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Ms. Erickson from Moreno Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students class sets of great books. Each student will have their own copy of a good book.

  • $564 goal

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My Students

I love the enthusiasm and energy my students have. Every one of my 32 5th graders has their own story. But when they enter my classroom we work as a team. I try to make the time I have with them meaningful. I want the 6.5 hours they have with me to be the best part of their day.

I face the same challenges as most teachers.

I have low income families, Foster care children, kids with special needs and English language learners. But in between all the diversity in my little classroom we all come together and make it happen.

My Project

I want my students to have the experience of sitting down with a great book. Having a class set of books will let each of my 33 5th graders have their own copy of a great piece of literature. Now that my kids are in 5th grade they read pretty well.

I want them to go from learning to read to loving to read.

I want to teach them to love reading. I want them to get the good feeling of sitting down with a new book in their hands and just enjoy the story. These class sets will be taken well care of and used for many years to come.

Ms. Erickson
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 33 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.59 35 $195.65
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 35 $191.80
Hatchet • AKJ Education $18.25 1 $18.25

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