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Mrs. Marroquin from Moreno Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Fish in a Tree

My students need the book, A Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt in order to understand that its ok to ask for help.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

I am a passionate and dedicated educator that works in a low-income/high poverty elementary school where 95% of our lunches are free or reduced. My kids are faced with daily challenges such as hunger, abuse, gang violence, and the unrealistic demand of growing up ahead of their time.

However, regardless of their environment they persevere and have a desire to learn.

They love hearing about current events, having passionate discussions that allow them to provide their opinion since many times they are not afforded that type of platform.

My Project

Having my students read the book A Fish in a Tree, by Kynda Mullaly Hunt is going to help my students in several ways. First, it's going to give my students an up-to-date current book about a sixth-grade student that they can relate too. For example, this story is about a student who has hidden the fact that she can not read and how she has tricked everyone for so long. This book will hit home since many of my students are reading far below their grade level. I want my students excited about reading and I want to provide my students with reading material where they can assume the role of the character(s) as they read and relate the experiences to their own personal experiences.

Secondly, as an educator, it is going to allow me to teach all of the Common Core Reading Literature standards in order to prepare my students for college and 21st critical thinking skills.

I want my students to find their voices by critically thinking about the material and forming their own opinions. Teaching my students that everyone goes through trials and tribulations but its what they do afterward that really matters.

Mrs. Marroquin
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 66 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 66 $432.96

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