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Ms. McNally from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Together, We Can Solve The Mystery!

My students need a variety of mystery books for their book clubs. From the "Third Grade Detectives" series to "Bunnicula," my kids will be expert detectives and solve the mysteries!

  • $372 goal

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My Students

My school community is very diverse. We have students on the autism spectrum, as well as students with other learning disabilities. We have students from low-income housing areas and some students identified as gifted and talented. The students at my school are growing up and learning in a community of learners from many different backgrounds. This offers the children amazing opportunities to learn.

My students love reading mystery books and solving the mystery along with the characters.

They work in partnerships, small groups, and individually on various hands-on learning projects. They love sharing ideas and working collaboratively.

My Project

This school year, my students will have book clubs within our Mystery Reading Unit. For this to happen, my students need a variety of high-interest mystery books. Students will learn how to track clues, keep lists of possible suspects, and ignore red herrings that might throw them off track.

Students love figuring things out, and that's what solving mysteries is all about.

Students will read, discuss, and predict what will happen in their book clubs. Books like "Wanted...Mud Blossom," "The Clue of the Left Handed Envelope," and "Mystery at Jumbo Nightcrawlers" will allow my students to have engaging conversations about the mysteries in their books and learn from their classmates as well.

Ms. McNally
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Collection: Sleepover Sleuths; Scream for Ice Cream; Pony Problems; The Cinderella Ballet Mystery; Case of the Sneaky Snowman • Amazon Business $16.93 4 $67.72
Wanted...Mud Blossom • AKJ Education $6.53 4 $26.12
Howliday Inn • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
The Mysteries of Spider Kane • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
The Case of the Crooked Carnival • AKJ Education $5.07 4 $20.28
The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster And Other Super-Scientific Cases • AKJ Education $5.07 4 $20.28
The Case of the Graveyard Ghost And Other Super-Scientific Cases • AKJ Education $5.07 4 $20.28
The Cobweb Confession • AKJ Education $4.37 4 $17.48
The Mystery Of The Hairy Tomatoes • AKJ Education $4.37 4 $17.48
The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope • AKJ Education $4.37 4 $17.48
The Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief • AKJ Education $4.37 4 $17.48
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12

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