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

The Tale of Books

Help me give my students books to continue their learning! These books will be used for literature circles and independent reading time.

  • $515 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I love the passion for learning despite the cultural diversity and financial challenges that the majority of my students are accustomed to. I have two classes, both ELA, and many of my students are learning English as a second language.

Our school is a STEM school.

Students focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Unfortunately, many of our students only have the opportunity to learn through STEM while at school.

I have two exceptional classes during the day. Of my 44 students, 83% of them qualify for free & reduces price lunch. However, this does not impact their want to learn. My goal is to allow my students to learn about the world around them through books!

My Project

Most of my students come from low income families. Because of this, many of my students do not have the funds for books. Adding non-fiction books to my library will help my students learn about the world around them.

Students will also be doing literature circles.

We will be using several of the books for this.

Allowing my students to have access to these books will not only greatly influence their learning on the topic, but it will help them to learn to love reading. Many of the non-fiction books requested on this project are huge stories that happened around the world that many of us know about. I have requested these books in young readers editions, I know many of my students will enjoy them!

Mrs. Busick
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $6.79 22 $149.38
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $35.87 1 $35.87
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator Machine & Thermal Laminating Plastic Laminator Sheets - 8.9 Inch x 11.4 Inch, 50-Pack • Amazon Business $32.98 1 $32.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37
Zoey and Sassafras Books 1-6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
IRIS USA, Inc. R-FB-21E Letter and Legal Size File Box, Black, 4 Pack • Amazon Business $25.94 1 $25.94
Dork Diaries Box Set (Books 4-6): Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries 6 • Amazon Business $21.59 1 $21.59
Despereaux (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Who Was? History of the World • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) (True Rescue Series) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
THE FINEST HOURS (True Rescue Series) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Where Is the Empire State Building? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Edition • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Where Are the Galapagos Islands? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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