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Ms. Hawkins from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Christmas Books

Help me give my students books as presents to take home with them over Christmas. Every year we do a unit on the Polar Express and would love for them to be able to have their own.

  • $544 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Every year I strive to make sure my students are able to take home a book that they can read over Christmas Break. Every year I do a unit on the Polar Express where we transform our classroom to the polar express. We drink hot cocoa and we do learning activities based around the Polar Express. This year I want each one of my students to be able to take their own copy of the book home with them. I want them to have a book to read over break.

These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create.

They will get to continue to enhance their learning at home and have a book they can read the night before Christmas with their parents.

Ms. Hawkins
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • Amazon Business $17.75 24 $426.00

Materials cost

$426.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$462.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.60

Total project goal

$543.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.99

2 Donors

-$543.99

Donations toward project cost

-$462.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.60

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$0.00

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