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Ms. Griffin from Flint MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Closing the Achievement Gap

My students need practical materials, not abstract ideas - tools that will be more engaging and more memorable - tools that will build their confidence and stamina for test day and beyond!

  • $568 goal

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My Students

My students come from mostly low-income households, many living with single parents or grandparents. We are a 100% subsidized-school-lunch school, and most of our students count on us not only for education but for support in all areas of their lives. They battle poverty, neighborhood violence, family instability, and educational gaps, and there is a stark turnover rate of teachers and administrators in their schools. For some, school is the only place they feel safe, warm, well-fed, and cared about, so we teachers face a real battle helping them believe in their potential for success in life.

My Project

My juniors come in terrified of a test that measures their fitness for life after high school. Too many feel ill-equipped to to bridge the gap between earlier test scores and the benchmarks they are measured against.

But they have big dreams still, and no test should stand in their way!

Whether we're newly teaching or re-teaching, traditional curriculum just doesn't cut it. We have to work faster and harder to learn and re-learn. The flash card sets and practice tests and "test hack" books will help my students build skills for success through engaging, interactive lessons. I am especially excited about the book, "Mental Math: Tricks To Become A Human Calculator" since our growth in the area of math needs the most attention.

Ms. Griffin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Debra Dale Designs - 1,000 Small Blank Study Flash Cards Note Cards - Single Hole Punched - Premium Heavy 140# Index Card Stock - Six (6) Colors - Five (5) Metal Binder Rings - 3.5 x 2 Inches • Amazon Business $37.25 5 $186.25
New SAT Writing and Language 12 Practice Tests with Complete Strategies and Expl: 70 SAT HACKERS RULES for the Sentence Error Questions that Appear Always on NEW SAT (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00
KALLIS' Redesigned SAT Pattern Strategy + 6 Full Length Practice Tests (College SAT Prep + Study Guide Book for the New SAT) • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Bazic 1" Metal Book Rings, Assorted Nickel-Plated Steel Rings (3-Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $5.59 5 $27.95
SAT Hacks: The definitive guide to the new SAT. (Test Prep Hacks) • Amazon Business $25.87 1 $25.87
SAT Vocabulary: A New Approach • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
The College Panda's SAT Essay: The Battle-tested Guide for the New SAT 2016 Essay • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
New SAT Grammar Workbook (Advanced Practice Series) 3rd ed (Volume 8) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
SAT Prep Book: SAT Secrets Study Guide: Complete Review, Practice Tests, Video Tutorials for the New College Board SAT Exam • Amazon Business $16.56 1 $16.56
Essential SAT Vocabulary, 2nd Edition: Flashcards + Online: 500 Essential Vocabulary Words to Help Boost Your SAT Score (College Test Preparation) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
1100 Words You Need to Know Flashcards • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Barron's NEW SAT Flash Cards, 3rd Edition: 500 Flash Cards to Help You Achieve a Higher Score • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
Mental Math: Tricks To Become A Human Calculator (For Speed Math, Math Tricks, Vedic Math Enthusiasts & GMAT, GRE, SAT Students) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Barron's Math Workbook for the NEW SAT, 6th Edition (Barron's Sat Math Workbook) • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33

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