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Mrs. Ryabyy from Harrisburg PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

One Book, Two Books, Red Books, Blue Books!

Help me give my students strong, award winning, and diverse mentor texts to help guide them in developing their writing, emotional regulation, and math skills.

  • $474 goal

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My Students

My classroom is filled with hardworking and kind students, and I am honored to be called their teacher! This year my students have a special advantage as I have been their teacher for two years now. I taught them in 2nd grade and now again in 3rd. I have strong relationships built with their families and have attended many of their sporting events, and we were able to start instruction quicker during the back to school season since our routines were already established last year. These students are going to soar. With your help, I know we can cheer these kiddos on to social and academic success and bring some fun back to the classroom! In regards to our school, 100% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch in our building due to many of our families falling below the poverty line. We are located right outside of Harrisburg city, in Central Pennsylvania.

My Project

Students need access to quality mentor texts for our new and improved writers workshop! Mentor texts are used as models for comprehension and writing strategies. Our current classroom library has many strong mentor texts for reading (not math) and most of these texts are written by white authors with white characters. My classroom has many different types of students and their unique cultures need to be celebrated and embraced during our read aloud story times. Some of the books in this project will be used as mentor texts for math and social-emotional lesson, and others will help diversify our classroom library with new genres and cultures represented.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Down Here • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Schneider Family Book Awards - Young Children's Book Winner) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
Big Red Kangaroo • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Eat, Leo! Eat! • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
I See a Pattern Here • Amazon Business $16.45 1 $16.45
Islandborn • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Rough Patch • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Snowman - Cold = Puddle: Spring Equations • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Clever Jack Takes the Cake • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Rock Is Lively (Nature Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Anger Is a Gift: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
The Memory String • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Happy Like Soccer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Coral Reefs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Yard Sale • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
See What a Seal Can Do (Read and Wonder) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mice And Beans • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
No Monkeys, No Chocolate • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
The Slug: The Disgusting Critters Series • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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