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Mrs. Shaffer from Dearing GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digging Our Roots Into Reading Part 2

My students need these fabulous books as resources for our hands-on reading curriculum.

  • $241 goal

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My Students

A day in Mrs. S's classroom is no ordinary day. It is a melting pot of cultures and languages which encourages the expression of individuality. We are a Title l school with a high number of English Language Learners. Students come to school with a wide variety of different learning abilities; they are from a rural area and low socioeconomic backgrounds, though they come to school ready and eager to learn.

I teach a large number of students for whom English is not their first language.

One of my goals is to increase their English language proficiency to help them succeed in school and in life. In turn, I hope to aid their family advance and succeed in society. In our classroom, we use a mixture of flexible grouping to promote academic language use-- where students are encouraged to voice different opinions and justify their thinking.

My Project

My students are seven and eight years old. While some students may have already begun to bloom into wonderful young readers, others require a more in depth reading program. The same old drills often become rote and boring to our children--they need something exciting and more hands-on with vocabulary and reading fluency.

It's a sad day when a child claims that reading is sooo boring!

How can they fall in love with content that is so unexciting?

The solution is a program called Rooted in Reading. This summer I purchased a reading curriculum that focuses all foundational reading skills around a different picture book each week. I have worked hard all summer preparing the resources in the program. I need the requested books, like Library Lion, Old Elm Speaks, and Koala Lou to implement our exciting new reading program. I can't wait to get started and witness the joy these stories bring to my students!

Mrs. Shaffer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Library Lion • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Fireflies (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $16.07 1 $16.07
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
National Geographic Readers: Sharks • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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