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Ms. Luna from Winters CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

March Book Madness 2020

Help me give my students 16 amazing picture books celebrating "brave and bold" characters from around the world!

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a rural Northern California school serving students in Kindergarten-2nd grade. There are over 300 students at our school and the teachers here are working hard to make a difference. Our students love coming to school, and our staff is doing everything we can to provide a balanced education for every student.

We are a Title I school where over 70% of our student live in poverty and 60% of our students are English Language Learners.

The students are motivated and want to learn. They love coming to school, and in order to keep it that way, teachers must find ways to engage students and put the fun back in learning. More and more emphasis is being put on state testing and less and less on the individual child in the public school system. In my district, we only receive $250 a year for school supplies. That's roughly $10 per student for the entire year which is not nearly enough to enrich our students education the way they deserve. With your support, I will be to fund this project and provide my students with the supplies they need to have a magical year of learning and growing.

My Project

For the past several years, my class and I have participated in March Book Madness, reading high quality picture books and ranking them in a bracket that mimics a basketball playoff bracket. It's one of my favorite times of the year! This concept was developed by teachers in Ohio and has spread around the globe, thanks to technology! I usually purchase one or two of the books and use the library to borrow the rest. This year, I would like to have a set to keep in my classroom for the remainder of the year.

Instead of returning these books to the library after a few weeks, I'd like my students to be able to access them, reread them, and enjoy them for the rest of the year!

The theme for March Book Madness this year is "Brave and Bold." The stories in these books will give my students both a mirror and window see themselves and peek into other children's lives. And it isn't only this year's class that will benefit. Having a copy of these excellent picture books in my classroom library will also allow future classes of students to benefit from these stories of the brave and the bold!

Ms. Luna
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mission To Space • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Nobody Likes a Goblin • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
The Journey • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
The Princess and the Pit Stop • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Penguin Flies Home (Flight School) • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Her Fearless Run: Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Will Be Fierce • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
It's Not Hansel and Gretel (It’s Not a Fairy Tale) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79

Materials cost

$200.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.38

Total project goal

$295.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.88

7 Donors

-$295.88

Donations toward project cost

-$251.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.38

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$0.00

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