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Mrs. Ory from Panama City FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooted in Reading

My students need these books so they will be better prepared to pass the FSA.

  • $501 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school. We have a student population of low income families. These students face many struggles in and out of the classroom. I want to provide Reading Lessons that are beneficial to my students and will help them pass the FSA.

My students have faced difficulties in their 3 years of elementary school, yet they still show up every single day at my door.

These students are stronger, more creative, and determined to excell in their grade than I could ever hope for. Who would venture to say that, due to their low socioeconomic status and at times difficult home lives, they don't deserve the world? My hope is to inspire them the way they inspire me so that they want to continue learning, and will one day achieve the academic excellence that I know every single one of them is capable of.

My Project

These books will be used in the classroom to teach students the different standards that are required for them to pass the FSA. At our school, we don't have a strong reading program so teachers have to supplement in order for the students to receive the proper elements that are required of them to pass the FSA and Third Grade. Different standards will be taught from each individual book and lessons will be developed to aide the students in gaining more knowledge of what the FSA requires of them.

Everyday that students walk through the door to my classroom, they are eager to learn and self motivated to get done what ever is asked of them.

These books will aide in the instruction that the students so desire in their endeavors to pass the FSA and Third Grade.

Mrs. Ory
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 21 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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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
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Pinduli (ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards) • Amazon Business $16.91 1 $16.91
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Raft • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
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
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

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