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Mrs. Stauffer from Winston Salem NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooted in Reading: A New Reading Program to Engage Students!

My students need new Teacher Directed Reading books for a new Interactive Reading Program!

  • $448 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first year of teaching has been a whirlwind of emotions! I've had good days and I've had not so good days, but every day I manage to smile because of my kiddos!

I greet my students every morning with a big smile and open arms for big hugs!

My Children are so kind, selfless, and eager to learn. I consider myself very blessed to be their teacher!

Most of my students come from low-income backgrounds, and the school that I teach at is considered a Title 1 school. I make sure that my students have all the materials they need and want in order to succeed!

I am loving the teaching profession so far and I can't wait to end the year with the students that have also taught me!

My Project

We are so excited to be starting a new reading program! This reading program will increase student engagement in reading!

We all remember the boring reading textbooks in school.

This program will eliminate those textbooks. Instead, we will be reading stories that are relevant to the students, show awesome text features, and teach students how to infer information.

These books are a combination of fiction, nonfiction, and narratives. They will also learn new vocabulary words and grammar structures. The students will do interesting interactive activities based on each story. This is where their engagement will rise to a whole new level!

This new program will increase not only their reading levels but also their interest and love for reading!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pinduli (ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards) • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Evergreen “S” Monogram Double-Sided Burlap Garden Flag - 12.5”W x 18"H • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Evergreen Welcome Y’all Polka Dot Flowers Double-Sided Burlap Garden Flag - 12.5”W x 18"H • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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