. Every morning. Not all of our students join us, of course, but we have about 80% attendance online. That's pretty amazing!

We need some materials to help our virtual school run smoothly. I need ink for my printer, pens for note-taking, and some upgrades to improve the read-aloud experience. But mostly, we need more books! I grabbed more than I needed, but it wasn't nearly enough!

Mrs. Howell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson T288XL-BCS Black High Capacity and Color Standard Capacity Ink Cartridges, C/M/Y/K 4-Pack • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
LED Ring Light 10" with Tripod Stand & Phone Holder for Live Streaming & YouTube Video, Dimmable Desk Makeup Ring Light for Photography, Shooting with 3 Light Modes & 10 Brightness Level • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 20 Count - 1951718 • Amazon Business $20.45 1 $20.45
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet! • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Imagine • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Be You! • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Zen Ghosts • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Never Let a Unicorn Scribble! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Zen Ties • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
BE QUIET! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
I Broke My Butt! The Cheeky Sequel to the International Bestseller I Need a New Butt! • Amazon Business $6.13 1 $6.13
I Need a New Butt! • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had An Animal Nose? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had Animal Ears? • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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