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Mr. Franklin from Mountain View CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Summer Tournament of Books 2024

Help me give my students amazingly meaningful books to read over the summer to keep their reading momentum strong for the new school year.

  • $5,614 goal

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My Project

Did you know that there is something called the "summer slide"? No, this is not a fun time at the park. The "summer slide" or "summer loss" is the tendency for many students (low income, language learning, and everyone in between) to lose up to 2 months of reading achievement that they worked so hard to build during the regular school year. Many students lose access to reading materials during the summer. They simply lose the consistency of having materials and support during the school year.

Similar to "book lists" and required reading, The Tournament of Books will provide all second grade students at our school books to read over the summer.

Not to mention, this reading program will give them a platform to have book discussions with peers, create literature based projects, hold public presentations of learning, and have fun with the adventure of reading all summer long.

Mr. Franklin
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Survival Scout: Lost in the Mountains • Amazon Business $15.59 29 $452.11
History Comics: The National Parks: Preserving America's Wild Places • Amazon Business $11.06 40 $442.40
Science Comics: Bats • AKJ Education $9.48 40 $379.20
The Wild Robot Escapes (Volume 2) (The Wild Robot, 2) • Amazon Business $8.99 40 $359.60
Life According to Og the Frog • Amazon Business $7.99 40 $319.60
Battle of the Bands (8) (Pup Detectives) • Amazon Business $9.99 29 $289.71
The Gumazing Gum Girl! Cover Blown (The Gumazing Gum Girl!, 4) • Amazon Business $6.99 40 $279.60
Pizazz (1) • Amazon Business $6.77 40 $270.80
Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker (Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker, 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 40 $239.60
The Twits • AKJ Education $5.83 40 $233.20
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #12: Amelia Bedelia Digs In • Amazon Business $6.99 29 $202.71
Dory Fantasmagory: Tiny Tough • Amazon Business $6.51 29 $188.79
Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl (Jasmine Toguchi, 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 29 $173.71
The Bubble Gum Blob (15) (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol) • Amazon Business $5.99 29 $173.71
Wind Riders #4: Whale Song of Puffin Cliff • Amazon Business $5.29 29 $153.41
Ivy and Bean #5: Bound to be Bad • AKJ Education $4.37 29 $126.73

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