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Ms. Sill from Scottsdale AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Fundamental

My students need a class set of the book Holes by Louis Sachar. They need books that are exciting and contain vocabulary to help them grow as readers. They need to be inspired to continue reading.

  • $267 goal

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My Students

I am a first year teacher in Scottsdale, Arizona. I teach the traditional English side at a Spanish immersion school. I have 35 eleven year old rockstars. These kiddos make me laugh all day everyday. They have taught me so much about myself and the world that I am forever grateful. My students love math and science, however, reading is not one of their favorite things. It has been my goal this year to provide them with books that make them love to read. I love doing literature circles with the few book sets we have. They LOVE to have time to discuss with their small groups and to complete close reading analysis in their books using sticky notes.

"I love our class discussions when we do novel studies, I sometimes forget we are even learning."

My Project

My project is requesting a class set of the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. This was one of my favorite books as a child. We will use this book in a Daily 5 novel study where students complete rotations developing vocabulary, comprehension, pulling text evidence, text to text/world/self connections, plot development, character development as well as making predictions and inferences.

"Daily 5 rotations are my favorite thing about 5th grade.

I love that we get to do something different everyday!"

These materials will make my students not only read because they have to, but enjoy reading because they have amazing books!

Ms. Sill
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Holes • Amazon Business $6.04 30 $181.20

Materials cost

$181.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$226.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.04

Total project goal

$266.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$266.92

3 Donors

-$211.95

Donations toward project cost

-$180.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.79

match offer

-$54.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.24

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$0.00

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