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Mrs. Linhares from Gainesville GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, books, books! We need books!

Help me give my students more books in order to challenge and continue to teach and improve my English language learners' reading skills.

  • $358 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The population I serve has a high poverty rate. About 99% of my students receive free or reduced price lunch and about 95% are English Language Learners. Many of the students receive backpack weekend lunches. They sometimes receive dental and optometrist services through our school nurse and school sponsors.

Regardless of the obstacles facing my students and the labels placed on them, they are more than these challenges---much more.

They are loving, compassionate, and eager to learn. They are problem solvers, mathematicians, readers, writers, and dreamers. They are full of hope and desire to better themselves.

My students arrive with a positive attitude to an environment that does not readily support their native language, but appreciates and embraces their customs and backgrounds. They are breaking through stigmas, labels, and barriers because, as a school system, we believe our students can accomplish more.

My Project

The selected Scholastic books are essential in helping my to challenge my high flyers and teach my English language students reading concepts to set a strong academic foundation.

The leveled emergent texts are the tools I need to help my students be successful in literacy.

The project I posted is dedicated to help my students build a strong foundation in literacy and a love for reading.

A few skills these books target are letter sound relationships, phonetic awareness, and spelling/reading patterns. As my student master and progress in their reading, the varied selection will help my students be engaged as they work on different skills and build on new ones. This is why I selected reading books in the A-F leveled range and in different genres fiction, nonfiction and comics.

Students need tangible books in their hands in order to learn these skills.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic First Little Readers Classroom Set: Levels E & F • Amazon Business $51.79 1 $51.79
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level D: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $21.31 2 $42.62
Scholastic First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Levels E & F • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level C: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $14.79 2 $29.58
Little Leveled Readers: Level D Box Set: Just the Right Level to Help Young Readers Soar! • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Levels E-F: 12 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Animal Phonics Readers Parent Pack: 24 Easy Nonfiction Books That Teach Key Phonics Skills • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Amazing Animals A-D Kindergarten Box Set: Scholastic Early Learners (Guided Reader) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Grade 1 E-J Reader Box Set - Awesome Animals (Scholastic Early Learners) • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
Funny Furry Tales A-D Kindergarten Reader Box Set: Scholastic Early Learners (Guided Reader) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59

Materials cost

$253.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$304.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.70

Total project goal

$357.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$357.98

1 Donor

-$167.96

Donations toward project cost

-$161.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.44

match offer

-$167.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$142.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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