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

True Readers Read for Fun

Help me give my students more reading materials. We have a huge amount of interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

  • $368 goal

This project expired on March 14, 2019.

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My Students

Our Middle School students are from a diverse background. We are a group of people in a small town with economic problems facing everyone. Our library is spacious and beautiful, but has been neglected far too long. The books are getting in need of replacement. And there are far too many empty shelves.

Our students are participating in Accelerated Reader and are reading a lot everyday.

This is something I hope I can build on this existing program and be instrumental for kids to read more and just for the fun of it. Reading for entertainment is a lifelong activity I hope to create in more of our population.

I hope to put more books on our shelves. My goal is to find high interest low vocabulary to improve reading more for entertainment.

My Project

We would like to buy new books for our students here in CMS and improve our library by increasing the amount of sci fi collection and watch the scores soar because more reading is taking place for pleasure.

Our scores on the state test is lower than average.

More than three fourths of our students are from households below average income. And qualify for free lunches.

We are participating in the accelerated reading program and the students do read a lot at school.

By furnishing more books in high interest level they will have more opportunities to read. Reading is an opportunity to learn about the world they are living in. Our students are motivated to read more because of our current programs and classes. By providing extra high interest books, they will read for pleasure and more often they read, the better chance for improvement in their educational learning and state test scores.

Mrs. Fariss
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 710 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Heroes of Olympus Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $53.11 1 $53.11
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $52.11 1 $52.11
Queen of Shadows: Throne of Glass 4 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Wind Rider: Tales of a New World • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
The Trials of Apollo Book Three The Burning Maze • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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