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Mrs. Sullivan from Des Plaines IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Rocks! Let's Celebrate!

Help me give my students supplies for a reading celebration that will encourage every student to read for enjoyment!

  • $640 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our library is the central learning station of our school where students with ties from all over the world come together as one to learn and explore. The student population comes from many countries and continents, and over thirty languages are spoken and shared. As a Title I school, we also struggle with the real problem of children in poverty, and we try to do our very best to meet all of their needs for the hours we get to share with them each day.

Even though our population is diverse, they are all just kids, and they all deserve the same opportunities for learning and growing.

I am lucky enough to teach every student in our school. They are an amazing group of students, eager to learn, create, and explore their world through as many opportunities as I can provide.

My Project

Reading is powerful. No one can deny that. Reading helps us learn independently, explore our passions, and understand the world around us. It can help us unwind after a taxing day. It is an essential skill, but for some, it can still be daunting.

Instilling a passion for reading is one of my biggest goals each year as an elementary school librarian!

This year, we will be reading Bluestem (K-3rd) and Monarch (3rd-5th grade) nominated books for our state's awards. There are 20 books in each category, and students across the state read & vote for their favorite. In the spring, the winners will be revealed for the entire state! Some of these books will be read in the library over the next several months. I'd love to encourage students to read even more of these books independently & share their feedback.

That's where this project comes in! First of all, several books we do not currently have but are nominated this year are a part of this project. After all, we want to read ALL of them! As a reward for participating in this reading challenge, we will have a popcorn party in the spring for all of our students, and students who go above and beyond by reading more books and writing book reports will have the opportunity to receive additional prizes. Things such as glow sticks, emoji keychains, and squishees will be distributed to students who go the extra mile to complete book reports and read more independently. Can you help me make reading exciting, fun, and rewarding for even our most reluctant readers? I would love to see our kids running for a book instead of technology or video games when given the chance, and you can be a part of that excitement!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SKINNYPOP Original Popped Popcorn, 100 Calorie Bags, Individual Bags, Gluten Free Popcorn, Non-GMO, No Artificial Ingredients, A Delicious Source of Fiber, 0.65 Ounce (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $13.82 17 $234.94
Mikulala LED Party Favors for Kids Prizes 24 Pack Glow in The Dark Party Supplies Light Up Necklaces Bulk Hand Spin Stress Relief Anxiety Toys for Girls Boys Christmas Birthday New Year Eve (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Mikulala Birthday Party Favors for Kids Prizes Flashing 36 Pack LED Jelly Light Up Rings Toys Bulk Boys Girls Gift Blinky Glow in The Dark Party Supplies 9 Color 9 Shape • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
OCATO Squishies Mochi Squishy Toys 40pcs Party Favors for Kids Mini Squishy Kawaii Mochi Animal Squishies Cat Unicorn Squishy Mini Squeeze Stress Relief Toys for Kids Adults Treasure Box Toys, Random • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Dreampark Emoji Keychain Mini Cute Plush Pillows, Party Favors for Kids Halloween / Birthday Party Supplies, Emoticon Gifts Toys Carnival Prizes for Kids School Classroom Rewards (64 Pack) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Marvel I Can Do That! Game • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
The Truth About Bears: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
TEEHOME Superhero Masks Party Favors for Kid (33 Packs) Felt and Elastic - Superheroes Birthday Party Masks with 33 Different Types Perfect for Children • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Special Supplies Liquid Motion Bubbler Deluxe Toy (4-Pack) Colorful Hourglass Timer with Droplet Movement, Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom Sensory Play, Cool Home or Desk Decor • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Saving Fiona: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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