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Mrs. Booker from Lakeland FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sunshine State Readers

My students need these books to participate in a state program. They will read these titles to earn school incentives.

  • $451 goal

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My Students

My current students are 4th grade super stars! We have a state competition in which students read a series of books presented by the state. These books range from a 3rd grade to a 5th grade level. If a child reads a book and then earns a 70 or higher on the comprehension book, they get credit. If students read three books, they attend a voting party. If students read 10 of the books, they earn a gift certificate to our school's book fair.

During this past year, 21 out of 23 students earned the party.

In my second class, 16 out of 20 students earned the party. This was by far the most representation from our grade level. However, last year we had sets of books in our classroom for students to borrow and read in class. I'd like to make that possible again.

My Project

If I am able to have copies of these selected books, such as Pablo and Cat, Wish, and Dragons and Marshmallows in my classroom, students can have them at their fingertips at all times.

The library has copies, but 3-6 graders are all trying to earn the same rewards, so having a class set will make it more accessible and give my class a better chance at participating in the program.

This year, 90% of my homeroom students were able to participate in the competition because I had the books available in my classroom. Unfortunately, the books change every year, so I am need of the new titles.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lemons • Amazon Business $11.89 4 $47.56
The Great Treehouse War • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
The Great Treehouse War • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Overboard! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $7.30 4 $29.20
Overboard! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Podkin One-Ear (Longburrow) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $7.15 3 $21.45
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.00 3 $18.00
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $4.48 4 $17.92
Ugly Cat & Pablo • Amazon Business $4.06 4 $16.24
Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
I Love You, Michael Collins • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Sweetest Sound • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98

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