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Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian from Las Vegas NV is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Mustache You for a Book Bag, Please!

Help me give my students their very own library bag with a fun mustache on it that reads "My Stache of Books" to celebrate Nevada Reading Week 2020!

  • $409 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My evolving school library serves an eager to learn & inquisitive student population of almost 700 amazing students from PreK- 5th. We are a Title I school with a 100% free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch population. Our transiency rate is roughly 39.1% which is significantly higher than the district average. Our ELL population is almost 50%. We have primary & intermediate resource classes, & three self-contained special education programs-primary autism class, intermediate LIF class, & intermediate STAR (Severe Emotional Challenges) classes. Embedded in all learning for our readers is that, above all else, our differences and diversity, who we are and how we learn, is to be celebrated and shared. Students are encouraged to follow their passions, to believe in themselves, to use their strengths, and to look out for each other.

Our library not only emphasizes print and digital skills, but also the 3 Cs of Library - community, collaboration, and critical thinking skills, which are needed for students to be successful wherever life takes them.

WISER is the guiding acronym in our library instruction. It stands for wonder, investigate, synthesize, express, and reevaluate. This acronym guides all our work as these are skills needed to be lifelong

My Project

Nevada Reading Week 2020 is right around the corner! Our theme is Saddle Up and Read. To help celebrate, our primary students from PK to 2nd, will each receive a sticker mustache and their own book bag with a mustache on it when we share Mustache Baby & Mustache Baby Meets His Match by Bridget Heos.

Each of our Pre-K to 2nd grade students will receive a book bag with the phrase "My Stache of Books" to not only help celebrate Nevada Reading Week, but to use week after week to keep their books safe when they check out from the Library!

Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 650 students.

78 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Demco® Upstart® My Stache of Books Economy Book Bags W13636730 • DEMCO $36.79 4 $147.16
Demco® Upstart® My Stache of Books Browsing Bag W13637090 • DEMCO $2.04 70 $142.80

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