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Mrs. Quinones from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spark Joy: Reading Nook in Need of Books!

Help me give my students engaging chapter books that will help sustain reading stamina and engage them in deep and meaningful text studies.

  • $529 goal

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My Students

My third grade students are as inquisitive as they come! They are a group of curious dual language (English/Spanish) students that love to read and engage in meaningful conversations They love to collaborate and learn something new from each other across many different topics.

For many of these students, our classroom is truly a haven that allows them to travel way beyond their impoverished surroundings simply by turning the pages of a book.

My third graders' thirst for knowledge is truly inspiring to witness. They look forward to their book clubs and independent reading time. Unfortunately, our access to high-interest books is extremely limited.

My Project

These chapter books will help my third graders develop comprehension skills, in addition to rich and meaningful discussions around these texts. They will also help develop and sustain reading stamina and academic vocabulary.

I want to be able to provide books that spark joy in my students.

I want them to fill my classroom with conversations that they never want to end, and books that they never want to put down!

Having opportunities for discussions will allow my students to hear their peers and share their thinking. These books will help them find their own voices and points of views. To quote Maya Angelou, "Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning."

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Best Sellers (16 books) • AKJ Education $74.23 1 $74.23
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $11.89 2 $23.78
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.59 4 $22.36
Wonder • AKJ Education $8.89 2 $17.78
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Shiloh • AKJ Education $6.29 2 $12.58
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.29 2 $12.58
Gooseberry Park • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Flush • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Ramona the Pest (Ramona the Pest) • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
A Week in the Woods • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Bezus and Ramona • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
My Life As a Book • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.60 2 $11.20
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
How to Steal a Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The War with Grandpa • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Gooney Bird Greene • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy #3 • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Jake Drake, Class Clown • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28

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