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Mr. Franklin from Mountain View CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tournament of Books...TOB

My students need "at level" texts such as Trumpet of the Swan, James and the Giant Peach, and Freckle Juice to bridge their summer learning from a hard year's work in 2nd grade to 3rd grade.

  • $669 goal

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My Students

Deep in the heart of the Silicon Valley rests a beautiful campus full of happy energetic students who come to school each day eager to learn in a meaningful learning environment. The students at my school inspire me to create lessons and be an innovative teacher that will spark their imaginations, add to their life schema, and help prepare them for the world of the 21st century. I am proud to help students do their best...whether it is learning the language, picking up comprehension skills that will enhance the reading experience, solving rigorous math problems, expressing themselves through the arts, experimenting to challenge an idea, or having fun throughout the experience.

My Project

With inspiration from "March Madness" tournament brackets in basketball...I have designed a fun and meaningful summer reading program for my second grade students that will pit books against each other to find a champion. A total of eight books for enrichment and eight for intervention will give the students an opportunity to find high interest "at level" text to support reading over the summer.

To avoid the "summer slide", Tournament of Books will give students the chance to read and write with engaging materials over the summer to be prepared for the next grade level.

Every two weeks a winner will be announced based on written compare and contrast responses on each bracket.

Once all books have been read over the course of 9 weeks this summer, a winner will be announced at the beginning of the next school year.

Happy Reading!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Trumpet of the Swan (full color) • Amazon Business $8.48 5 $42.40
The Twits • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
Dory Fantasmagory • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
James and the Giant Peach • Amazon Business $7.80 5 $39.00
Beach Babe (Babymouse #3) • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
Holes • Amazon Business $6.04 5 $30.20
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $5.97 5 $29.85
Frindle • Amazon Business $5.64 5 $28.20
Hoot • Amazon Business $5.59 5 $27.95
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • Amazon Business $5.49 5 $27.45
Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1) • Amazon Business $5.41 5 $27.05
Clementine • Amazon Business $5.39 5 $26.95
Bad Kitty Takes the Test • Amazon Business $5.30 5 $26.50
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation • Amazon Business $5.06 5 $25.30
Freckle Juice • Amazon Business $4.22 5 $21.10
Mr. Sunny is Funny! (My Weird School Daze, No. 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95

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