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Mrs. Sagona from Big Spring TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ravenous Readers!

My students need books for our classroom library.

  • $174 goal

This project expired on October 17, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Technology is both a blessing and a curse. It provides us with a way to engage students like never before. We can take them all over the world, yet nothing replaces the journey we experience when we come across the right book.

In West Texas, kids are limited in their life experiences.

Unless their family is lucky enough to have the money to travel, and many of my students aren't so lucky. They do not get to experience the world outside of their small town. Having everyday access to books that cover a wide range of topics in a multitude of settings will help to open up the world for them.

My Project

I would just like to begin building my classroom library, so that my students will have various forms of literature at their disposal day after day. I plan on providing incentives for students who read these books regularly and hope to inspire those non-readers by having a variety in which they are sure to find something they like.

Reading is the basis for everything in our society.

Books open up a world of possibilities, even for these small-town kids who can't imagine a life outside of this place. By providing those books inside the classroom, which is a safe, comfortable environment, I feel they will be more like to read them.

Mrs. Sagona
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper Assorted Pack • $10.79 1 $10.79
Quill Brand Loose-Leaf Binder Rings 1" Diameter • $3.59 3 $10.77
Pacon Reminiscence Card Stock Assorted Parchment Colors • $9.49 1 $9.49
Tarantula In My Purse, The • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Crazy Loco • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2) Jim Benton • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Dying to Meet You Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Freddy in Peril (Golden Hamster Saga Series #2), Vol. 2 Diet • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Alvin Schwartz, Brett Helq • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
And Now Miguel • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Golden Hour Maiya Williams • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Diary of Invisible Me • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Who Did It? • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Year Of No Rain • AKJ Books $4.02 1 $4.02
500 Hilarious Jokes for Kids • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Out of the Deep • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into Lois Metzger • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Catcher with a Glass Arm Matthew F Christopher, Foster Cadde • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mysteries in Our National Parks: Buried Alive Alane Ferguson • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Cheat Sheet (How I Survived Middle School Series #5) Nancy K • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Ink Drinker Georges Moroz, Martin Matje (Illustrator), G • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Shakespeare''s Stories for Young Readers • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Tales of Terror Les Martin, Edgar Allan Poe • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Journey to the Center of the Earth • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
King Arthur • AKJ Books $2.56 1 $2.56

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