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Mrs. Culligan from S Glens Falls NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Spark an Appetite for Reading

My students need books, bookmarks, chef hats, aprons, tablecloths, candles and batteries to make a special "Book Tasting" event for our students.

  • $919 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2018.

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My Students

I teach Academic Intervention Services to students in grades K-5. Our rural elementary school, in upstate New York, has a student population of 340 students. Students who are at risk of failing the New York State Assessments and students who are having difficulty academically are recommended to receive Academic Intervention Services.

My students come from a diverse, economic background, with a significant amount of students who receive free or reduced-priced lunch.

They are all very eager to learn and love coming to school. Our students are independent, hardworking, and compassionate.

My Project

We have a goal to get our students interested in reading different genres of literature through a Book Tasting event in our library!

Tables will be set up with different genres of literature and at different reading/grade levels.

Students will go to tables, together with their peers, and complete a menu of tasks about a book at their table so that they may develop a curiosity of a book, and in turn, a spark of reading will occur.

The more book tasting our students do, the more they will become interested in reading. These high interest books will also match books in our school book fair, so if students are really interested in a book, they will be able to find it at the book fair to read with their family. Not only will this event help to spark a love of reading for our students, but it will also help our students share their love of reading with their families. The various books are at different reading and grade levels and address different genres. Tables will be set up with table cloths and candles and the teachers will be delivering books while wearing aprons and chef hats. This event is sure to make a difference in how our students view books and reading. It will help our students to develop of love of reading that they can share with their families.

Mrs. Culligan
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LinenTablecloth 70-Inch Round Polyester Tablecloth Red & White Checker • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
Hotel Bruce (Mother Bruce) • Amazon Business $12.45 5 $62.25
If You Give a Mouse a Brownie (If You Give... Books) • Amazon Business $11.98 5 $59.90
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 5 $58.85
Finding Gobi: Young Reader's Edition: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey • Amazon Business $9.98 5 $49.90
125 Pet Rescues: From Pound to Palace: Homeless Pets Made Happy • Amazon Business $9.20 5 $46.00
Hero • Amazon Business $7.37 5 $36.85
A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $7.18 5 $35.90
Avery White Laser Labels for Color Printing, 3" x 3-3/4 Label, 150 per Pack (6874) • Amazon Business $11.33 3 $33.99
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $6.69 5 $33.45
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 5 $32.00
Adult Men’s Women’s Unisex Chefs Adjustable Extra Long Ties, professional Commercial Grade White Bib Apron • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
BOOKMARKS BLOCKSTARS READING ROCKS • School Specialty $2.83 10 $28.30
Bad Kitty Takes the Test • Amazon Business $5.61 5 $28.05
LED Flameless Taper Candles Battery Operated With Timer,Candlesticks/Holders Pillar White Wax Dripped Outdoor Tapers Candle Bulk For Thanksgiving&Christmas-Set Of 4 • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $3.96 5 $19.80
Energizer AA Batteries, Double A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E91BP-24 • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Stardust White • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.31 5 $11.55
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Re-Entry Red • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Disposable 9" Paper Chef Tall Hat Set for Home Kitchen, Food Restaurants, Classes (10 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Delightful Picnic Party Red Plaid Chalkboard Tent Cards Decoration, Paper, 4" x 6", Pack of 8 • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58

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