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Mrs. Abrams from Palmdale CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My ELL Students to Succeed!

My students need multiple children's books, exploration kits, and a senses theme box and library.

  • $461 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you know that only 20% of ELL students go on to graduate from high school? Well, the sad truth is that many of them never get the love for learning and do not develop the reading skills well enough to feel successful.

My students come from a low income neighborhood where many parents do not speak English or cannot read.

School is often the only place where students can feel successful and get help with basic skills. Most of my students come to kindergarten not knowing any letters or numbers. The sad reality is that 40% of them will be recommended for retention because they are not getting the help they need at home. And 1/2 day kindergarten is not enough for these kids.

My Project

So in order to use my time in the classroom to the fullest I am requesting materials to help them succeed. I am requesting sets of books to go along with the cd books we currently have. These books inspire my students to learn to read. It helps them to hear a good reader's voice and be able to follow along while the reader is reading. I am also requesting labels to put the high frequency words on. They will wear these words around the entire school day and use this word as often as they can. Then when they get home, their parents can also use the word written right on their shirt. I am also requesting some science activity centers to get the students more engaged in science with hands-on activities. The 5 senses activity kit and library will help to enhance the learning of the 5 senses. The kit will work as a center activity with the follow up of the library books that will also enhance their experience.

I know that my students need to be engaged at all times in the classroom and that is why I am asking for your help.

Please help these Southern Californian children get the activities and supplies they need. Since the school has a huge budget crisis, I am now asking for your help! Thank you so much!

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

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC1011 - Sink or Float Exploration Kit • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
RE192 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
FF944 - Five Senses Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
RE993 - Five Senses Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning $34.50 1 $34.50
CA609 - Sing-Along Read-Along Classics with CDs • Lakeshore Learning $29.00 1 $29.00
AVERY 5160 BONUS PK.,25% MORE, WH. EASY PEEL MAILING LABEL, -- Avery Laser Label Sheets; 1x2-5/8", Bonus Pack • Quill $26.99 1 $26.99
Goldilocks and the Three Bears • AKJ Books $6.10 4 $24.40
TACKY THE PENGUIN, PAPERBACK -- Classic Children's Books; Tacky the Penguin, Paperback • Quill $6.20 4 $24.80
MARY WORE HER RED DRESS BOOK -- Favorite Character Books; Mary Wore Her Red Dress • Quill $5.30 4 $21.20
SHEEP IN A JEEP BOOK -- Classroom Favorite Books; Sheep in a Jeep • Quill $5.30 4 $21.20

Materials cost

$321.49

Vendor shipping charges

$0.94

State sales tax

$29.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$391.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.12

Total project goal

$460.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.79

4 Donors

-$96.00

Donations toward project cost

-$81.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.40

match offer

-$364.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$310.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.72

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$0.00

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