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Mrs. Marien from Springfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Brains Grow With New Books!

My students need books to help them grow as readers, and to help them prepare for middle school.

  • $584 goal

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My Students

My students come from a high-poverty urban area, 100% of whom receive free lunch. Many of these students are below grade level in reading, writing, and/or math. We have a large population of English Language Learners, many who need to make vast gains in order to reach grade level in either English Language Arts or Mathematics, or in both.

As an interventionist, I get to know my students on a more personal, small-group level.

My students love their school, love their teachers and peers, and strive to make the necessary gains to reach academic and lifelong success.

My Project

By funding this project, our students will have the opportunity to take home books overnight and on the weekends. It's essential that our students are reading for at least 30 minutes each night, and we needs high-interest books to keep these growing minds entertained. Our school library lacks the tools that we need, and many students do not utilize their public library.

The best way for our students to improve as readers and scholars is to READ, and the best way to read is to make sure we ENJOY what we are reading!

By helping us out, we will have the resources that we need.

Mrs. Marien
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 15 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME FOR KIDS(r) Nonfiction Readers Grade 5 Complete Set (30-Book Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $288.96 1 $288.96
Guided Reading Collection: Level T Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $123.33 1 $123.33
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 1 $46.71

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