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Mrs. Snow from Payette ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dr. Seuss Read Across America Reward Books!

My students need 50 children's books such as "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" to earn for Read Across America and to read during silent reading time.

  • $452 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

An exciting reading time is drawing nearer to the students of my classroom. The best time to be a reader in Snowville is during the months of January through March. Why do you ask? Have you heard of Read Across America? It is the celebration of the great children's author, Dr. Seuss!

I have 26 students in my classroom who come from all walks of live.

Kids who are picked up by their stay-at-home parents to students who rarely see their parents because they work all the time. I have students whose parents take them to the library weekly and spend several hours a week reading to them. Unfortunately, I also have students who do not have any sort of books at all in their own homes. This needs to be changed! One way that I change that is by having my students participate in a reading challenge.

My Project

Are you interested yet? The challenge is quite simple. The students in my classroom are challenged to read over 25,000 miles before I read 5,000 miles Across America. I'm sure you have another question: how does a person read across America? Again, quite simple. Each page of a book that is read is equal to one mile! The students' have reading logs that they keep track of the pages that they've read out of books, magazines, basically anything that they get their hands on to read. For each 100 pages they read, they earn a plane that tells them how far they have traveled. I read, have a reading log, and earn a car for every 100 pages I read as well. For each child who reads over 1,000 miles, they earn a free book from several classics that I have chosen such as Green Eggs and Ham, The Tale of Despereaux, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I choose books that I know the kids are already excited about, plus books that are timeless classics.

I need your help in order to ensure that my students are excited about reading.

It would be fantastic to have the books visible for the students so they can have an idea of what book they would like to read for. I love this time of year because the kids really do become excited and invested in a cause: to beat their teacher! I create a bulletin board that is posted right outside our door so that everyone in the school knows how my students are doing. Please help make this the best year yet!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Talent Show from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventur • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Class Election from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adven • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Coach Hyatt Is a Riot! (My Weird School Daze Series #4) Dan • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Miss Mary Is Scary! (My Weird School Daze Series #10) Dan Gu • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Miss Lazar Is Bizarre! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Flat Stanley''s Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley''s Worldwide Adventures #3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Babymouse: Rock Star • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse 11 • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Hundred Dresses (Restored Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Diary of a Wimpy Kid • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
Stories from Wayside School: Sideways Stories from Wayside S • AKJ Books $13.12 1 $13.12
Despereaux / The Tale of Despereaux-Spanish • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1-5) [Paperback] • AKJ Books $51.10 1 $51.10
My Many Colored Days Board Book Dr. Seuss, Steve Johnson (Il • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Birthday to You! (Pop-Up) Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
Green Eggs and Ham • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects Tish Rabe, Aristides Ruiz • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustra • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Jack Prelutsky, Lane Smith (Ill • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Daisy Head Mayzie Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $10.95 1 $10.95
I Wanna Iguana Karen Orloff, David Catrow (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
I Wanna New Room • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Judy Moody • AKJ Books $34.98 1 $34.98
All Star Sports Story • AKJ Books $26.06 1 $26.06
Patricia Polacco • AKJ Books $22.60 1 $22.60
Bone: Eyes of the Storm (Bone Series #3), Vol. 3 Jeff Smith, • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48

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