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Mrs. D'Ambrosio from Lynn MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Can Change Lives!

My students need leveled books, a book stand, sight word help, materials to build and read words and phones to hear themselves reading aloud.

  • $888 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My Students: My students are eager to read but need books! We come from a low income area and low income students tend to be two grade levels behind their middle and upper class peers when it comes to reading. This gap begins in the early grades when students are first starting to read.

My class consists of twenty-seven first graders from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Many of my students are English language learners, coming from homes in which little English is spoken. Over 98% of the students in my school are considered to be living in poverty. Due to these adversities, they lack the resources to develop their reading skills at home. Each of these children, however, has a genuine desire to learn. Even with these challenges, my kids show up ready to learn, and wanting to succeed.

My Project

It is my job to ensure that my students can fulfill this yearning to learn. They love reading, but because of budget constraints, have very few options when it comes to choosing books to read at school. The district only affords us a few books per classroom, many of which tend to be very repetitive and boring.

A classroom library will enable my students to cultivate strong reading skills, leave first grade with a solid background in reading, and, consequently, have the ability to be successful in later years.

This collection of 15 different book sets will give them the means to defy the income achievement gap that plagues so many impoverished children. The sight word books, phones and word builders will help my kids learn and apply their developing phonics skills to their own reading success.

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Mrs. D'Ambrosio
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA300X - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $569.00 1 $569.00
TT557 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $45.00 1 $45.00
GG421 - Book Display Stand for 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD316 - Twist & Turn 3-Letter Word Builders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

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