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Mrs. Shawl from Bay City MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

March Madness with Mentor Texts!

My students need quality literature to read, discuss life's lessons, and apply writing and grammar skills to a whole other level.

  • $340 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a team, a crew, a family of 31 collaborators with mixed needs and abilities. No matter how you describe it or look at it, we are together. We are the future. On a day-to-day basis, we are learning lifelong skills of patience, tolerance, and acceptance of one another. Learning takes time, but we will reap the rewards of learning, growing, and playing together. Our determination of teamwork will make the dream work! My students' academic capabilities range from on-grade level to below in all content areas. We are a small public school with grades K-5 composed of mixed income and backgrounds.

Make a difference, make our day, make our future.

I have been teaching amazing, vibrant and remarkable third graders for quite some time. It never fails - year after year they enter the classroom ready and rip-roaring to go. This exuberance wears off onto me. I need to be able to take my learners into the next generation of learning. Change is inevitable, and instilling a love and need for education and learning is essential. It is something that I am on board with. Are you?

My Project

My third grade students crave being read to, they applaud when we finish reading a book, and cheer after I read to them. We need a variety of quality literature that opens up a whole new world of discussion about life's lessons, tolerance, acceptance, understanding... For example put yourself in the character's shoes. How would you react? What is the author's message? You name it, we will discuss it.

Will you tug at our heart strings?

To experience kids clapping, cheering, and talking after reading a book definitely tugs on your heart strings.

With quality books, we will also take it to another level. What level is that you ask? We identify the parts of speech from a sentence in the book. For example, we identify nouns, verbs or adjectives in the book. We discuss how we would edit, revise the sentence adding descriptive words and phrases.

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Paperboy • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Verdi • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
If You Find a Rock • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dandelions • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tar Beach • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Knots on a Counting Rope (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Trouble with Trolls • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Groundhog Gets a Say • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Shortcut • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Our Tree Named Steve • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Grandpa's Teeth (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Three Snow Bears • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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