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Mrs. Hillis from Baytown TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Culture of Readers, One Book at a Time

Help me give my students the ability to check out books of their choice during the summer. Students will be able to check out various multicultural books and other high interest chapter books.

  • $383 goal

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My Students

Our campus is a small, tight knit community-based school found in old Baytown. Our students come mostly from low-socioeconomic backgrounds and the majority are bilingual with English as their second language. Our school has the highest percentage of low income students within our district. We are 79% Hispanic/Latino and 38% English Language Learners. With that being said, our students do not come with easy access to books, especially books that represent them. We would like to get more books in their hands to help give them more opportunities to read over the summer.

My Project

This summer we would like to offer a summer reading program where our students can come up to the school and checkout free books. We are hoping to encourage reading all summer long to prevent our students from decreasing their reading levels. We would like to offer more multicultural books for our students to checkout to represent our student population.

Research shows that books we read are often mirrors of our lives.

Students who see themselves in books they read are more likely to want to read more often. This project would help fund a variety of high interest, multicultural books that students can check out over the summer. We hope that if we give students access to more books in the summer, they will continue to read which will in turn prevent a decrease in reading levels over the summer.

Mrs. Hillis
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mulicultural Books - Set of 7 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $53.96 2 $107.92
Field Trip Mysteries Book - Set of 16 Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $86.36 1 $86.36
Celebrate Diversity Books - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $58.46 1 $58.46
Sports Illustrated Kids: Graphic Novels (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $37.76 1 $37.76

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