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

Reading for Greatness!

Help me give my students books for the gift of reading to help them be great in life.

  • $282 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I School in Texas where 97% of our school's population is economically disadvantaged. All of our students receive free breakfast and free lunch. They absolutely love to learn, and despite the challenges most of them face, they enjoy coming to school every day. They do not come to school with experiences in life most students their age are fortunate to have, so it is up to us as educators to help them gain those experiences. Many of the students decided to come to our school because of the welcoming environment and the passion of our teachers.

My Project

Having good reading skills is the foundation of learning that spiral into all the other subject. At our school, we do not have a working libary where students are allowed to check out books to read in the classroom and at home. A classroom library will help my 4th-grade students have access to the book to help them and improve their reading skills and build their stamina. Having good quality books available to them at any time will only make reading more enjoyable. My students are very interested in reading and constantly asking about having a classroom library. I would also like to have some books that students can take to practice reading with their family that would encourage family time.

Mrs. Tidwell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
LL727 - Nonfiction Leveled Books Classroom Library - Books Only - Level P (Gr. 3-4) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.00 1 $36.00
AA849 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level P (Gr. 3-4) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
AA847 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level N (Gr. 3) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $21.47 1 $21.47
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 2 $14.78
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Drama • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
Ghosts • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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