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Mrs. Gainey from Jacksonville FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooked on Books!

Help me give my students informational readers to increase their background knowledge on various topics.

  • $541 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach first grade at a Title I school. Many of our families are economically challenged, which means students often lack the typical life experiences that help them build the background knowledge necessary for academic success. Nevertheless, they are very capable of learning and have a great desire to do so!

Together we "work hard and get smart"(our school motto)!

Despite this time of uncertainty, we will build a community that inspires and creates a love of learning and deep connections that will most certainly make us family. Please invest in our mission with your contribution. It is greatly appreciated.

My Project

The best way for readers to improve their reading is to read! My goal is to fill my classroom with books and give students plenty of opportunities to read them.

First graders need informational texts to increase their schema on various topics.

Nonfiction texts grab students' attention and engage them in the reading process. They help readers build background knowledge on topics of which they have limited experiences.

These informational text will have a huge impact on my students' reading growth! They will grow my students into life long readers!

Mrs. Gainey
Grades PreK-2
More than half of 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 22 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA937 - Children of the World Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
RA218 - Animals Up Close Photo Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $71.50 1 $71.50
Our Community Helpers Paperback Books - Set of 10 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $54.86 1 $54.86
FF465 - Moods Emotions Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Weather Basics Early STEM Learning Books with Photos - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $41.36 1 $41.36
National Geographic Nonfiction for Young Readers - Level 2 - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
In My Neighborhood Books to Practice Literacy in a Familiar Setting - Set of 5 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.36 1 $32.36
Good Health Habits and Your Body Nutritious Living Books - Set of 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Explore My World Books - Set of 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76

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