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Ms. Charlier from Lauderhill FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Treasure of Reading!

Help me give my students rewards for participating in our school-wide reading incentive program!

  • $610 goal

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My Students

Being a library media specialist, I get the honor of teaching every grade level in the school. My students range in age from 5 to 12 years old, and every single one of them breathes life into the library media center.

As a Title I school in southern Florida, the vast majority of my students come from low-income households.

Many students are in foster care or are even forced to battle homelessness. These factors, however, have no effect on the positivity and enthusiasm they bring to the media center. My students are eager to innovate and anxious to become better readers. They adore interacting with technology and would love the opportunity to do it more of it. They are creative problem-solvers and lively conversationalists.

I have never laughed or smiled as much as when I'm in the presence of one of my passionate kindergarten classes. I have never pondered a new perspective or been challenged in my ways of thinking as much as when I'm with my inquisitive fifth graders. Each of my 600+ students crafts a distinct identity with their storytelling, information literacy, and digital citizenship - we just need your help to continue our growth!

My Project

Hoping to greatly boost literacy at my school, I will be kickstarting a new reading incentive program this year! Reading Bingo is a program that encourages students to read across genres and to share their reading experiences with others.

My students tend to associate reading with state tests or assignments, but I am determined for them to discover the magic that lives between the covers of a book.

They see various texts come to life during every read aloud in class, and I want them to realize that they can create those experiences for themselves. I truly believe that the hardest step with reading is the first one: picking up the book and giving it a chance. This is where the "treasures" are essential, especially for my reluctant readers. Each grade has a completely customized set of 6 bingo cards with age-appropriate prompts that guide them to various types of books. One box might say, "Read a book where the main character is an animal", while another says "Read a book out loud to someone younger than you." When they read the book, the student writes the title in the box. When the student completes a row of boxes, they get a BINGO!

Each bingo earns a prize and advances the student to the next level chart. The program takes place throughout the entire school year! My shopping cart is filled with the prizes for each level for my 600+ students participating in the program. I hope to incentivize them to start their reading journeys and let the books do the rest!

Ms. Charlier
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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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Emoji Party Favor Bags for Kids Birthday - 10 Pack Emoji Drawstring Backpack Bags Goodie Bags for Kids Birthday Party Supplies for Girls and Boys (16.5" x 13") • Amazon Business $12.98 6 $77.88
OHill 36 Pack Emoji Plush Pillows Mini Keychain Decorations for Birthday Party, Home Decoration, Wall Decor and Party Favor • Amazon Business $14.28 5 $71.40
Marvel Guardians of The Galaxy Smencils Cylinder of 50 Scented Pencils • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Mini Cube, Puzzle Party Toy, Eco-Friendly Material with Vivid Colors,Party Favor School Supplies Puzzle Game Set for Boy Girl Kid Child, Magic Cube Goody Bag Filler Birthday Gift Giveaway • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
Scentco Graphite Smencils 10-Pack of HB no. 2 Scented Pencils • Amazon Business $9.49 6 $56.94
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $9.88 4 $39.52
4E's Novelty 5" x 5" Kids Foam Tic Tac Toe, Party Favor, 24 Pack • Amazon Business $10.87 3 $32.61
SUPRBIRD Rainbow Unicorn Keychains Pack 48PCS, Birthday Party Favor Unicorn Goody Bags Supplies Key Chains Pack, Christmas Goody Bag Toys Decoration Novelty Gift • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
SmileMakers Kryptonite Balls • $20.82 1 $20.82
Smilemakers Blinking Hair Balls • $16.57 1 $16.57

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