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

Our School Library Needs New Adventure and Fantasy Books

Help me give my students the opportunity to promote literacy at our school.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At Mentone Elementary student’s are smart, wonderful, generous, polite, kind. Here at Mentone we are called the colts our color is blue. Mentone Elementary is a safe place to be at.

We strive everyday to be the best at who we are and we learn new things everyday.

We follow the ABC’s the ABC’s is Accept Responsibility, Be Kind, Choose Kindness. We really try our best at the ABC’s that’s why Mentone is such a positive school. My teacher’s name is Mrs. Pirritano she is such a wonderful teacher we learn so much from her. Our class is such a fast learning hard workers.

When our teacher tells us to listen that means we listen. When we have to do the ABC’s we do it. She really helped us improve to move on to 6th grade and if we were struggling at something then she would come right away to help us any way she could.

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

My Project

At the Mentone Elementary library, we have old books that are destroyed. The books are ripped and taped back together and most of the words are faded so we can’t even read them. People don’t even take care of the books. These new books will benefit us by replacing the old books that are destroyed. They might even give younger students more of an interest in comprehension. Some kids get books and don’t read them so they put them in there desk. If we get new books we think they will be more interest. The kids that get books sometimes if they have a dog it will get ripped up or wet. With these new books, we will enjoy them.  That is how these new books will benefit us.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $47.60 1 $47.60
The Seventh Tower, Vols. 1-3 • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Krystal's Choice (Unicorn Riders) • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #1 (Babysitter's Guide to Monsters) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Defender of the Realm • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Race the Night • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Ashes to Asheville • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Adventure According to Humphrey • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Zoe in Wonderland • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
One Wish (13 Treasures Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
The Solemn Golem (Furry and Flo) • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91

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