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Mrs. Caesar from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

March Madness! Vote For Your Favorite Book!

My students need basketball decorations, reading incentives, and popular English and Spanish books.

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a librarian in a suburban school in Texas. I am excited because this is my first year at a new school and my first year as a librarian! There are about six hundred students from Pre-K to fifth grade at this Title 1 school. 85% of the students are Hispanic and we have a 22% mobility rate.

We are proud of how hard the children work and want them to be successful!

Our school's mission is to provide the appropriate tools and strategies to ensure the success of every child.

My Project

Due to Hurricane Harvey, our students lost a couple of weeks of valuable instruction time. Our school is in desperate need of higher test scores and higher achievement. Therefore, students and teachers have been trying to play "catch up" due to the disaster that hit our great city and state. Reading is the key to success, so I am proposing a reading incentive that will appeal to our love of basketball and March Madness!

What does March Madness look like in a library?

We will have brackets, but instead of teams we will have favorite books. Students will vote for their favorite book and we will end up with one favorite book for our school!

During the month of March Madness, I will decorate our library with basketball decor and students will participate in reading contests in hopes of winning prizes. What book do you think will win? Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Wonder? Captain Underpants? The big winner will be the kids who will gain a love for reading!

Mrs. Caesar
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mini Putty With Glitter – Container 1 1/4" - 48 Pack Assorted Colors - For Kids Boys And Girls, Party Favor, Fun, Toy, Novelty, Gift, Prize – By Kidsco • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Pete, el gato (Pete El Gato/ Pete the Cat) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
Pixy Stix Candy Filled Fun Straws, 0.42 Ounce (Pack of 85) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Diario de Greg 11. ¡A toda marcha! (Spanish Edition) (Diario De Greg/ Diary of a Wimpy Kid) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
DUM DUMS Lollipops, 200 Count Bag • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Hombre Perro se desata (Hombre Perro #2) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Creative Converting Sports Fanatic Basketball Centerpiece with Mini Cascade and Base, Orange • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
¿Quién fue Steve Jobs? (Who Was?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Elmer's Tri-Fold Display Board, White, 14x22 Inch • Amazon Business $1.97 4 $7.88
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Captain Underpants #9) • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
Airheads Bars, Chewy Fruit Candy, Variety Pack, Valentines Candy, 60 Count • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Dinosaurios al atardecer (Casa del arbol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Las aventuras del Capitán Calzoncillos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Basketball Dream Birthday Party Hanging Swirl Ceiling Decorations, Paper, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Duck Brand 299006 3/4-Inch by 60 Feet Utility Vinyl Electrical Tape with Single Roll, Black • Amazon Business $3.55 1 $3.55

Materials cost

$205.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.02

Total project goal

$280.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.12

1 Donor

-$140.06

Donations toward project cost

-$119.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.01

match offer

-$140.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$119.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.01

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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