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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need books in several series to encourage them to become lifelong readers.

  • $390 goal

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My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in Southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an "A" school and one of 27 schools chosen by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) for "Exceeding Expectations." Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

I encourage lots of independent reading time in my classroom, and I expect my students to read from a range of genres.

I try to keep our classroom library organized by genre so that my students can easily find the books, authors, and series that they love. They love to read and get excited when we get new books!

My Project

For this project, I am requesting a variety of books that will help to expand and update our classroom library. These books come from series that I know my students love, such as the graphic novel series "Lunch Lady" and "BabyMouse" and the Historical Fiction series "Time Warp Trio," as well as some series I want to add to my classroom library to appeal to boys ("Horrible Harry") and girls ("Ivy and Bean"). I want to make sure I have as many books in these series as possible - so that once kids read the first book in the series and like it, there are instantly more books from the rest of the series that they'll want to read!

The more variety I can provide for my readers, the better chances I have of engaging and "hooking" each and every one of them.

Thank you for helping me teach every child in my class to love reading!

“The more you read, the better you get, the more better you get, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it." -Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook

Mrs. Maiolo
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Horrible Harry (19 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $70.94 1 $70.94
Ivy and Bean (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Babymouse #16: Babymouse for President • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Hamster Princess: Whiskerella • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Hamster Princess: Giant Trouble • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Of Mice and Magic • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Sam Samurai #10 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Oh Say, I Can't See #15 • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril Lunch Lady #8 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain Lunch Lady #9 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco Lunch Lady #6 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit Lunch Lady #5 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes Lunch Lady #7 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady 10 Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #17: Extreme Babymouse • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #18: Happy Birthday, Babymouse • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #15: A Very Babymouse Christmas • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #13: Cupcake Tycoon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #19: Bad Babysitter • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #20: Babymouse Goes for the Gold • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Not-So-Jolly Roger #2 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy #3 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
2095 #5 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Viking It and Liking It #12 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci #14 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Your Mother Was a Neanderthal #4 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? #11 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Marco? Polo! #16 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Me Oh Maya #13 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Summer Reading Is Killing Me! #7 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
It's All Greek to Me #8 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Tut, Tut #6 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
See You Later, Gladiator #9 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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