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Mrs. O'Connor from Hialeah FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Media Center-Back in Business!

Help me give my students the joy of CHOOSING a quality book to read, enjoy, and make real-life connections!

  • $1,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students from my school come from very diverse backgrounds and bring many special qualities to my school. As a Title I school, many of our students are eligible for free and/or reduced-priced lunch and often lack the basic supplies necessary to be successful learners.

While we are all different, we have much to learn from each other.

Students at my school come from rich backgrounds, which is helpful for learning and sharing knowledge. However, students at my school lack background knowledge as their own personal experiences may be limited to to their families socio-economic situation.

My Project

Our school's Media Center is outdated. Most of the books in the Media Center are from the early/late 80s when the school first opened and aren't relevant to the lives of our students. With all the excitement and joy books can bring, providing books that students can choose, check-out, and read will allow them to make connections!

My goal is to put some good books in the hands of our students!

Most students at our school have not had the opportunity to check-out and read a book of THEIR choice. Many students also lack the background knowledge needed to be successful learners. With some good books, students at my school will be able to spark passion, enjoy reading, grow some dendrites and learn!

Mrs. O'Connor
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $93.99 1 $93.99
Dork Diaries Books 1-11 (Plus 3 1/2): Dork Diaries 1; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 3 1/2; Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries ... Diaries 9; Dork Diaries 10; Dork Diaries 11 • Amazon Business $77.64 1 $77.64
Junie B. Jones Books in a Bus (Books 1-28) • Amazon Business $69.52 1 $69.52
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
The Heroes of Olympus Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $57.98 1 $57.98
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $51.94 1 $51.94
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $29.80 1 $29.80
Neck & Neck • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Stealing the Sword: A Branches Book (Time Jumpers #1) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! (1) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
EngiNerds (MAX) • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Melia and Jo • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Inky the Octopus: Bound for Glory • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Good Rosie! • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Bagel King • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Sled Dog School • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Bicycle Spy • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
The Princess and the Pit Stop • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Ambrose Deception • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Tumble & Blue • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
The Alien Next Door 1: The New Kid (1) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Great Cheese Robbery (1) (Pocket Pirates) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Wedgie & Gizmo • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Survival Tails: The Titanic • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
The Very Impatient Caterpillar • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
The Getaway • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bob • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Ghost Attack (Monster Itch #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59

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