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Mrs. R. from Worcester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stories For Summer Success

My students need engaging books to keep them reading during the summer.

  • $320 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are determined, energetic learners with a passion to explore and grow. Despite the hardships they face, my students walk into the classroom each day with big smiles ready to learn!

My school is an inner-city school with 100% of students receiving free breakfast and lunch.

Many students live in poverty, struggle with the English language and have extremely limited resources. Some of my students are homeless or in foster care. Others are new to the country, while some live with a caretaker other than their parent.

My Project

Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills.

Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading skills decline.

This project is designed to promote summer reading with the goal for students to continue improving their reading skills. I’ve included a variety of books in my project. Each student will have a chance to browse the titles and select a book to read over the summer. The folders will contain a variety of activities that can be completed to improve reading skills. The sheet protectors will be used to hold assignments completed over the summer.

Thank you for taking the time to view my project!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 27 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Nonstick Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Medium-Weight, Clear, 2.4 mil, 8 1/2" x 11", 100/Bx • Staples Advantage $13.99 1 $13.99
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Dragons Love Tacos • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $10.99 1 $10.99
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • AKJ Education $5.48 2 $10.96
Staples School Grade 2 Pocket Folder, Blue, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 1 $8.99
Trend Stinky Stickers Jumbo Variety Pack, Scented Smiles & Stars, 3/4", 648 • Staples Advantage $7.15 1 $7.15
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Thomas' Favorite Places and Faces (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Thomas and the Volcano (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
Thomas and the Volcano (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
Eva Sees a Ghost: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Monster Movie #8 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Gold Coins #5 The Mystery of the Gold Coins • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Cam Jansen & the Birthday Mystery • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Magic tree house Afternoon on the Amazon • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #17: Tonight on the Titanic • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits From Jupiter (Book 5) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Was in a Mood • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Amber Brown Goes Fourth • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Forever Amber Brown • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Thomas and the Blue Streak • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Thomas Takes a Vacation (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Thomas' Tall Friend (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Thomas and Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Thomas & Friends The Good Sport (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Thomas and Friends: Thomas and the Jet Engine (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Thomas Takes a Vacation (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Runaway Kite (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Not So Fast, Bash and Dash! (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Thomas and the School Trip (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Scholastic Reader Level 3: Poppleton in Spring • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The Lost Crown of Sodor (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Secret of the Mine (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Iris and Walter and the Field Trip • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Rocket Returns (Thomas & Friends) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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