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Mrs. Cairo from Plainfield IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Set the Stage to Engage: 3rd Grade Book Tastings

My students need materials to host a "book tasting". This includes checkered tablecloths, flickering tealights, & serving trays which will be used to "serve up" books on various genres.

  • $168 goal

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My Students

As we begin this new school year, the 3rd graders in my classroom are eager to learn! Their excitement for knowledge has been contagious, and I can't wait to see where their imaginations take us this year. In our classroom community, we believe in the power of yet. We believe that everyone has something to contribute and that mistakes are proof that we're trying.

My class consists of 23 amazing 3rd Graders.

Of those 23, four are English learners. They are all working on having a growth mindset and strive to do their personal best to contribute to our classroom community.

My Project

How do you remember your school days? If your mental images include rows of desks in a classroom with sterile white walls and a teacher who sat at their desk in the front of the room all day, then our classroom would surprise you!

I work very hard to create a learning environment that is fun and engaging for all my students.

I believe that students must WANT to be invested in their learning experiences in order for the magic to happen. Therefore, I plan to create room transformations each quarter in order to bring new and exciting ways to present content to my students. Book Tastings will be held twice this year, where our classroom will be turned into a restaurant and students will be able to "taste," or read, new books from various genres! In order to transform our classroom, we will need red checkered tablecloths, tea lights and candles, chef hat for the teacher to wear when "serving" the various genres of books, service bell to ring when table seatings will switch, and serving trays to hold the books. I believe that with these materials, my students will experience reading as an enjoyment and continue the effort of instilling life long learners.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
4 Pack Rectangular Clear Plastic Trays, Heavyweight Disposable Serving Party Platters, 9" X 13" • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
New Star 12 Pc Table Number Holder Table Card Holder Table Number Stand Place Card Holder 12" • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
LACGO 11 inch LED Flameless Taper Candle for Dinner, Flickering Flameless Tapered Candles,Battery Operated LED Centerpieces table settings Weddings Birthday parties (pack of 6) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Pack of 6 Plastic Red and White Checkered Tablecloths - 6 Pack - Picnic Table Covers by Oojami • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
Eleanore Tea lights, Flameless LED Tea Lights Candles,Realistic Bright Flameless LED Tea Light Candles,Flickering warm yellow, Battery operated Fake Candles, Unscented Tealights, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
MROCO Big Call Bells, 3.38 inch Diameter, Chrome Finish, All-Metal Construction, Desk Bell Service Bell for Hotels, Schools, Restaurants, Reception Areas, Hospitals, Warehouses(Silver) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Hyzrz Chef Hat Adult Adjustable Elastic Baker Kitchen Cooking Chef Cap, White • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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