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Mrs. Finney from Paradise CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hopeful Future

Help me give my students the classroom they lost to the Camp Fire. We will need new curriculum and books that were burned. Scholastic News was a favorite of my students!

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My Students

On November 8th of this year the Camp Fire took the town of Paradise. It took the homes of 21 of 24 of my students, it took their classroom, their routine, all of their belongings, and for many their peace of mind; but the fire could not take our community.

For the first few weeks after the fire we met in my home where I taught math and language arts at my kitchen table, on my couch, and in my front yard.

We are now holding school in a large basketball gym with the rest of our K-8 community. We have some supplies and are learning to cope with our new normal. Hope is provided in the kindness and generosity of those who see our passion to rebuild and become even stronger than before. Our school is looking for a temporary facility to house our school. We are looking forward to our own classroom but will need everything that was lost.

My second graders are amazing and remarkably resilient. They have been witness to a tragedy of historic proportions, events they can never forget. They are diligent learners who deserve the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential!

My Project

My classroom burned to the ground, there is nothing left and we are rebuilding with our most basic needs. We are moving to a temporary facility while our town is recovering from the ravaging Camp Fire. I will miss those four walls but I am happy to rebuild with a fresh start!

The most basic needs are for furniture and curriculum.

My class loves to read so we will be rebuilding our library and will need bookshelves.

In addition, Scholastic News will be important at our temporary facility. Scholastic News was a favorite of my students!

All donations will be used to provide the best education possible for my second graders who are living with the worst of circumstances.

Mrs. Finney
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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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 24 $138.00
Map Skills for Today: Grade 2 - 1 Workbook / - / Grade 2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $4.95 24 $118.80
Biographies, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00

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