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Mrs. Wilusz from Harper Woods MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading as the Main Course: A Book Tasting Event!

My students need chapter books, tables clothes, picture holders, candles, small metal cookie sheets, and cardstock to hold Book Tasting Events in the classroom.

  • $284 goal

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My Students

Each morning, I greet my students with a smile and a high five! As they get ready for the day, they honor our country with the pledge and recite the Promise of Success to remind them what to strive for throughout the day and in life. I teach 28 energetic 4th graders.

Life is not always easy for my students, but they come to school with a smile on their face each day and a thirst for learning!

They leave each day feeling proud of what they've accomplished. My school and I strive to reach the needs of all of our students and prepare them academically, socially, and emotionally for their futures.

My Project

Engaging my students in reading is my number one priority! Book tastings are the perfect way to get my students interested in different types of books and genres! During our "book tastings", we will transform our classroom into a cafe using table clothes, picture holders, metal trays, card stock, and candles to set the mood.

Students will then “sample” a variety of books and genres like The One and Only Ivan, The Watson's Go To Birmingham, Who Was Harriet Tubman, and Love That Dog in order to find their preferred “tastes” in reading.

Hosting these book events will help motivate and excite my students about reading! Students will be able to record their favorite featured texts on a menu and then hold discussions about the books with their peers. Book tastings will also give students insight into the types of books they want to read for their 40 book challenge during the school year.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baking Sheet Pan for Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel Baking Pans Small Metal Cookie Sheets by Umite Chef, Superior Mirror Finish Easy Clean, Dishwasher Safe, 9 x 7 x 1 inch, 3 Piece/set … • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Printworks White Cardstock, 67 lb, 96 Bright, SFI Certified, Perfect for School and Craft Projects, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 250 Sheets (00554) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Christmas Vinyl Tablecloth - 12 Pack Rectangular Red and White Checkered Gingham Print Table Cloth Runner for Holiday and Party Events | Beach | Camping | Wedding | Birthday - L108” x W55” • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
K.MAX Rustic Real Wood Base Photo Clip ,Table Card Holders for Wedding Party Decoration(10 pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
Tangerine • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Flameless Candles LED Tealights - Votive Candle Tea Light - Unscented LED Realistic Tealight - Fake Candles Battery Operated Tea Lights 200 Hours - Warm Yellow Flame - Wedding Decorations 12 Packs • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Love That Dog • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Because of Mr. Terupt • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Serafina's Promise • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
A Night Divided (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
The Lemonade Crime (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Restart • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
How to Steal a Dog: A Novel • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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