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Ms. Spinola from Salinas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students + Books = Love for Learning!

Help me give my students an easel, a laminator with pouches and books to increase their vocabulary and pique their interest in engaging literature!

  • $539 goal

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My Students

I teach in a community where one third of my students are homeless. These 6th graders have traumatic pasts and are living day to day, yet they come to school every day fighting for their education. My students persevere in an environment where they have been treated as a second choice. They are kind, bright, engaging students who deserve access to stimulating, thought-provoking books.

These students are avid readers, love math, are drawn to scientific projects, and are devoted to creating lasting relationships with each other and their community.

My Project

These books have been hand picked by my students. The books range from second to sixth grade levels because, unfortunately, not all of my students are reading at grade level. I am confident that these books will increase their interest in reading which will be reflected by growth across the curriculum. Books centered around young readers, the military, bullying, family differences, and friendship are included in this project.

The easel that I have requested will help students who need extra one-on-one time get the attention and materials they need to succeed.

Additionally, book series such as Judy Blume and Andrew Clements will give my lower readers access to exciting, new books at their reading levels. The literature that I am requesting for my students already have a "home." In other words, I know exactly where each book fits in our classroom. We just need your help in getting everything through our door!

Ms. Spinola
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIZ-PRO Light Magnetic Tripod Whiteboard/Flipchart Easel,24" W x 36" L • Amazon Business $61.00 1 $61.00
Andrew Clements' School Stories • AKJ Education $58.39 1 $58.39
Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set Judy Blume • AKJ Education $29.16 1 $29.16
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9" x 11.4", 200-Pack • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
The Ender Quartet Boxed Set: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $19.76 1 $19.76
Double Trouble in Walla Walla • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Amal Unbound • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
MARATHON Adanac 3000 Digital Sports Stopwatch Timer with Extra Large Display and Buttons, Water Resistant- Yellow • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Patina • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Sneetches and Other Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Basque Dragon • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Lost Boys • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
The List • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Vietnam #1: I Pledge Allegiance • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $5.99 1 $5.99
Dog Tags #2: Strays • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mr Poppers Penguin • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Big Al • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Book Scavenger • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Dog Tags #1: Semper Fido • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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