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Ms. Hayball from Indio CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teamhayball- Create a Library Legacy

My students need access to high interest books to discover themselves as readers.

  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

After 23 years in elementary school, I've transitioned to teaching middle school...DR Academy in Indio, California to be more precise. I moved positions in late March and dove in feet first. I not only shifted my age group, but also the community I serve, and I've learned a few things.

- Middle school kids need a champion, a nurturer, a truth teller and a reader more than ever!

- 79% of the student body at DRA is socioeconomically disadvantaged.

-A majority of my students do not identify as readers, and have limited access to relevant, high interest books.

I root my teaching in the belief that literacy lifts people out of their own experiences. It builds empathy, strengthens overall academics, and readers are shown to be more successful in life. More importantly, reluctant young adult readers need to connect with characters and events in books.

My Project

Did you know that kids who read are more successful in school, in life, and in their careers? It's absolutely true, and as a sixth grade teacher, it's both my privilege and my responsibility to cultivate readers for life. This is why the Teamhayball classroom library is so important to our daily read alouds, book talks and independent reading!

By donating, you create a lasting legacy- a book that will certainly connect readers to history, to culture outside their own and to the idea that reading takes us places.

Titles like Amal Unbound, See You in the Cosmos & Drawn Together make wonderful read alouds & spark important class discussion tying to current events and even our world's history.

There is nothing like witnessing a sixth grader who discovers their first favorite book. Knowing you played a hand in that transformation is what serving others is all about.

Ms. Hayball
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Saving Winslow • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Wonderland: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Small Things • Amazon Business $16.92 1 $16.92
Hey, Kiddo • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (The Unicorn Rescue Society) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Good Dog • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Tales from Alcatraz) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Bob • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
The Basque Dragon (The Unicorn Rescue Society) • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Orphan Island • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Genuine Fraud • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
The Creature of the Pines (The Unicorn Rescue Society) • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 4: A Game of Chase • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 3: Rise of the Red Ninjas • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

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