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Mrs. Trevino from Beaumont TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give the BEST Gift - The Gift of Lifelong Reading

My students need high quality books and small group books sets to draw them into the magical worlds only accessible to Readers.

  • $1,581 goal

This project expired on April 4, 2017.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My bright readers walk into my room ready to learn and absorb all they can from our books and reading community. We're eighty-three percent African American and about fourteen percent Latino. Most of my readers are ten or eleven; a handful of them are twelve.

Our school has historically been an under-served and "under performing" elementary school, but in our room, you'd never know it.

As readers, we're working to build an authentic love of reading. We work on being matchmakers for ourselves and others; we know all we've got to do is find the right kind of book for us.

Recent data analysis has indicated that the incoming fifth grade class for the 2016-2017 school year is reading, on average, at a third-grade level. Given the right resources, the right environment, and the right amount of warm/strict, we are successful. We work hard and play hard to close the gap between our beginning of fifth grade reading level and end of year reading level. We usually advance at least a year and a half or more in nine months. We're intelligent, curious, brave and precocious young people who want to be successful readers.

My Project

I work at a Title 1 school with amazing students. They're brilliant and funny and smart- but if you looked at their reading levels you might not think so. My fifth graders read, on average, at a 3rd grade level. It's my job to convince them to love reading, and in loving reading get them to read lots of books. Reading is like most things, the more we do it, the better we get at it. Ever year, I turn my struggling readers into successful, whole-hearted readers.

It takes the right book to reach a student and turn them into a Reader.

As a teacher who is new to elementary, I need help growing my collection of books at appropriate reading levels for my struggling readers. We need more books make sure all students can read books that make their spines tingle in excitement. We need books that allow our students to authentically experience what it means to be a Reader and LOVE every moment of it.

This grant features books and audio books that will help pull reluctant readers into books and keep them there. When you read, you get better at reading, it's as simple as that. As you look at the materials requested list, you'll note some books have sets of four and an audio CD requested. I am hoping to allow students to share in the experience of a great book and discussing it with their peers. With these resources, we will be able to do just that!

Thank you so much for considering donating to my project, and giving the gift of building life-long reading.

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

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $18.24 4 $72.96
Bridge to Terabithia • AKJ Education $15.20 4 $60.80
The Tale of Despereaux Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • AKJ Education $13.13 4 $52.52
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $12.40 4 $49.60
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $12.40 4 $49.60
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $12.40 4 $49.60
The War that Saved My Life • AKJ Education $12.40 4 $49.60
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.74 4 $38.96
Awkward • AKJ Education $17.52 2 $35.04
The War That Saved My Life • AKJ Education $29.20 1 $29.20
The War That Saved My Life • AKJ Education $29.20 1 $29.20
The One and Only Ivan CD • AKJ Education $13.99 2 $27.98
Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix-up • AKJ Education $11.67 2 $23.34
The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $21.90 1 $21.90
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor • AKJ Education $21.90 1 $21.90
The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $21.90 1 $21.90
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Audio A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $21.86 1 $21.86
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $20.44 1 $20.44
Bridge to Terabithia CD • AKJ Education $18.97 1 $18.97
Sisters • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Verdi • AKJ Education $15.32 1 $15.32
The Tale of Despereaux Being the Stor:y of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Tale of Despereaux Being the Stor:y of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Explorer The Mystery Boxes • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
The City of Ember The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain A Nandi Tale • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The School for Good and Evil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Postcards from Camp • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Blackbeard the Pirate King • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Jellaby: Monster in the City • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
The Story of Diva and Flea • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Diario de Greg/ Diary of a Wimpy Kid • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4 - Dog Days • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 6: Cabin Fever • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5 The Ugly Truth • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 2 - Rodrick Rules • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 3 - The Last Straw • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 - Hard Luck • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 7 The Third Wheel • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9 The Long Haul • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Dragonbreath #3 Curse of the Were-wiener • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Wonder (Audiobook) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Bone #2: The Great Cow Race • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #1: Out from Boneville • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #3: Eyes of the Storm • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #4: The Dragonslayer • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
A New Class (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Big Nate Out Loud • AKJ Education $8.26 1 $8.26
Sisters • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Big Nate: Here Goes Nothing • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate: Genius Mode • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate: From The Top • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate I Can't Take It! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate Makes the Grade • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A Bad Case of the Giggles Poems That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Tuesday • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Ghost of Fossil Glen • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Quarterback Scramble • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Hoop Rat • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Kickoff Blitz • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels: Full Court Flash • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Full Court Pressure • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Lunch Lady #3: Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #2: Our Hero • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hi, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #1) Hi, Fly Guy! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Super Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #2) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy (Fly Guy #4) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Shoo, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #3) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady #4: Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Mud-Slinging Moles • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Voodoo Vultures From Venus (Book 3) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquitoes From Mercury (Book 2) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
How to Eat a Poem A Smorgasbord of Tasty And Delicious Poems for Young Readers • AKJ Education $2.19 1 $2.19

Materials cost

$1,293.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,343.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$237.03

Total project goal

$1,580.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,580.21

15 Donors

-$1,509.62

Donations toward project cost

-$1,343.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$166.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$70.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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