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Mrs. Sawyer from S Glens Falls NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Gifting Books During the Holiday Season

Help me give my students holiday books to keep and read with their families during winter break!

  • $604 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Academic Intervention Services to students in grades K-5.

I encourage my students to know that they are readers.

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” -Margaret Fuller.

Our rural elementary school in upstate New York has a student population of three hundred and fifty students. Students who are at risk of failing the New York State Assessments and students who are having difficulty academically are recommended to receive Academic Intervention Services. That's where my room comes into play.

My students are hardworking and imaginative young learners. They strive every day to improve all areas of their literacy deficiencies. My students are all very eager to learn and love coming to school. They are independent, hardworking and compassionate.

My Project

By purchasing these books, we can distribute differentiated books during the holiday season to students who are in dire need of reading materials at home.

These students will then be able to read with their families over winter break, in hopes to encourage lasting literacy gains and positive reading experiences.

By promoting reading with young students, their skills can be sustained throughout the school year, enabling students to stay on track for a long lasting love of reading. The reading teachers will wrap up and distribute the gift of reading to those students who need it most. Encouraging literacy is a sure key for the future success of our next generation of students. Our hopes is to place a book in each child's hands, before they walk out of the door for their winter fun!

Mrs. Sawyer
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • Amazon Business $15.41 5 $77.05
Santa's Underwear • Amazon Business $9.67 5 $48.35
Snowballs (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
Snowflake Bentley • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
Snow • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $7.94 5 $39.70
How Santa Got His Job • Amazon Business $7.53 5 $37.65
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder • Amazon Business $7.41 5 $37.05
How to Catch an Elf • Amazon Business $6.69 5 $33.45
Animals in Winter (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Sneezy the Snowman • Amazon Business $5.00 5 $25.00
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
The Family Under the Bridge • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stanley's Christmas Adventure (Flat Stanley) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Snowman (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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