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Mrs. Thompson from Land O Lakes FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sunshine State Books 2018-2019

My students need a classroom set of the 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books (SSYRA) and their sequels.

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

With outside distractions today, there are many things my students would rather be doing than reading. Students today often lack a desire for pleasure reading. Most of the daily reading in school for students, is the academic reading of nonfiction texts to gain information on a topic, complete a task, or analyze the text. Academic reading is hard “work” for the students. This has caused many students to think of reading in general, as “work”.

It’s important that they know the difference between academic reading and reading for pleasure.

Pleasure reading is connecting with a text, connecting with characters, it can take you to new places, make you feel sadness, compassion, empathy, joy, fear, anger, and everything in between.

My Project

My school uses the Florida Sunshine State Books to encourage and foster their love of reading, while tapping into the student’s competitive nature. We have an after-school celebration themed around the books as an incentive for third-fifth grade students who read 8-15 of the titles. The more books they read, the longer they get to stay at the celebration! In addition, there is a special field trip for students who finish all 15 by January! The few copies we have available for checkout in the school media center just aren’t enough. A class set would ensure that my students have daily access readily available to these titles.

My classes for the past 2 years have blown me away, with EVERY single student reading ALL 15 of the SSYRA Books for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018!

This would not have been possible without these funded projects.

My hope is that these high interest books and their sequels help promote all my students, but especially any reluctant readers, to actively engage themselves into a text that will foster and promote a lifelong love of reading.

If it makes a difference to even one child in my class, then it was more than worth it!

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ugly Cat & Pablo and the Missing Brother • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Winner Is . . . (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Inside Job: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Welcome to Wonderland #3: Sandapalooza Shake-Up • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
The Heat Is On (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
The Great Treehouse War • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Ugly Cat & Pablo • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Lemons • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Edge of Extinction #2: Code Name Flood • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
I Love You, Michael Collins • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Podkin One-Ear (Longburrow) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Unicorns and Germs (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Heartwood Hotel, Book 2 The Greatest Gift • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dust Storm! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lost! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Avalanche! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Monsters and Mold (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Heartwood Hotel, Book 4 Home Again • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Sweetest Sound • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Heartwood Hotel, Book 1 A True Home • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Heartwood Hotel, Book 3 Better Together • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Caterflies and Ice (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Merhorses and Bubbles (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Pod and The Bog (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Overboard! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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