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Mr. Thiry from Independence MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Give the Gift of Reading

Help me give my students the love of reading over the Christmas holidays. The best thing kids can do when they have nothing to do is read. I want to give each of them a small gift.

  • $548 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is one of a few in the nation pioneering High School Academies. Due to the highly diverse school population, students bring various learning experiences, background knowledge, and cultural views to the table.

Not only does my High School house the English Language Learner (ELL) program, but also the Early Childhood Center (ECC) for teen parents.

Most of my ELLs have experienced trauma most people cannot even fathom. They arrive to this country with so many unique skills and strengths though!

My Project

My ELL students need books to read during the holiday season. A regular reading practice is proven to improve a child's educational success. For ELLs, reading books is a great way to gain exposure to English vocabulary, develop comprehension strategies, and read with family members.

Most of my kids struggle through the holidays because their families do not live in the USA.

I have identified a variety of graded-level books to engage kids at all different English levels. I hope that by giving each of them a small book with a kind message inside, they will feel the love this holiday season.

Mr. Thiry
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thomas Jefferson • AKJ Education $10.00 2 $20.00
Tom Gates • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
George vs. George • AKJ Education $8.99 2 $17.98
Keep Running, Gingerbread Man! A Story About Being Active • AKJ Education $8.29 2 $16.58
What Do Living Things Need? • AKJ Education $6.29 2 $12.58
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.29 2 $12.58
Who Was Ben Franklin? • AKJ Education $4.19 3 $12.57
Who Was Charles Darwin? • AKJ Education $4.19 3 $12.57
Who was Thomas Jefferson? • AKJ Education $4.19 3 $12.57
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • AKJ Education $4.19 3 $12.57
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Encounter • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
A Rainbow of My Own • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Astronaut • AKJ Education $5.57 2 $11.14
ALEX PLAYS SOCCER • AKJ Education $5.57 2 $11.14
Flowers: Bridging School to Home • AKJ Education $5.57 2 $11.14
WHAT AM I? • AKJ Education $5.57 2 $11.14
WE NEED TREES • AKJ Education $5.57 2 $11.14
Cats • AKJ Education $5.57 2 $11.14
Bird Feeder • AKJ Education $5.57 2 $11.14
Spaceship • AKJ Education $5.57 2 $11.14
At The Zoo • AKJ Education $5.57 2 $11.14
Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $3.49 3 $10.47
The Lion and the Mouse • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
When the Circus Comes to Town (Us) • AKJ Education $4.48 2 $8.96
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Who Was Johnny Appleseed? • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Water • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Who Was Daniel Boone? • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Who Was King Tut? • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
I Eat a Rainbow • AKJ Education $4.17 2 $8.34
Sleeping Bootsie • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Spots and Stripes • AKJ Education $3.61 2 $7.22
Dirty Larry • AKJ Education $3.47 2 $6.94
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19

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