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Mrs. Dukes from Davenport FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Classroom Library They'll Never Want to Leave

Help me give my students high-interest books and inviting flex-space seating options for their classroom library.

  • $520 goal

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My Students

My students from Davenport are part of one of the fastest growing communities in Central Florida. Our elementary school had over 1,400 students last year from many diverse cultures and backgrounds. Our school is a Title I school, which means that the majority of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Due to the socioeconomic status of the school, all students receive free breakfast and lunch.

My third graders are bright, creative, and have a Growth Mindset to help them succeed.

Because they have been retained in third grade, many of them are resistant to reading, but they still have a positive attitude about school and learning.

My Project

The books I am requesting for our class library include some high interest, lower reading level books to encourage reading, as well as high interest, higher level books accompanied by audio to make them accessible to my striving readers. In addition, many of the books I am requesting are bilingual books to motivate the interests of the English Language Learners in my classroom. In order to make the library even more inviting, I have selected several flexible seating options to pique the interest of the students and spark their interest.

It is my hope that our new, high-interest classroom library will inspire a love of reading to last a lifetime and encourage my students to begin the journey back to reading on grade level.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Below Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $93.35 1 $93.35
Audiobook Grade 3 Leveled Favorites • AKJ Education $71.75 1 $71.75
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
AKJ Easy-Ordering Variety Assortment (14 Book Set) • AKJ Education $25.20 1 $25.20
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
DD371GR - Soft Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
DD371BU - Soft Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
DD371VT - Soft Seat - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Futbol • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Beauty and the Beast La Bella y la Bestia • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Jorge el curioso visita el acuario (Curious George at the Aquarium (bilingual edition)) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jorge el curioso va a la biblioteca (Curious George Visits the Library (bilingual edition)) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
El Chavo: Locos por la lucha libre (Crazy for Wrestling) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Lector De Scholastic, Nivel 2: El Chavo • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Juan y los frijoles mágicos (Jack And The Beanstalk) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Curious George Cleans Up Spanish (English Bilingual Edition (CGTV Reader)) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Curious George Pinata Party (Bilingual) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Jorge el curioso va a una fiesta de disfraces (Curious George Goes to a Costume Party (Bilingual)) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood) • AKJ Education $1.89 1 $1.89

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