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Mr. Daugherty from McKinney TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

At-Risk Students Looking for a Good Book!

My students need a variety of books to help promote a love of reading through out the day.

  • $464 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2015.

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My Students

Think of a time when you have truly enjoyed a good book and where you were. I am trying to provide a fun and engaging area with choices for my second grade students to read. My students have a thirst for knowledge and truly enjoy reading wherever they can find a spot in my classroom.

My students come from a high poverty area in North TX.

with many of our students having little opportunity or exposure to books at home. When they leave my room every day many go home to families whose parents work late and who have little to no time to push the pure joy of reading. These same students come from homes that have never had a high school graduate, much less a college graduate. As a part of the No Excuses University network, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to be educated and someday go to college. I hope to do my part by working on bridging the gaps in their reading ability. And while many kids see reading as chore, I hope to change this view by making reading fun.

My Project

I want my students to have a fun and engaging area with a variety of popular authors to build up a love for reading. I've created a structured and challenging classroom environment for my students to operate in, but believe that an improved library that will be accessible throughout the day can influence an eager group of readers to reach their full potential and more. In addition, these materials will help to build up reading fluency, story comprehension, and exposure to all types of genres.

Your donation will help to further promote the growth of an elaborate classroom library that is supportive of academic needs.

My students will continue to embrace their love for reading. Innovation is the leading cause of creativity, and I believe my students are future authors and scholars in the making. Every child, college bound!

Mr. Daugherty
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pete the Cat (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $42.86 1 $42.86
Doreen Cronin (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $41.57 1 $41.57
David Shannon (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $38.32 1 $38.32
Kevin Henkes (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $33.76 1 $33.76
Jack Prelutsky (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $20.77 1 $20.77
Mem Fox (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $19.49 1 $19.49
Ezra Jack Keats (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $18.82 1 $18.82
Leo Lionni (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $18.82 1 $18.82
Robert Munsch (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $16.15 1 $16.15
James Marshall (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $14.25 1 $14.25
Poor Doreen: A Fishy Tale • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Books $12.34 1 $12.34
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg • AKJ Books $12.32 1 $12.32
Mr. Wuffles! • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Locomotive • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
The Little House 70th Anniversary Edition with CD • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
Flora and the Flamingo • AKJ Books $11.04 1 $11.04
Journey • AKJ Books $10.39 1 $10.39

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