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Mrs. Lasater from Wentzville MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning in Disguise with Mystery Books

My students need a variety of exciting mystery books to help strengthen foundational skills that will also transfer to other types of fiction.

  • $406 goal

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My Students

Identifying the mystery. Analyzing suspects. Gathering clues. Dodging red herrings. This is the exciting work my third-grade students take on during our mystery reading unit. However, they are not just solving mysteries. . . they are learning important foundational skills in disguise!

Third grade is such an important year for students, as they transition from learning to read, to learning from reading.

We are located in a brand new school with a wish list of basic needs. My students are excited and motivated by reading mysteries and need more access to good books that help them develop basic skills, such as following ideas across texts, seeing cause and effect relationships, making predictions and inferences, and much more!

My Project

Each day, my third-graders are reading for 30-45 minutes at a time and need lots of books to help independently practice skills taught during the lessons. These materials will make a difference in my student's learning by providing them with exciting, high-interest texts that support the lessons taught during our mystery unit in reading workshop time.

Third graders are finishing several books per week, so acquiring these titles will give my students access to a variety of mysteries at their just right reading level.

Titles such as The Clubhouse Mysteries, Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, Doyle and Fossey Science Detectives, Milo and Jazz Mysteries, Nate the Great, and Young Cam Jansen have been requested in pairs as students will read alongside their reading partners, collaborating and supporting each other as they read through the stories and solve the mysteries.

Your generous donations will not only help support the acquisition and growth of basic skills in reading but will also help cultivate a love for reading in the lives of my students. Thank you!

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clubhouse Mysteries Super Sleuth Collection: The Buried Bones Mystery; Lost in the Tunnel of Time; Shadows of Caesar's Creek; The Space Mission ... Animal Show; Stars and Sparks on Stage • Amazon Business $19.79 2 $39.58
The Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Collection: Sleepover Sleuths; Scream for Ice Cream; Pony Problems; The Cinderella Ballet Mystery; Case of the Sneaky Snowman • Amazon Business $16.03 2 $32.06
The Case of the Purple Pool (Milo and Jazz Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
The Case of the Stinky Socks (Milo and Jazz Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
The Case of the Haunted Haunted House (Milo and Jazz Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
The Case of the Terrible T. rex (Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
#2 the Case of the Poisoned Pig (Milo and Jazz Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster (Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
The Case of the Graveyard Ghost (Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives) • Amazon Business $6.60 2 $13.20
The Case of the Amazing Zelda (Milo and Jazz Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.56 2 $11.12
The Case of the Gasping Garbage (Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives) • Amazon Business $5.56 2 $11.12
The Case of the Crooked Carnival (Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives) • Amazon Business $5.22 2 $10.44
Nate the Great and the Stolen Base • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Nate the Great and the Phony Clue • Amazon Business $4.79 2 $9.58
Nate the Great and the Musical Note • Amazon Business $4.79 2 $9.58
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
Nate the Great and the Big Sniff • Amazon Business $4.34 2 $8.68
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth (Penguin Young Readers, L3) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Young Cam Jansen and the Spotted Cat Mystery • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Young Cam Jansen and the Ice Skate Mystery • Amazon Business $3.74 2 $7.48
The Case of the Buried Bones (Milo and Jazz Mysteries) (The Milo and Jazz Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.53 2 $7.06
Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
Young Cam Jansen and the Zoo Note Mystery • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery • Amazon Business $2.94 2 $5.88
Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery • Amazon Business $2.94 2 $5.88

Materials cost

$309.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$344.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.75

Total project goal

$405.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$405.01

8 Donors

-$246.00

Donations toward project cost

-$216.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.40

match offer

-$150.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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