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Mrs. Slayton from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, and More Books

Help me give my students books to read at home as we continue learning from a distance.

  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of educating 24 eager and bright young 1st grade minds. My students are from a diverse inner-city school which qualifies as Title 1 school because 100% of student population qualify for the free breakfast and lunch program.

As you can imagine the transition to distance learning has been difficult, but more importantly it has taken a tremendous toll on my students because most rely on our school for their meals and school supplies.

Due to our current pandemic, we have resorted to distant learning from our homes, but unfortunately many of my students have little resources to continue their academic progress from home.

My Project

Before the pandemic my 1st graders were on their way to becoming avid readers! They enjoyed reading just about everything! They loved to read Piggie and Elephant, Who is series, and Dr. Seuss books. From our virtual meetings, I've learned they are yearning for more books to read while they are learning from home.

Unfortunately, the opportunity to read a multitude of books is not in my students reach!

With schools and libraries closed, my students lack even the technology to access books online. My student families are struggling to provide access to books for my students while balancing their own work and mental health. The sincere effort and love being put forth by their families is heartwarming. We all miss each other and miss going to our school. My 1st graders are working hard alongside their families and teachers as we try to navigate this unknown world of distance learning.

Mrs. Slayton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.24 1 $5.24
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $4.73 1 $4.73
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.87 1 $3.87

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