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  • $883 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Williams
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

High Poverty Classroom in Need of Books!

My students need access to books, phonics, headphones and interactive comprehension learning games in order to become successful readers.

My Students

My students are pushing to be successful readers this year. This is an accomplishment that only 5% of students were able to achieve the year before. We are working hard to increase that percentage by 75% at least!

Students Who Achieve Greatness (S.W.A.G.)!

This is what we live by in our 3rd grade classroom. Everyday students are pushed to be the best possible readers, leaders, and achievers that they can be. My students are extremely invested in our goals for the year, however, they have so many things stacked against them. We are located in a 'not so old' charter school in one of the most poverty stricken areas in Miami-Dade. Violence is very much a reality in the community and many students only feel safe and secure inside the classroom. This is one of the reasons in which I hope to create one of the most safe and engaging learning environments possible. Our class is ready to take on the challenge of reading despite coming in with many deficiencies. Books are starting to become 'not so scary' after all.

My Project

The leveled library will help my students boost their reading levels. Currently we have a few battered up, well-used text. The library will range from a 1st to 4th grade level. That way every students can find the book that's 'just right' and progress to more difficult levels as their ability strengthens. The headphones are essential for students to be able to use the computers. Currently we have computers with reading programs but no way to use them due to the problems with volume. Parents were asked to provide students with headphones however I have received many notes from regretful parents stating that they cannot afford to purchase them. The comprehension games will take the most complex reading issue that students have and make it fun. Unfortunately, some of my students associate reading with failure and thus they dread it. Having games will have them increase their skills while showing them that reading can indeed be exciting!

Reading is essential to be successful in life.

Over the years there have been studies that estimate that kids who are behind in 3rd grade reading are 4 times more likely to drop out. Furthermore, in the state of Florida students may be held back for up to 2 years if they are not able to pass the end of year reading test. The lack of resources in our classroom is disturbingly evident. Please help change the lives of my students by providing access to what every child should have: books.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD911 - Reading Comprehension Instant Learning Games - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
GG880 - Reading Comprehension Games Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
JVC - On-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy for Business $4.99 10 $49.90
AA339 - Level P Book Bin - Gr. 3-4 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.99 1 $37.99
AA338 - Level O Book Bin - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA316 - Level I Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA318 - Level K Book Bin - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA336 - Level M Book Bin - Gr. 2-3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
AA337 - Level N Book Bin - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
AA319 - Level L Book Bin - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
AA848 - Level O Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
AA317 - Level J Book Bin - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
AA846 - Level M Extra Book Set - Gr. 2-3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
AA847 - Level N Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
HH611 - Phonics Tic-Tac-Toe Game - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$697.81

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$750.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.40

Total project goal

$882.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$882.68

5 Donors

-$293.70

Donations toward project cost

-$264.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$571.33

Match offers toward project cost

-$485.63

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 39 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 7 other donors.

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