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Ms. Willis from Benton Harbor MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Grow in Reading!

My students need to grow in their reading abilities. The school has a limited library available for check out.

  • $952 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazing group of people! They have incredible hearts despite tough circumstances. Each of them come from what seems to be poor economic backgrounds. There are single and two parent families, single parent working two jobs, grandparents raising grandchildren, and foster families with in my classroom. Many of my students have seen violence within the home and in the streets. This trauma to children has a great impact on their learning.

Presently, this third grade class is academically at a first grade level.

Emotionally and socially I would say they are at a kindergarten level. Rage is a common classroom problem. I deal with it using patience and compassion.

My Project

My students practice reading in small groups daily with teacher. These materials will engage my students in nonfiction and possibly open a career path for them. Presently, their world is filled with some sort of trauma. It would be awesome to open their eyes to things outside their pain.

Student who are not working with me are still grouped and are working on other centers.

The listen to reading center will accomplish something all my students love and that is to listen to a story being read to them. I chose a set of read-alongs most likely at their level.

Ms. Willis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG820 - Read-Along Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
RE435X - I Can Read! Read-Alongs - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
LL622 - Level K Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $48.99 1 $48.99
LL616 - Level F Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
LL617 - Level G Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $43.99 1 $43.99
LL615 - Level E Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
LL625 - Level N Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.99 1 $40.99
LL623 - Level L Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.99 1 $40.99
LL618 - Level H Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LL624 - Level M Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.99 1 $38.99
LL626 - Level O Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99

Materials cost

$766.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$808.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.66

Total project goal

$951.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$951.07

1 Donor

-$951.07

Donations toward project cost

-$808.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$142.66

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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