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Mrs. Hales from Port Orange FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sunshine State Readers 2020

Help me give my students that are selected for their wide appeal, literacy value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

  • $205 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, my goal is to continue to encourage and deepen their love for learning and change their way of thinking into a positive growth mindset.

My students are creative, inspiring, and talented in so many different ways.

My Project

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8, in a collaborative effort between the Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) and the Florida Department of Education (DOE).

The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency.

Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

By contributing to this project, I will be able to assure that my students will have access to each of these books and will be able to participate in next year's voting of Florida's "Favorite" Book!

Mrs. Hales
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Planet Earth Is Blue • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Voyage of the Dogs • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Dragons in a Bag • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Caterpillar Summer • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: The Spacedog Cometh #3 • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Sabotage (Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker (3)) • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Incognito (Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker (2)) • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Enemies #2 • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker (Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker (1)) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Operation Frog Effect • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Inkling • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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