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Ms. Vaughn from Hesperia CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students books to build a diverse class library that will meet the needs of all students.

  • $531 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of third graders who are coming to me with many different levels of reading comprehension skills. They are a unique deserving bunch attending a Title I school where over 80% of the kiddos are on free or reduced lunch and 20% are English Learners. These little ones strive to do their best and I want to provide them with the opportunity to have access to books at their level so they can succeed.

"Every student can learn, just not the same day or the same way" -George Evans.

This is my first year teaching third grade. I came from a sixth grade classroom where I watched students open their world up as they discovered a love for reading. Their vocabulary expanded and conversations shifted. Its all about finding that first good book.

My Project

The idea behind this project is to create a classroom library where my students can find a book at their reading level that they enjoy to evoke a passion and love of books.

"Reading should not be presented as a chore, or a duty, it should be offered as a gift" - Kate Dimacillo.

Finding an interesting book can be tricky for some students. Kids who read 20 minutes a day at home are 80% more successful on testing than those reading 1 minute a day. Reading matters! Help me provide these kiddos with the gift of reading and endless opportunities through this diverse set of books.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $94.91 1 $94.91
The Judy Moody Most Mood-tastic Collection Ever • Amazon Business $39.74 1 $39.74
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $31.59 1 $31.59
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.16 1 $19.16
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $15.24 1 $15.24
No Boring Stories! • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
The Lemonade War Three Books in One: The Lemonade War, The Lemonade Crime, The Bell Bandit (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
The Candy Smash (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Towers Falling • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Magic Trap (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Nothing but Trouble • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94

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