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Mrs. F. from St Petersburg FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Smell, Feel and Pure Joy of A New Book!

My students need the 15 latest and greatest Sunshine State Readers Award Books- AKA Battle Books!

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My twenty-two students are bright, and interesting and funny! They are all different shapes and sizes and come in many colors. My beautiful nine and ten year olds, constantly surprise me with how much they know, and want to know. They are eager and passionate learners! Most of my students are disadvantaged, so the services my school provides are critical to their well being.

The WAIT LIST to read the MOST DESIRABLE BOOKS in my classroom library is too long to get through.

As a result of only having one copy of each title, some of my student's never have their turn. They like for me to randomly draw their names to put them on the lists. As you might imagine, there are cheers in the beginning, and tremendous groans from the kids drawn last.

My Project

Fifteen, shiny, new book titles will make all the difference in my classroom. My greatest desire as a classroom teacher is to instill the joy of reading into the hearts of my students. While they are in my care for 180 days, my students read for pleasure at every opportunity.

Like most of us, my students gravitate to the newest, most attractive looking books on our classroom shelves.

The Sunshine State Readers Award Books for 2018-2019 include titles such as Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro. This book has a 5 Star rating with 172 reviews on Amazon. That means kids love it! Since kids love it, and because it's a Battle Book, students will most certainly have difficulty finding it available in our school library at the moment they are ready and willing to read it. My students deserve the opportunity to fall in love with the most popular books. They also deserve to have access to the materials used in our county's Battle of the Books Competition. I know wonderful things will happen in my classroom when we have our own set of Sunshine State Readers.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 22 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Heartwood Hotel, Book 1 A True Home • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
I Love You, Michael Collins • Amazon Business $10.48 2 $20.96
The Great Treehouse War • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Podkin One-Ear (Longburrow) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Doublecross: (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Lemons • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Sweetest Sound • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Overboard! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Ugly Cat & Pablo • Amazon Business $4.06 2 $8.12

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