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Mrs. Williams from Santa Barbara CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To the Readers Go the Books

My students need books to compete in Battle of the Books!

  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 4-6 Special Education students are incredible! They are learning to become proficient English speakers, readers, writers, mathematicians, and independent thinkers. They work hard to understand their disabilities are not labels marking them as less. They learn everyone has challenges, and one of their challenges means they need different ways to learn new information.

These students come from a low socioeconomic neighborhood that is often chaotic.

Keeping our classroom organized and predictable is one of their biggest keys to success. This also means my students have limited access to programs in the community after school.

My Project

Each year, schools from around the county compete in Battle of the Books. This year, my students want to compete, too. There are 25 titles on the BOTB list, and I have requested two copies of each book. Along with our access to audiobooks, this puts us in a viable position to participate with other schools.

Participating in a county-wide event focused on reading is an inclusive opportunity for my special education students to show their stuff!

Over the past two years, they have become capital R Readers and are devouring books. They are excited to get started on this list!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Full-Color Collector's Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
No Talking • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Kite Fighters • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
The Romeo and Juliet Code • Amazon Business $7.94 2 $15.88
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Midnight Rider • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Wild Wings • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
The Mysterious Benedict Society • Amazon Business $6.80 2 $13.60
Ramona the Pest • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Running Out of Time • Amazon Business $6.78 2 $13.56
The Story of Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad (Dell Yearling Biography) • Amazon Business $6.64 2 $13.28
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Slacker • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Frozen Stiff • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.07 2 $12.14
Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Secret School • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home • Amazon Business $5.94 2 $11.88
Tuesdays at the Castle • Amazon Business $5.79 2 $11.58
Sideways Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
Orphan Train Girl • Amazon Business $5.29 2 $10.58
The Trouble with Tuck: The Inspiring Story of a Dog Who Triumphs Against All Odds • Amazon Business $5.10 2 $10.20
A Crooked Kind of Perfect • Amazon Business $4.97 2 $9.94
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery • Amazon Business $4.80 2 $9.60
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98

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