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Mrs. Madden Truncale from Baytown TX is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Voracious Blue Bonnet Readers: Comfy Spot Reading Material

Help me give my students a variety of rich literature to vote on, read, and thoroughly enjoy.

  • $246 goal

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My Students

I teach 3rd grade gifted and talented. They are an amazing group of hard-working students. Many of them are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

I try to keep every minute focused on high impact, quality learning experiences that will help us move forward.

I want them eager to come to school because of the different and challenging activities offered, and to be focused and ready to achieve greatness. Though we are hoping for a much less eventful school year this year, I hope to continue to build in my class resilience and compassion for our classmates and community as well as continued growth and adventures in reading!

My Project

It is always my goal to introduce a variety of quality literature to my children. The yearly Texas Bluebonnet Master List encourages students from all across Texas to read 5 of 20ish hand-picked books to read and then decide which one is deserving of the Texas Bluebonnet Award. What a joy it is to see the children being empowered to read and then decide which one is worthy of this prestigious award!

My kids are currently finishing up their "five" now and get to vote this month.

They are excitedly waiting to be introduced to the new set of nominees!

Mrs. Madden Truncale
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
New Kid • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
A Wolf Called Wander • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet (1) (Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
If I Built a School • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Charlie Hernxe1ndez & the League of Shadows (Charlie Hernandez) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #1 • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Caterpillar Summer • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Rhino in Right Field • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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