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Mrs. Pirritano from Mentone CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our library needs new historical fiction novels.

Help me give my students the opportunity to support literacy in our school.

  • $228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At Mentone we are called the colts which is a small horse. Students here are unique, creative and kind. We always follow the A,B,C of Mentone. We accept responsibilities, we always be respectful, and will choose kindness.

 At Mentone we have really awesome readers.

Also we are polite we say please and thank you at lunch. At recess we respect our equipment with care. We listen to our teachers, staff and principals. Mentone is small but we are one of the best schools with the best students!

Note: This is a service learning project developed by Mrs. Pirritano’s fifth graders.

My Project

Service Learning Project

We need new books in our library.

The first reason is because they are really old and ragged. Some of the books are boring because of they’re old and we cannot relate to what the book is saying. Also, we reread the library books a lot, plus there are a lot of new books that have come out and would be cool for us to check out from the library. Another reason we need new books is because they sometimes the library has a book series, but some of the books in the series are missing and then we don’t have the rest of the series. Many of the books have rips and tears and they are difficult to read. I hope you enjoy our reasons why and help us get some new books for our school library.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (I Survived #13) • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (I Survived #18) • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
Who Is Barack Obama? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Dr. Seuss? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I Survived The Eruption Of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Five Epic Disasters (I Survived True Stories #1) • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Tornado Terror (I Survived True Stories #3): True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45

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