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Mrs. Davison from Denver CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Not Photocopies for First Graders!

My students need C-G Leveled Read Along books instead of photocopies!

  • $663 goal

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My Students

I teach the best First Graders on the PLANET! My students are hard working, resilient and bursting with enthusiasm. They have made great progress this year with limited resources, especially in reading and writing. However, my students deserve more. It breaks my heart that I am having to teach them to read using photocopies of books. How can I close the achievement gap without the resources we need?

In my classroom, I create a close, supportive, joyful family feel so that students know they are loved, bringing stability and security into their lives.

Our school is a Title 1 school which means a very high percentage of our students are from low income families. Some of my students are homeless, are refugees, have faced trauma or are otherwise marginalized. Many children speak English as their second language and so many are part of families which face enormous challenge. Even with very difficult circumstances, facing worry, upset and uncertainty, my students are desperate to learn. I hate that I can't provide the best possible education, simply because of limited resources.

My Project

In August of this year, 55% of my students were significantly below grade level in reading. Now, in April, 70% of them are reading AT Grade Level. That is due to all of our persistence, hard work and buckets full of love and encouragement. It appears that in my 18/19 class, only 20% will be at Grade Level in August when they arrive in First Grade.

Can you imagine learning to read without books?

That is the reality that we face. I have a MIGHTY challenge ahead of me next year and desperately want my students to succeed. But we need books in order to close this enormous gap for my students. Each week I am making copies of one book so that all children are able to take part in guided reading which is essential to support their decoding and comprehension skills. Please help us...

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Mrs. Davison
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE550X - Leveled C-G Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $215.00 1 $215.00
TT559 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
CR691 - I Can Read! Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.50 2 $99.00
FR153 - First Little Readers - Level C • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99

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