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Mrs. Meza from Aliso Viejo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Loving to Read, Read, Read!

Help me give my students an upgraded classroom library and exceptional read alouds on kindness, acceptance, and tolerance.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

Our school is quite diverse both economically and demographically. Our school has a wide range of student abilities and the task of meeting all of their individual needs and interests grows in difficulty.

My students at DJAES LOVE to read, but my library needs updating.

I would love our third grade classes to be a place where students can be inspired to love to read. What I love most about our students is their interest in learning. They want to know MORE, they want to dig DEEPER, they want to PERSEVERE.

My Project

Our classroom library is in desperate need of updating. After almost two decades of teaching, kids interest have certainly changed. Children need a variety of genres, reading levels, and interest categories to select from. The books in our classroom library are falling apart (literally) and need to be replaced.

I would love to add books on kindness, empathy, and perseverance into our library.

Now, more than ever, children need to understand how kindness can spread and how it can start with ONE student. Children need to hear how their actions cause reactions.

Children need opportunities to use their imagine and find a way back to books and away from electronics.

Mrs. Meza
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 32 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cam Jansen 6 Book Set (Mystery of the UFO, Mystery of the Monster Movie, Ghostly Mystery, First Day • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Be Kind • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Beautiful Hands • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Power of Zero, Revised and Updated: How to Get to the 0% Tax Bracket and Transform Your Retirement • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
What Do You Stand For? For Kids: A Guide to Building Character • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Zero • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Boy Who Loved Words • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Two • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Great And Precious Things • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing People Who Stood Up and Stood Out • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
One • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Buckets, Dippers, and Lids: Secrets to Your Happiness • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
3 Adventures on Deckawoo Drive: 3 Books in 1 (Tales from Deckawoo Drive) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Shape Up!: Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids: A Journal to Teach Children to Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If You Were a Polygon (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If You Were a Quadrilateral (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Gratitude Journal For Boys: Gratitude Journal Notebook Diary Record for Children Boys Girls With Daily Prompts to Writing and Practicing for ... 120 Pages (Planner Diary Notebook Happiness) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Three • Amazon Business $4.32 1 $4.32

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