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Mrs. Chevez from Midvale UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Teach a Child to Read

Help me give my students access to fiction and non-fiction texts such as Scholastic News and other book collections to captivate their interest and meet their varied reading needs.

  • $670 goal

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My Students

Curious, eager, and full of life; these are all characteristics that come to mind when I reflect on the little second graders in my class this year. These kids want to know everything about the world around them. They pour over books, soak up information from educational videos, and listen intently to instruction about new things.

Many come from homes where they don't have access to appropriate reading materials, meaning that what they get in my class is literally all they get to read each day - no bedtime stories with mom and dad, no special trips to the public library...just what I can provide for them at school.

They have a hunger for knowledge and deserve to have the highest quality resources at their fingertips, opening the doors to a brighter future for not only themselves, but their families as well.

My Project

Many of my students come from low-income families, or are temporarily housed at a nearby homeless shelter. Very few have access to books at their reading levels or in their native languages. When I started in my new classroom this year, I didn't have a class library. The majority of the books the students are reading were purchased with my personal funds. Others were donated by the school library, but are outdated and the students show little interest in them.

Some say that if you give a child a book, they will learn to read; I say give a teacher the books she needs and she will not only teach countless students to read, but to love learning as well.

I believe in equity in education, or that all students deserve access to interesting and informative materials, regardless of their socioeconomic status. With the Scholastic News articles, I will be better able to engage students in authentic nonfiction texts that align with our Science and Social Studies standards. I will also have access to videos and other online activities which are especially helpful for those students reading below their grade level. The lower-level book collections and books in Spanish will also help me to support the 20 English Language Learners I work with across 2nd grade.

Mrs. Chevez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 2 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 23 $132.25
Growth Mindset (7 Books) • AKJ Education $86.69 1 $86.69
Kindergarten Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set (12 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $65.69 1 $65.69
Fiction Favorites (7 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $56.03 1 $56.03
Kindergarten High Interest, Low-Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $47.90 1 $47.90
Grade 2 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $43.23 1 $43.23
How Things Work (6 Books) • AKJ Education $40.18 1 $40.18
Grade 1 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.48 1 $36.48
Thanks for the Feedback(I Think) • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86

Materials cost

$518.31

Vendor shipping charges

$13.22

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$569.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.46

Total project goal

$669.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$669.76

3 Donors

-$619.76

Donations toward project cost

-$526.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.96

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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