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Mr. Alexander from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Battle of the Books!

Help me give my students the 2018-2019 Florida Sunshine State books so that they can participate in our district annual Battle of the Books competition. They will be questioned on these 15 books.

  • $278 goal

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My Students

My students are the most amazing kiddos! They are bright, energetic and curious. As a teacher in a high poverty and high mobility school, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, they show up with smiles on their faces and are ready to learn.

We are a kindergarten to fifth grade, Title I elementary school with about 450 students.

All students receive free breakfast and lunch. We are a proactive school with several before and after-school tutoring and community outreach programs. Our students' families struggle financially, but everyone is dedicated to helping our parents provide for their children.

The educators and support staff are amazing in their dedication and determination to make a difference in the lives of our students. Our goal is to give each student the very best education and the best support possible at all times. We will not fail in our mission, and our students share our determination to succeed!

My Project

Every year our districts hosts a competition called Battle of the Books. Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd thru 12th grades. Students read books and come together usually in groups to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The student competitions are usually similar to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competitions. However, the structure, format, and rules of the competitions may vary depending on the educational goals, student needs, local resources, and personal preferences at various school sites, school districts, county libraries, or offices of education. We have participated in this wonderful event for the past 3 years. We have students who are looking forward to doing it again this year. However, we do not have the money to cover the expenses of the books this year. My students keep asking me, when are we going to get the books, and I sadly have to tell them that I do not know yet. We really need to get these books in soon, so that they can start reading them. It is a total of 15 books and I really would love to start getting them into their hands. Will you help us? Thank you in advance!

Mr. Alexander
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Love You, Michael Collins • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Lemons • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Podkin One-Ear (Longburrow) • Amazon Business $7.69 2 $15.38
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
he Great Treehouse War • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Ugly Cat & Pablo • Amazon Business $6.33 2 $12.66
Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $6.21 2 $12.42
Overboard! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Doublecross • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Dragons and Marshmallows • AKJ Education $5.39 2 $10.78
Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Sweetest Sound • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Heartwood Hotel, Book 1 A True Home • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74

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