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Mrs. Joplin from W Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Becoming a Lover of Reading

My students need a variety of high interest reading materials and seating to make a cozy library in our classroom.

  • $554 goal

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My Students

The school I teach at serves a diverse, low-income neighborhood. 97% of students receive free or discounted lunches based on the income of their families, therefore my students struggle to bring basic supplies to school. My students come from a variety of backgrounds. Most of the students are not proficient in the core subjects, whether because they never spoke English at home, or because they have not been the benefactors of the support they need.

Despite the hardships that some of them face, my students still come to school and try their best; and they deserve the best that I can give them.

Efforts in response to this situation are as diverse as the students. The school receives Federal Title I funding due to its Title I status. In an effort to reach students where they are, teachers work together to coordinate lesson plans and create small groups within their classrooms to best meet the needs of all students. Before- and after-school instruction is also offered. Even the food bank visits weekly to distribute free fruits and veggies.

My Project

I am requesting comfy chairs for my classroom's library and books to pique the interest of my students. The initial attraction to books is more difficult with the constant pull of audio and video media. By providing students with books that interest them, we can open up a whole new world to them. They could insert themselves into Phoney Bone's schemes, tag along with Ivy and Bean as friends, and search for treasure in Wings of Fire, all while curled up in a cozy chair in their classroom library.

These items would help my students develop a lifelong love of reading.

The books, both nonfiction and fiction, will engage students in reading. This variety of books will accommodate readers of all levels. These books will encourage them to explore new ideas, develop further understanding, and grow their love for reading.

Mrs. Joplin
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 34 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bone (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $87.48 1 $87.48
Swivel Bar Chairs Black Bar Stools, PU Leather Hydraulic Lift Adjustable Counter Barstool Dining Chair Modern Style for Living Room Restaurant Bar Office and Outdoor Leisure Decoration,Set of 2 • Amazon Business $60.99 1 $60.99
Bunjo Bungee Chair - Orange • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 2 $59.98
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Flaming Red • Amazon Business $29.88 2 $59.76
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $20.86 1 $20.86
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.51 1 $8.51
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Lost on a Mountain in Maine • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Wings of Fire Book Three: The Hidden Kingdom • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Storm Rescues) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Wings of Fire Book Five: The Brightest Night • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Wings of Fire Book Two: The Lost Heir • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
Wings of Fire Book Four: The Dark Secret • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Edition • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Break the Fossil Record (Ivy + Bean, Book 3) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Ivy & Bean (Book 1) (Bk. 1) • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Ivy and Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go (Ivy & Bean, Book 2) (Bk. 2) • Amazon Business $3.30 1 $3.30

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