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Ms. Foss from Mesa AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Literature Come Alive Through Engagement!

Help me give my students a variety of books and unique ways for me to set the stage to engage my students!

  • $570 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students live in a low-income area in Mesa, Arizona. I have a very diverse classroom and a high population of minority students and students of low-socioeconomic status. Many of my students face significant adversities in their home, and I try to alleviate some of these stressors by providing a safe and effective learning environment. Our school designated as a Title I school in the state of Arizona, meaning that many of my students and their families live in poverty. My students all receive free breakfast and lunch everyday, and are provided with school supplies and resources from the generous support of donors and community partners.

In my classroom, students are engaged in a rigorous learning environment where they are continually challenged and held to high expectations.

Our school is in the process of becoming an AVID showcase school, and we are working to improve the collaborative group work activities we engage in daily in our classroom. In our classroom, we encourage a growth mindset and critical thinking skills to ensure our students are college-bound.

My Project

These books will be used during our guided reading block. The goal of Guided Reading is for students to develop skills to help them read independently, silently, and fluently. Students learn reading strategies that help them with more difficult texts. Students learn appropriate questions to ask about a text. It enables students to have a conversation about the text.

These games will give my students a fun and engaging way to review challenging skills as they read.

These books and games will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. I want my students to find their interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word

Ms. Foss
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 Build Your Own Creative Toys, Kids Building Kit (790 Pieces) • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks for Kids - 48 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
ROVSUN 18'' Tabletop Spinning Prize Wheel 14 Color Slots Spinner with Iron Base&Stand, Dry Erase&Mark Pen Included, Win Fortune Spin Game, for Trade Show Carnival Casino Party Market Raffle • Amazon Business $41.29 1 $41.29
Rump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin • Amazon Business $7.82 5 $39.10
Black Lights, OPPSK 27W 9LED UV Blacklight Bar fit for 16x16ft UV Neon Glow Party Birthday Wedding Stage Lighting Glow in The Dark Party Supplies • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Ker Plunk!, Just Don't Let The Marbles Fall! Game by Games • Amazon Business $18.30 1 $18.30
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Portable Sound Activated Party Lights for Outdoor and Indoor, Battery Powered/USB Plug in, Dj Lighting, RBG Disco Ball, Strobe Lamp Stage Par Light for Car Room Dance Parties Birthday DJ Bar Club Pub • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
TYH Supplies 10-Pack Reusable Dry Erase Pockets 9" x 12" Inches Assorted Neon Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Important Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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