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Mrs. Marquez from Albuquerque NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Reading Fun and Interesting!

My students need a library of books that are of high interest to them!

  • $1,032 goal

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My Students

I love my students! They can be tough sometimes because they come to my classroom carrying burdens that no high school student should have to carry, but they come - every day. The boys I teach are residents at the school they attend and most of them come from broken homes where there was no emphasis on education. I work daily to motivate my students to learn, and to help them understand how education can be a benefit to them; not a hindrance.

I work with all boys and am fortunate enough to have small classes.

My largest class is 12 students so I am able to tailor my lessons to the needs of each student. I have so many ideas, but being in such a small school district I am limited to the materials I am able to purchase.

My Project

The books that I am requesting are of special interest to my students. I am teaching in a residential school for boys and they get frustrated with the lack of options for novels in the classroom. Most of my students are not reading above 5th grade, so I would like to get them excited and motivated to read by using books that are of interest to them.

I would use the requested materials to create a classroom library where the students could choose books to read and then design presentations around what they read.

Presentations would include speeches, PowerPoint presentations, Demonstrations, etc. - whatever was of interest to the students.

Mrs. Marquez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $24.93 12 $299.16
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel • Amazon Business $9.25 12 $111.00
The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $8.35 12 $100.20
The Necromancer (Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $7.34 12 $88.08
The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $7.34 12 $88.08
The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $6.34 12 $76.08
The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) • Amazon Business $5.99 12 $71.88

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