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Mrs. Baumgardner from Charleston SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Having Access to High Quality Books is Life-Changing!

Help me give my students access to newer books that they can relate to. This will help develop their love for learning and reading.

  • $540 goal

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My Students

I have students that are from high poverty families. My students are also living in single-parent households. My students deserve the best opportunities that I can provide for them. Our school population has many disadvantages such as no permanent residence to displacement due to fires, etc.

My students look for stability in their school environment to supplement the meager surroundings at home.

My students come each day with love and eagerness to learn. It is really a safe haven for them.

Many of my students have to share a bed with their siblings.

My Project

My students come from meager surroundings. Providing them with high quality, high interest books that they can relate to will provide motivation for my students to want to pick up that book and learn about what is between those pages. Most students these days are so integrated with technology that books seem antiquated.

I want to reintroduce a love of reading authentic books, not just digital texts.

Helping me to provide these books for my students will be life altering for them. Most of my students do not have any books in their homes. Allowing them to borrow books from my classroom library to read will provide an escape for them to other places that only books can provide.

Thank you for your kind generosity.

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

Equity Focus

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 30 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 4 Best Sellers (20 books) • AKJ Education $110.56 1 $110.56
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 1 Best Sellers (20 books) • AKJ Education $82.86 1 $82.86
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 2 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $81.70 1 $81.70
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Best Sellers (16 books) • AKJ Education $76.14 1 $76.14
Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Winners (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
Wonders Grade 3- One of a Kind (3 Books) • AKJ Education $19.28 1 $19.28

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