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Mrs. Scroggins from Royal City WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

40 Book Challenge

My students need diverse books for our classroom to help them cultivate a love of reading.

  • $532 goal

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My Students

We live in a community that is approximately 90% Latino. Most of our students parents are seasonal agricultural workers and it is common to see many students move several times in a year or miss many weeks of school visiting relatives in Mexico. Almost all of our students learned English when they were in kindergarten and speak only Spanish in the home. My favorite thing about our students is their dedication to our athletic programs. They love our sports teams and are so proud to be Knights. Every Friday in the fall almost every student can be found sporting their black and gold. Their willingness to help others, sweet smiles, positive attitudes, and enthusiasm for athletics are what brings me to work every day.

Our students have deep connections to their families and are proud of their culture.

They get so excited to explore their own culture deeper and make connnections to our learning. Our students love to share their experiences and find "themselves" in the stories we read. I can't wait to share more of these times with students once we get our project funded!

My Project

We live in a rural community that is approximately 90% Latino. A large number of our students parents are seasonal agricultural workers. Most of our students are learning English as their second language. For a large majority of our students, their first exposure to books and reading was in kindergarten while learning English. As a result, many of our students at RIS do not love reading. In order to help them see reading as enjoyable, we are going to do a 40 book challenge this coming school year. Students will be asked to read 40 books from a variety of genres to help introduce them to a variety of different texts. In order to keep their interest, we are in need of diverse books for our students to relate too. I believe that many of our students don't see "themselves" in the books they read thus, leading to a dislike of reading. A variety of genres from a set of diverse authors could help our students be more successful and cultivate a love of reading.

Mrs. Scroggins
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Booked • AKJ Education $21.46 1 $21.46
Brothers In Hope The Story Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
A Big Dose of Lucky • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Ball Don't Lie • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Juice • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Kicker • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Crossover • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Off the Rim • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
At Risk • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Grind • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Cobra Strike • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Sidetracked • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Stella by Starlight • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Long Pitch Home • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Dreamer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Terrorism (Disasters) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Space Disasters (Disasters) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Volcanoes (Disasters) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Dad, Jackie, and Me • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dancing Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Count Your Way through Mexico • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Sylvia & Aki • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Riding Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Boy Called Slow The True Story of Sitting Bull • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Color of My Words • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bully • AKJ Education $3.65 1 $3.65

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