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Mrs. Castiglione from Kailua HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Marry Me, Andy! High 'Engagement' Books for our Library!

My students need books that will engage them. This series in particular, The Treehouse Books by Andy Griffiths, will really hook my most reluctant readers!

  • $169 goal

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My Students

Most of my students come from another part of our island - they are what is known as "geographical exceptions." Their parents cared so much about their education that they wanted a better place for their kids to attend school. These kids are rough around the edges, no doubt, but they love life and they love others. We must show that we love them. The students at my school are wonderful kids. Of course, you'd expect me to say that. But if I were to stop there, it would be an incomplete account of my students. I have kids who come in in the morning and say "I think my dad's back in jail" or "My bed IS the couch!"

That is all that my kids are looking for... For others to see how wonderful they are and to give them a fighting chance.

Our school does not have an abundance of funds. We have no Art or Music teachers. We don't even have a Librarian who can keep our library stocked with high interest, current books. Any help will make a difference in our lives! Mahalo!

My Project

My kids don't like to read. There it is. Or... Could it be that they just haven't found the right books yet? I believe that the latter is true! Our classroom library is sorely lacking in books that are fun and engaging for my students. They are a tough crowd to please. So my mission over the past year has been to get to know my students at my school and find books that I think could get them "married" to reading! (I hope you're getting the whole engagement theme here!). I am also convinced that if you can get a student hooked with the first book of a series, they have books to go on to that they will be motivated to read. That is why I have been focusing on series in particular. If I can get my students ENGAGED, I can get them MARRIED to reading!

Mrs. Castiglione
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Body Part Is That?: A Wacky Guide to the Funniest, Weirdest, and Most Disgustingest Parts of Your Body • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
The 13-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The 78-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
The 52-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The 26-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
The 91-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
The 65-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
The 39-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Calvin Coconut #9: Extra Famous • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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