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

Rooted in Reading!

My students need engaging texts to bring the story to life as they are learning important reading skills!

  • $463 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In a school with a high poverty population, my students struggle with challenges inside and outside the classroom. Yet these students come in ready to learn and grow each day. Their creativity and positive spirits are infectious. In our high energy classroom, we are always looking for ways to increase engagement and raise the bar. My students are always up for the challenge, working hard to push past their struggles and reach for their goals. They have so much to offer the world and I enjoy working with them to unlock their potential!

My Project

It is tough to keep students motivated and engaged when using reading textbooks. Students can lose interest and view reading as a chore. We are excited to try a new reading program and breathe new life into our classroom reading instruction. We will be using picture books with engaging text that make the story come alive, while increasing the rigor in the class and learning all the necessary reading skills!

These books bring a depth to our reading instruction that will light the love of reading for each student that will last a lifetime!

Our goal is to teach the reading skills and foster the love of reading. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the skills as we make learning fun and interesting!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mizuno LR6 Volleyball Kneepad, Black, Small • Amazon Business $23.03 1 $23.03
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story • 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
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
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
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
The Candy Smash (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
The Magic Trap (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
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
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
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
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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