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Mrs. Morris from Winston Salem NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read and Win!

Help me give my students incentives to develop their love of reading. The mechanical pencils will be a big hit, as they are a good quality and best of all, scented!

  • $212 goal

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My Students

My library students love to learn! They are a diverse group of children, with inquisitive spirits and have energetic personalities. One of their goals is to become Lifelong Reading Lovers! They need some encouragement as they work towards this goal.

I have started monthly reading challenges that will encourage them in their reading for pleasure....not related to classroom work.

These are School Library challenges, simple and fun.

As they complete their challenges, they will get to choose book-related prizes from a Reading Treasure Chest. We need help buying these prizes, as we hope for many trips to the treasure chest.

My Project

Yes...we are giving prizes for reading. But we are hoping to ultimately develop the love of reading in these young readers. The challenges will encourage students to try books that they normally wouldn't gravitate towards, thus expanding their literary horizons! Students who don't normally read for fun will have a fun incentive to start doing so.

These monthly challenges will also increase student knowledge of that month's celebrations and holidays.

For example, "Read a book about Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of MLK Jr. Day (January 20th)."

The challenges will be simple and relevant, with a space beside each challenge for a parent or guardian to sign. When the entire sheet is filled out, the student will bring the challenge in and choose a prize.

Mrs. Morris
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 650 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Raymond Geddes Scent-Sibles Mechanical Pencils, 0.7 mm, Super Assortment, Set of 192 (68697) • Amazon Business $63.19 1 $63.19
SCStyle Invisible Ink Pen 28Pcs Latest 2019 Spy Pen with UV Light Magic Marker Kid Pens for Secret Message and Birthday Party,Writing Secret Message for Easter Day Halloween Christmas Party Bag Gift • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Creanoso Kids Reading Bookmarks Cards (60-Pack) - Excellent Reading Rewards and Incentive for Young Readers Kids Boys and Girls - Stocking Stuffers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Etmact 50 Pack Assorted Colorful Cartoon Animal Pencil With Eraser Novelty Dot & Stripe Giant Eraser Topper Kids Pencils • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
48 Mini Emoji Notepads Emoticon Face Themed Birthday Party Favor Supplies Decoration Spiral Memo Notebooks Drawing Pad Goodie Bag Stuffer Fillers Prize Giveaways For Kids Teacher Classroom Rewards • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
OHill 24 Pack Emoji Plush Pillows Mini Keychain for Birthday Party, Home Decoration, Classroom Rewards and Party Favor • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Emoji Erasers, 60-Pack Fun Cute Pencil Erasers for Kids, Great for Rewards, Party Favors, Birthdays, School Prizes, Classroom Incentives or Gifts for Teachers • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73

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