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Mrs. Downey from Hyde Park MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring on the Books: Lasting Literature for Some Lucky Learners!

Help me give my students amazing literature for our Friday "Book Club," and mentor texts to teach persuasive and informational writing.

  • $432 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first-grade teacher in Massachusetts. My first-grade inclusion students come to school eager to learn but are facing many challenges both at home and in school. Despite their challenges, these children come to school everyday with smiles on their faces, eager to learn!

Five of my twenty students have IEPs, many of them come in to school lacking basic resources, & all of my students receive a reduced-price lunch.

These students are amazing young individuals and hard workers. Their energy and love of learning surprises me everyday! My classroom supplies are limited and many teachers in our school require funding for basic tools to support our teaching and their learning. We so desperately need basic supplies to help our kids succeed. Please consider funding our project to help out some great kids.

My Project

Have you ever wanted to purchase some great mentor texts to share with young readers, but cannot afford the price? In providing these texts and book sets to our students, you will not only give us reading materials to enjoy, but reading materials that will enhance our classroom "Book Club" and mentor text library.

Our first graders are learning how to tap out sounds and blend those sounds together to create words, and they truly enjoy learning how to read!

They are in love with our guided reading groups and also our weekly Friday "Book Clubs." With these new sets of books, students will each get to read along, while seeing the words in print as they follow along! This project will not only continue to build our classroom library, but also build confidence in our student's reading abilities. Our students will be excited to see new titles and additions to our library. This project will help them to also start feeling at home with books, too!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.59 20 $111.80
Growing Up Pedro • AKJ Education $3.64 20 $72.80
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.64 20 $72.80
I Wanna New Room • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
I Wanna Go Home • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
I Wanna Iguana • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
How to Babysit a Grandpa • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
How to Babysit a Grandma • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Punctuation Celebration • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How to Lose All Your Friends • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Click, Clack, Moo • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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