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Mrs. Scott from Poughkeepsie NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Love of Reading

Help me give my students books to create a love of reading through engaging literature.

  • $823 goal

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My Students

Our school is a richly diverse elementary school with a variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. There are 299 students in our school. We are a Title I School with 60% of students receiving free or reduced price lunch. Twenty-three percent of our population is Hispanic, 28% of our population is African American, 41% is White, 3% is Asian/ Pacific Islander, and 5% of our population is two or more races. Most of our children live in apartments in single-parent households.

Our building is a three-story historical building.

We just celebrated our 75th anniversary, and our building was constructed during Roosevelt's term. We have two sections at every grade level. We have five co-teaching classrooms as well as two 8-1-2 classrooms, which specialize in children with behavioral difficulties.

I consider the students at my school to be special due to their diverse culture and backgrounds. They bring multiple perspectives to our classroom communities. However, due to a lack of resources for many of our students, they are not able to obtain many educational experiences outside of the school.

My Project

Many students in my school do not have resources to books or the ability to go to a library. The only books these students get are from the school library. These books are meant for the students' enjoyment and are usually not on their reading level. I would like to obtain engaging books to send home with each child on their appropriate reading level. We are expecting children to read independently each night, but many of them do not have any books at home. The book would be placed in a bag, sent home, and returned when the child is done reading it. Students would be able to read books on their level, and therefore increase their success as a reader. Increasing their opportunities to read will improve their reading ability.

Mrs. Scott
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 ( Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades 4-6 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 8 $600.00

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