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Ms. Gray from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing 3rd Grade Readers and Leaders

My students need sets of books so that they can develop into strong readers.

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This project supports a Black teacher or a school where most students are Black. See more projects.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Title I school. All of the students receive free breakfast and lunch. Most of the students in my class have challenges accessing technology at home.

Many of my third graders do not have access to books at home.

They would enjoy the exposure to various authors and to different third grade reading series.

My students are eager to increase in their reading skills and to develop as a leader in their school. As we read together, we grow together.

My Project

Third graders are just beginning to read books of their choice. They do not have a lot of exposure to various series or authors.

Third grade students desire to read exciting books.

Third graders love Junie B. Jones books. I want to provide them with books that are age appropriate and that spark their interests. Also, I would like for the books to be culturally diverse and reflect characters that look like them. Dyamonda Daniel is a new series that tells the adventures of a third grade African American girl.

These books will help boost the interest levels of my students and start them on a lifetime journey of reading.

Ms. Gray
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel • AKJ Education $5.39 23 $123.97
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.10 23 $117.30
Junie B. Jones #27: Dumb Bunny • AKJ Education $4.49 23 $103.27
Rich • AKJ Education $4.37 23 $100.51
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Family Under the Bridge • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Mrs Piggie Wiggle's Farm • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Stone Fox: 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $4.92 1 $4.92
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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