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Mrs. Murr from San Marcos TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Detectives: Close Reading Spy Kits and Graphic Novels

My students need close reading kits to practice great reading skills and fun graphic novels.

  • $468 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm sure this has been said and heard time and time again, but my students are "my kids." Each year is a special and unique group, but they always have one thing in common. My students need to feel loved and important.

Sure, math and reading are essential, but my biggest job is to make sure my kiddos are confident and kind leaders.

I want them to know that there are people out in this world rooting for them. I hope my classroom is a place of fun, comfort and lots of rich experiences.

My kiddos come from great families, but families that work and work just to make ends meet. The majority of my students have a life where they "get what they need" and rarely "what they want."

With that being said, if you were able to look in my classroom, you are going to see fresh smiles every morning. You will see kiddos that love life and are eager to learn...unless it is Monday morning writing, AHHH. Only kidding, kinda.

Just know, if you choose us, you are supporting a beyond wonderful group of 4th graders.

My Project

On my quest to help making learning fun and engaging for my kiddos, I came across a teacher who had a wonderful idea. Project: Reading Detectives!

Help my kiddos transform into reading detectives with reading "spy" kits.

These spy kits are put together to create a fun way for kiddos to use their close reading skills. Students will receive a "spy box" with all the tools they need to "dig deeper" within the text they are reading.

The second part of my project is a wonderful selection of graphic novels. Graphic novels are currently very popular among fourth graders. Students love seeing great stories printed in a different way.

I believe this project will bring even more fun and excitement to our classroom.

Mrs. Murr
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of 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 24 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Advantus Photo Keeper Box with 6 Individual Clear Photo Cases, Holds up to 600 Photos (61989) • Amazon Business $10.37 4 $41.48
TekwriterUSA Britewriter Mini Highlighter Tub, Assorted Colors, 100-Count (27006-D) • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Post-it Flags Assorted Color Combo Pack, 320 Flags Total, 200 1-Inch Wide Flags and 120 .5-Inch Wide Flags, 4 On-The-Go Dispensers/Pack • Amazon Business $10.00 3 $30.00
Top Secret Notebooks and Pencils 12 Pack • Amazon Business $12.70 2 $25.40
4A Sticky Notes, 1-1/2" x 2", Neon Assorted Collection, 100 sheets/pad, 12 pads/pack (4A 301x12-N) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
Awkward • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Soccer Longshot (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Magnifying Glasses | 4 1/4 Inch Magnifying Glasses | 24 Pack | Great for Party or As Bag fillers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Full Court Flash (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Babymouse #9: Monster Mash • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Babymouse #6: Camp Babymouse • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
Power at the Plate (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
End Zone Thunder (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Snowboard Standoff (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Quarterback Rush (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Beastly Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
8-Bit Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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