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Mrs. Kovach from Riverview FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

SYMMES Needs To SLAM Dunk Some Great Books!

Help me give my students access to books for our district SLAM competition. Each set of books will be given to 4 classrooms.

  • $491 goal

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My Students

I teach at a wonderful elementary school. We are a K-5 school that has been in our community for 18 years. We are dedicated to working with our community to make this a great place to learn.

Every classroom is literacy rich and engaging.

Our staff is full of amazing, dedicated teachers. The school opened its doors in 2001 and was named after a woman who left her mark on many generations of students as a teacher from 1922-1956. Our school is diverse. One-third of our students are white, one-third Hispanic, the other one-third is made up of black and multi-cultural. We live very close to an active community filled with businesses and other schools.

My Project

Students in our county are given a list of award winning books and are challenged to read all 15 of them during the school year. The 2020-2021 list has just been release. Our wonderful district gives schools two copies of each book. However, we have so many interested students that they often have to wait over a month to get the one title they are interested in.

Help me get these awesome books into students hands!

By giving each class a set of books to keep in their room, students have a better chance of getting their hands on these exciting titles. Teachers will be able to use these books as read alouds and students can read them independently.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen • Amazon Business $13.29 4 $53.16
Caterpillar Summer • Amazon Business $11.30 4 $45.20
The Unicorn in the Barn • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere • Amazon Business $9.40 4 $37.60
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 • Amazon Business $8.35 4 $33.40
Power Forward (1) (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
Dragons in a Bag • Amazon Business $6.89 4 $27.56
Operation Frog Effect • Amazon Business $6.59 4 $26.36
Inkling • Amazon Business $6.59 4 $26.36
Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker (Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker (1)) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96

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