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

My Students LOVE Lemony Snickets

The cost of 20 copies of 2nd, 3rd and 4th books of the Lemony Snicket series from Barnes and Noble is $879, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on June 29, 2007.

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I had never seen third graders so enthusiastic to begin reading a novel after recess until I borrowed another teacher's class set of the first captivating novel, The Bad Beginning, from the series by Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Each morning after recess my exceptional students would eagerly look at me and hope we would have the opportunity to sit and read together for twenty minutes, which is almost unheard of for seven-year-olds. That is precisely why I am asking for a class set of the next three books in the series: The Reptile Room, The Wide Window and The Miserable Mill. These pages of creative and marvelous words would keep my students content and eager to read for at least two months. Not only could the third graders in my classroom benefit from these literary masterpieces, but so could other classes on campus from grade three to five. These books will be read and worn in faster than one would imagine. For someone who is unfamiliar with this unique and brilliant series of fiction for children (and adults!), it portrays the lives of the Baudalaire orphans who are forced to live with the dreadful and miserable Count Olaf. The first story introduces us to the witty and charming orphans and their experiences. Yet in the end, it leaves the reader hanging (as any series would) to know more. Not only are Lemony Snicket's books entertaining and provide motivation for my students to read, but they are examples of literature that students are passionate about reading. That is precisely why I would love to be able to read this series with my students and it is not possible without donations. My super third grade students in Compton are already asking me when we can read the next book. The lowest readers in the class are sincerely excited to read on and find out what happens to the Baudalaire Orphans. I am hoping we have this opportunity too! Reading this series is hands-down a fabulous way to motivate children to read and as a teacher that is something to run with and not let pass by!

Ms. D.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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The Reptile Room: Book the Second (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.39 20 $207.80
The Wide Window: Book the Third (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.39 20 $207.80
The Miserable Mill: Book the Fourth (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Snickett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.39 20 $207.80

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