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Mrs. Stay from Miami Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Learning MAGICAL!

Help me give my students paired texts. You may be asking, "What are paired texts?" Simply put, a fiction and non-fiction book covering the same topic...a fabulous way to learn!

  • $609 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at our school are enthusiastic about learning and appreciative of all we, as their teachers, have to offer them.

Our student population is culturally diverse, and over 50% of our students use English as their second language.

In fact, most parents do not speak English at all; I hold a majority of my parent conferences in Spanish.

Over 75% of our students qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program. Our population is very transient; I often lose and gain students during the school year, making consistency difficult.

My Project

When we pair texts, we are reading both fiction and non-fiction texts on the same topic. This is a wonderful way to learn as it engages all learners. I am hoping these books will allow us to recreate the MAGIC we are experiencing at the moment.

I never thought I would use the words: ENGAGED, EXCITED, AND LEARNING to describe students reading biographies, but that is indeed what has happened over the last weeks.

Having choice in what they read and finding interesting topics has made all the difference. Students want to read. Students want to learn.

This project will fund the purchase of EIGHTY books for my students. 40 topics...One fiction and one non-fiction book for each topic. "The Magic Tree House" does a fantastic job of drawing students in with wonderful stories and then getting them to learn with the non-fiction paired text.

Mrs. Stay
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Magic Tree House Research Guide 18-Book Set (American Revolution, Ancient Greece and the Olympics, Ancient Rome and Pompeii, Dinosaurs, Dolphins and Sharks, Knights and Castles, Mummies and Pyramids, Penguins and Antarctica, Pilgrims, Pirates, Polar Bears and the Arctic, Rain Forests, Sabertooths and the Ice Age, Sea Monsters, Space, Titanic, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters, and Twisters and Other Terrible Storms) • Amazon Business $107.99 1 $107.99
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $90.01 1 $90.01
Warriors in Winter (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Hurricane Heroes in Texas (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
World at War, 1944 (Magic Tree House Super Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sharks and Other Predators: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #25: Shadow of the Shark (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Soccer: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #24: Soccer on Sunday (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pandas and Other Endangered Species: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #20: A Perfect Time for Pandas • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragons and Mythical Creatures: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #27: Night of the Ninth Dragon (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Leonardo da Vinci: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #10: Monday with a Mad Genius • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Heroes: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #18: Dogs in the Dead of Night • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dogsledding and Extreme Sports: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #26: Balto of the Blue Dawn (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Abraham Lincoln: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln at Last! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Warriors: A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #31: Warriors in Winter (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Baseball: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #29: A Big Day for Baseball (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #15: Leprechaun in Late Winter • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ghosts: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #14: A Good Night for Ghosts • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Snakes and Other Reptiles: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #17: A Crazy Day with Cobras • Amazon Business $6.68 1 $6.68
Rags and Riches: Kids in the Time of Charles Dickens (Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Horse Heroes: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #21: Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Shadow of the Shark (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Night of the Ninth Dragon (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
High Time for Heroes (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Crazy Day with Cobras (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Good Night for Ghosts • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Monday with a Mad Genius • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ninjas and Samurai: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
China: Land of the Emperor's Great Wall: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Heroes for All Times: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #23: High Time for Heroes (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Big Day for Baseball (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Hurry Up, Houdini! (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Soccer on Sunday (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dogs in the Dead of Night (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
World War II: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: World at War, 1944 (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76
Texas: A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Vikings: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
A Perfect Time for Pandas (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eve of the Emperor Penguin • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Magic Tricks from the Tree House: A Fun Companion to Magic Tree House #50: Hurry Up, Houdini! (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Balto of the Blue Dawn (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50

Materials cost

$479.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.22

Total project goal

$608.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$608.14

2 Donors

-$608.14

Donations toward project cost

-$516.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.22

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$0.00

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