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Ms. Heather from Vineland NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Love of Literacy

Help me give my students their first chapter book "The Sign of the Beaver".

  • $381 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in South Jersey. My students are a hard working, kind, curious bunch. They are excited to learn, and feel very proud of themselves when they are able to complete on level work in English. Since learning on level material takes extra effort from them I would love to be able to reward their effort by telling them they can keep the book they are reading when we are finished with it. As an ESL educator, I think have meaningful conversations and access to interesting books are two of the most important factors of educational success.

I would love to be able to add to (or begin) a home library for each of my students.

My Project

This will be the first chapter book many of my students will own. We will use this books in school then the students will be able to take them home to read over again, and share with their families. Many have younger siblings they would love to read this story with.

Developing a love of reading isn't hard, it just takes the right materials.

This books is perfect for my students. It is an adventure they will enjoy, it will help them develop their English language skills, and it will give them a confidence boost because they will see they can read and comprehend on-level material in English!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 45 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $6.29 45 $283.05

Materials cost

$283.05

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$323.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.05

Total project goal

$380.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$380.35

5 Donors

-$380.35

Donations toward project cost

-$323.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.05

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$0.00

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