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Mr. Matteoli from Stockton CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Fun-Damental!

Help me give my students more high interest books to add to our classroom library.

  • $447 goal

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My Students

My students are as diverse as can be. In my classroom I have kids from different backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, religions, races, and ethnicities. I teach language arts and social studies to 65 unique and wonderful students.

My students are full of energy and imagination.

Due to the fact that we are a low income, low performing school, my students face difficulties at home that students from higher income families don't have to deal with. However, they still come to school happy and eager to do well.

My Project

Unfortunately, many of my students do not read for fun. They have not found books that they want to fully immerse themselves in. My students seem to associate reading with boring school work. However, their eyes light up when I give them a new book that is different from anything they read for school.

Since the goal of every reading teacher is to create lifelong readers, I plan to use the new books to spark an interest in reading for my students.

Many of the students at my school are reading below grade level. Using the books from this project, such as Magic Tree House, My Weird School , and Goosebumps would allow me to introduce my students to books they find interesting. With these books the students will have fun while developing a love for reading and expanding their reading skills.

Mr. Matteoli
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers • Amazon Business $24.64 1 $24.64
Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Notebook of Doom, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
Squirm • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
My Favorite Spooky Stories Box Set: 5 Silly, Not-Too-Scary Tales! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Skink--No Surrender (Skink Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
I Need a New Butt! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
My Weird School Halloween 3-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
Star Wars: Lando's Luck (Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon) • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Star Wars A Luke & Leia Adventure: A Choose Your Destiny Chapter Book (Star Wars Choose Your Destiny) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Carnival at Candlelight • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!: Special Edition (The Bad Guys #7) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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