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Mrs. Wiltse from De Soto KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fill Our Shelves With Fantasy!

Help me give my students fantasy chapter books to excite them about reading!

  • $270 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a third-grade classroom teacher from a Title I school with over 50% of the students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. My students are kindhearted and passionate learners who are very active! They enjoy moving around the classroom and appreciate positive attention and choices.

Many of my students face challenges beyond their control.

I am looking for simple ways to help them become inspired and grow as learners. I want them to come to school and see a place that is safe, comfortable, and flexible enough to meet their needs.

My Project

I love helping kids get excited about reading, but for many students, this is a difficult task. I have found that the best thing to do is to find out what truly interests a child and then lead them to a book series that sparks that interest. Fantasy and fiction are loved by many children! Kids are drawn into the magical aspect of these books that take them away from the real world.

This project will add 2 fantasy book series to my classroom library: Dragon Masters and the Dragon Slayers Academy!

Book series are an excellent way to hook readers and help them find joy in reading! I love getting young readers started on a new series because they allow my students to continue reading for multiple books in a row. The 2 series I have chosen for this project are sure to spark my students' interests while still being accessible to their reading levels. Many of my students are interested in books such as Harry Potter but aren't quite reading at a high enough level to comprehend those books. These series will allow them to immerse themselves in a similar type of magical world while building up their confidence in their decoding and comprehension skills. Please consider donating to our project to help me on my journey to encourage a classroom of lifelong readers!

Mrs. Wiltse
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dragon Masters Series Set (Books 1-14) • Amazon Business $62.67 1 $62.67
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $4.19 5 $20.95
Hail! Hail! Camp Dragononka #17: Super Special (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Elmer and the Dragon (My Father's Dragon) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Dragons of Blueland (My Father's Dragon) • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Pig Latin--Not Just for Pigs! #14 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Help! It's Parents Day at DSA #10 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Danger! Wizard at Work! #11 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
the Ghost of Sir Herbert Dungeonstone ((Dragon Slayers' Academy, No.12) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Double Dragon Trouble #15 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
World's Oldest Living Dragon #16 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Trust a Troll! #18 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Little Giant--Big Trouble #19 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Beware! It's Friday the 13th #13 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Wheel of Misfortune #7 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The New Kid at School (Dragon Slayers' Academy, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Revenge of the Dragon Lady (Dragon Slayers' Academy 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Countdown to the Year 1000 (Dragon Slayers' Academy #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
97 Ways to Train a Dragon #9 (Dragon Slayers' Academy) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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