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Mrs. Monserrat from Lakeland FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers are Leaders!

Help me give my students a set of the Sunshine State Young Readers books for the upcoming school year in order for them to continue reading and build their reading skills.

  • $185 goal

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My Students

I teach at a small neighborhood school. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. I want to ensure the success of every child that enters my classroom by providing my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences. Throughout the year we have multiple events that allow students to showcase what they've learned in the classroom to their parents and family. This allows students to take ownership of their learning.

We are a Title I school, which means that a majority of our population lives in poverty.

Our students have a love of reading, but many do not have access to books at home. They rely on classroom libraries and our school's media center to read and with having more books in the classroom my students can become better readers.

My Project

Every year our media center challenges students in grades 3-5 to read all fifteen of the Sunshine State Young Reader books. If they read the book and get an 80% or better on the AR test, they place a sticker by their name. Students receive rewards throughout the year for reading the books. Five books = free pizza, ten books = ice cream sundae, and if they read all fifteen books, they are rewarded with free Chick-Fil-A at the end of the year. Having these books readily available in my classroom will provide my students with this opportunity.

This project will help my students learn to persevere and become stronger readers!

I'd like to start reading these books and posting a video to my Class Dojo classes, so the students can see me and listen to books that will help earn them AR points and help them earn rewards for the next school year! Some of these books are higher reading levels or have over 200 pages, but if students can look past the levels or length and pick up the books, I know they will find they can read them and not get discouraged.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Planet Earth Is Blue • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Unicorn in the Barn • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Caterpillar Summer • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Power Forward (1) (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Operation Frog Effect • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dragons in a Bag • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Inkling • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker (Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker (1)) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$124.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.61

Total project goal

$184.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.07

3 Donors

-$89.83

Donations toward project cost

-$80.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.72

match offer

-$89.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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