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Mrs. Miles from Pasadena TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Bring Peace Back to Our Classroom

My students need books, plants, and purifying salt lamps to create a calm atmosphere conducive to learning.

  • $444 goal

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My Students

The majority of our fabulous fourth graders (98%) come from bilingual households and receive free or reduced-price lunch. Many of these children have responsibilities at home that make it difficult for them to function at one hundred percent when they come to school (making dinner, caring for younger siblings because parents are at work, etc.) They take what they have, however, and make the most of it. They may not be able to provide pencils or paper, but they are never without a smile.

My Project

Hurricane Harvey recently came through and did some major damage to our classroom. Among the casualties were our classroom library books. There are certain objects that can turn a classroom into an inviting area where kids want to be, and an engaging classroom library is one of those. Before Harvey came, we had a cozy little nook in the corner of our room, stocked with interesting series of books that the kids did not want to put down. The reality of our library now is not so cozy. I have dug out all of my extra books so that we at least have something to choose from, but the kids are not pleased. As for the home away from home feeling, it has gone with Harvey. In order to restock and reinstate our classroom to what it used to be, I would love to add some high interest books to our classroom library. In addition to these books, some salt lamps and clean air plants would create the perfect area of calm after our storm.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 68 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blank Comic Book Notebook: Create Your Own Comic Book Strip, Variety of Templates For Comic Book Drawing, (Super Hero Comics)-[Professional Binding] • Amazon Business $6.26 6 $37.56
Zen Reflections Juniper Bonsai • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Delray Plants Snake Plant (Sansevieria Laurentii) in Pot • Amazon Business $26.37 1 $26.37
Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection • Amazon Business $25.40 1 $25.40
Set of 2 Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp Hand Carved (Salt Lamp) • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
Delray Plants Devil's Ivy (Pothos) in Pot • Amazon Business $18.85 1 $18.85
Dream Salts Himalayan Salt Night Light Lamp / Mini Natural Air Purifying Crystal Rock / UL Approved wall plugin / Hand Carved Home, Bedroom, Nursery Ionizer Decoration (Sphere, 2 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Delray Plants Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) in Pot • Amazon Business $16.54 1 $16.54
Minecraft: The Island: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
A Wrinkle in Time: An Instructional Guide for Literature (Great Works) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Ender Eye Prophecy: An Unofficial Graphic Novel for Minecrafters, #3 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Minecraft: Construction Handbook (Updated Edition): An Official Mojang Book • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Diary of a Farting Creeper: Book 1: Why Does the Creeper Fart When He Should Explode? (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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