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Mrs. Costello
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 16 donors
  • $0 still needed

Independent Reading

My students need quality literature (Harry Potter Paperback Box Set, J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set) magazines (DynaMath), and listening center materials to use during independent literacy time.

My Students

Dr. Seuss said, " The more that you read, the more thinks you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Reading will help open the door to new learning, self-confidence, an opportunities for my students!

Our school is located in urban Colorado.

The majority of our students are minorities and we have a 97% free and reduced lunch rate. Most students are significantly below grade level and without access to quality literature outside of my small classroom library. Too commonly, students do not have books at home.

My Project

I am requesting quality literature sets mainly geared for boys (The Kane Chronicles, Harry Potter, etc.), audio books and audio book sets for listening centers to give struggling readers access to grade-level books, and a math magazine subscription. I also need a white-board to use for small-group teaching. We will use these materials during independent literacy time. Students will be engaged in practicing independently, will develop a love of reading, and will improve their reading skills.

With the increase of video and computer games, too many students enter 5th grade without ever having finished an entire novel.

These new books will help students be excited about reading. Those students who only like math will enjoy reading about the subject. Having these materials in our classroom library will help my students to grow in their reading abilities and develop an interest in reading by having a variety of resources to choose from and explore.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DynaMath, Grades 3 - 6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 3–6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $6.99 10 $69.90
PH346 - 24" x 36" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set • Amazon $58.50 1 $58.50
RE418 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.50 1 $54.50
RE455 - A Wrinkle in Time Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.50 1 $52.50
RE931 - The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $47.50 1 $47.50
The Giver (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf)) • Amazon $5.71 6 $34.26
Fablehaven Complete Set (Boxed Set): Fablehaven; Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary; Keys to the Demon Prison • Amazon $26.76 1 $26.76
J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Movie Tie-in): The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King • Amazon $24.36 1 $24.36
Inkheart Trilogy Boxset • Amazon $23.78 1 $23.78
The Underland Chronicles: Books 1-5 Paperback Box Set • Amazon $22.95 1 $22.95
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon $20.22 1 $20.22
Al Capone Does My Shirts • Amazon $20.10 1 $20.10
The Giver • Amazon $19.59 1 $19.59
Holes • Amazon $15.36 1 $15.36
Differentiated Lessons and Assessments: Science, Grade 5 • Amazon $13.83 1 $13.83
Tuck Everlasting • Amazon $11.05 1 $11.05
Reading Comprehension Workbook: Content Reading: Science, Level E - 5th Grade • Amazon $8.51 1 $8.51

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