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Mrs. Cox from Orange CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let the Reading Begin!

Help me give my students novel sets for our inaugural Battle of the Books competition.

  • $725 goal

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My Students

As the Library Media Technician, I serve over 400 elementary students and their families in a Title I, low socioeconomic school in Southern California. My students come from diverse backgrounds, variety of reading and learning abilities, and many face real-world life circumstances.

The students at my school are voracious readers!

They love learning through reading. They love the portal books provide to new worlds. They can't get enough of fiction and non-fiction books in our school library, whether they are in Kindergarten or they are in 5th grade.

My Project

Our school has launched our inaugural Battle of the Books for the 2018-2019 school year. Although I am able to supplement what I need from our class novel sets and library collection this year, I am still short some titles.

The reading program will not only increase excitement for reading, but our 4th and 5th graders will also gain sportsmanship and teamwork experience.

The students will test their knowledge of the books read through a "Family Feud" game format and compete against teams at another school.

My hope is to create a library that embraces collaboration and community while providing engaging literacy programs.

Mrs. Cox
Grades 3-5
More than half 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 115 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Brooklyn Nine • Amazon Business $8.99 10 $89.90
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $7.19 10 $71.90
Ramona the Pest • Amazon Business $6.99 10 $69.90
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach • Amazon Business $6.56 10 $65.60
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Education $6.56 10 $65.60
Paul Bunyan 20th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 10 $58.30
Christopher Mouse The Tale of a Small Traveler • AKJ Education $5.83 10 $58.30
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 10 $49.90

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