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Ms. Foley from White River SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding the Hero in Every Student

My students need to believe in heroes so they can become heroes. WE need books.

  • $550 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incredibly diverse with over 80% of the student body identifying as Native American. 100% of my students are on free and reduced lunch. The are 100 students in the high school.

When I say we're rural I mean it - the closest hospital is 50 miles away and the closest walmart is nearly 100 miles away - we have 6 stop signs and a gas station.

My kids are wonderful, hard working and self sufficient but lack opportunity. That's why I'm here, too educate the mind and teach the heart.

My Project

Kids struggle with reading, that's not news. In my years of teaching I've found that it doesn't matter WHAT they read... as long as they're processing words, vocabulary, grammar, writing skills will develop. The trick is putting books that will engage and inspire in their hands.

Kids need more than basic ELA skills.

They need to be inspired by greatness - they need to see young people like themselves challenged and overcoming challenges and struggling with decisions (and consequences). That is why I want to offer unit novel studies (The Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson and the Olympians) on young heroes that are flawed but overcome challenges. When students can relate and see themselves in the characters in books, they not only read the story, they engage and ENJOY reading.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 50 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid • AKJ Education $7.29 20 $145.80
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer • AKJ Education $7.29 20 $145.80
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.83 20 $116.60

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