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Mrs. Calcutt from Johnsonville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Starbooks: Read-A-Latte

Help me give my students have more high interest reading materials and cappuccino incentives for our "Read-A-Latte Starbooks Cafe."

  • $587 goal

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My Students

Our students attend a small, rural school with an enrollment of 400 students in grades 9-12. Because funding is limited, our students have not had access to some of the resources in larger districts. Our students depend on resources in our school, and our collection of library books needs to be updated to provide resources to appeal to diverse interests. We are implementing independent reading time as a part of our English curriculum, and students need access to high interest books to foster a life-long love of reading.

My Project

My students need additional high interest reading material in our library because many of our students say they do not like to read. The books requested in this project would help provide students with books on a variety of topics. Students who do not like to read have simply not found the right books on their interest and ability levels. This project would help provide more choices for students with high-interest books. We are also using an incentive approach to encourage reading for pleasure. Students who read books, in addition to their required classroom reading, will be able to visit our "Starbooks Café" to read, relax, and enjoy cappuccino. We hope that the additional reading material will encourage our students to read "a-latte."

Mrs. Calcutt
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zurich Cafe French Vanilla Cappuccino, 2 Pound Bag (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $43.81 2 $87.62
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $57.74 1 $57.74
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) • Amazon Business $9.31 4 $37.24
I'll Show You • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Until Friday Night (Field Party) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
After the Game (Field Party) • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection: To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; Always and Forever, Lara Jean • Amazon Business $17.29 1 $17.29
Whitetail Savvy: New Research and Observations about the Deer, America's Most Popular Big-Game Animal • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
LeBron, Inc.: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Making a Play (Field Party) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Under the Lights (Field Party) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Losing the Field (Field Party) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
My Second Chance (Ridgewater High Romance) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
It Was Always You (Ridgewater High Romance) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Meet Me There (Ridgewater High Romance) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Don't Forget Me (Ridgewater High Romance) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
300 Hunting and Fishing Tricks: Hunt, Track, Shoot, Cook, and Fish Like a Pro • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Showdown (Gridiron) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
False Start (Gridiron) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Clutch (Gridiron) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Signing Day (Gridiron) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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