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Ms. R. Zamudio from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Diverse Reading Community

Help me give my students books that will help them with background knowledge/experience with multicultural, differing abilities, feelings and emotions.

  • $667 goal

This project expired on December 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love that my English Language Learners are always so motivated to learn. Unfortunately, our school is located in Chicago’s Back of The Yards neighborhood and our students don’t have the resources and support needed in order to be successful.

My students are book-loving, avid readers, and enthusiastic learners.

Students at my school are inquisitive, compassionate, and creative. As English language learners, books are so important to my students and are truly valued. I am a 3rd-grade bilingual teacher at a K-8 elementary school in an impoverished urban area. Our class library is an essential resource for my students. Many of my students do not have access to books at home and rely on our classroom library to check out high-quality books. Each day students inquire when the newest books by their favorite authors will be added to the library and if they can be first to check out these books. There is a buzz about books and an excitement for reading in our school.

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that educators strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy. Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. I have noticed they read titles just like these, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading. Students will be able to choose books which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading.

Ms. R. Zamudio
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR850X - Multicultural Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $105.00 1 $105.00
GA328 - Learning to Get Along® Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.50 1 $95.50
RA131 - Differing Abilities Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.50 1 $89.50
DS861 - American History Book Series • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.50 1 $89.50
RE437 - Feelings & Emotions Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.50 1 $89.50
DT576 - Math Start Stories - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50

Materials cost

$528.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$566.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.96

Total project goal

$666.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$666.39

4 Donors

-$442.00

Donations toward project cost

-$378.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.30

match offer

-$220.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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