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Mrs. Mazzotta from Fort Myers FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Travel to Far Away Lands With Books!

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore rich literature to broaden their knowledge and develop a love for reading.

  • $697 goal

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My Students

My 3rd graders are the most special group of students that I have ever had the pleasure of teaching! Do you remember the book you read that changed your love and attitude about reading? When you began reading it, you didn't want to put it down, and you couldn't wait to begin reading it again in anticipation of how the story would unfold? This is the type learning environment that I am building in my classroom every single day.

My students are truly beginning to develop a love for reading and I want nothing more than to foster this passion of theirs.

Many students do not have access to high-quality books at home and they rely on our classroom library to read the latest books out by their favorite authors. My students come to me every day to add book titles to our list to hopefully one day add to our classroom library. It is incredible to see the transformation take place in 3rd grade, when students who were once reluctant, beginning readers, begin asking for chapter books day after day. There is a passion that is just beginning to be awoken in our classroom!

My Project

All of my students are transitioning readers and are just beginning to read books that have longer story lines and interesting plots. I have chosen most of the books that my students have requested by name such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Owl Diaries, Fly Guy, Bad Kitty, Ramona and Beezus, Captain Underpants, and Dog Man.

Providing my students with these novels will broaden their knowledge and take them to places they have never before experienced.

They are young, hard working, learning to love readers who need more access to today's popular novels along with the classics of yesterday.

Mrs. Mazzotta
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, Frenemies Forever, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $57.49 1 $57.49
Geronimo Stilton Starter Pack, Books 1-10 • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
The Complete Ramona Collection: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ramona Forever, Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, Ramona's World • Amazon Business $34.33 1 $34.33
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.58 1 $22.58
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Holes in the Sky • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
Gifts of the Heart • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
The Mermaid's Purse • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
An A From Miss Keller • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Big Nate Blasts Off • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Big Nate's Greatest Hits • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot (Captain Underpants #12) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Remembering Vera • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Big Nate: Welcome to My World • Amazon Business $4.79 2 $9.58
Big Nate: From the Top • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Captain Underpants #9) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (Captain Underpants #10) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 (Captain Underpants #11) • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Big Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends? • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Big Nate Goes Bananas! • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Big Nate: Silent But Deadly • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chicken Sunday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Big Nate Boredom Buster (Big Nate Activity Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Big Nate Goes for Broke • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! (Fly Guy #8) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Big Nate Flips Out • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Big Nate: I Can't Take It! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman (Captain Underpants #5) • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Drama • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets (Captain Underpants #6) (Pt.1) • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
Captain Underpants And The Preposterous Plight Of The Purple Potty People • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Little League Team from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures, No. 10) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Adventures of Captain Underpants • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75
Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62

Materials cost

$553.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$591.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.46

Total project goal

$696.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$696.40

5 Donors

-$641.99

Donations toward project cost

-$549.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.55

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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