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Mrs. Morris from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Us Grow With Books!

My students need guided reading books (the collections), books to promote social learning, and books to make grammar easier to learn!

  • $552 goal

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My Students

My students are constantly faced with challenges most people couldn't imagine. Despite the constant struggle, these students come to school every day, ready to learn. I am looking to keep their love of learning alive and bright.

The students are in 2nd grade and love to learn about everything.

Their curiosity is strong, and I aim to keep it that way. All students receive free lunch based on their living situations, and most students live in a single parent household. I focus on the positives in their lives during the school day, especially since most students don't have much positive in their lives.

I cannot control what happens beyond the school day, but I know I can help keep their spirits alive and engage them in hands-on learning.

My Project

Coming from a low socioeconomic background, my students are severely low in reading. Most students only have a first grade reading level by the middle of the school year. Many students don't have access to books outside of the school year. My goal is to allow each student to have access to as many books as they can.

Guided reading is the main approach to becoming a fluent and confident reader.

The collections I have picked out will interest my students and will give them the confidence needed to become a strong reader.

Books that help develop skills, such as grammar and social skills, are important for children to enjoy and read. These books make learning a valuable lesson easier and more fun. The books give concrete examples students can discuss in a safe manner and environment.

Mrs. Morris
Grades PreK-2
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 22 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $78.84 1 $78.84
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 2 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $77.58 1 $77.58
Guided Reading Collection: Kindergarten Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $72.58 1 $72.58
How the Grinch Stole Christmas • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
180 Days of Language for Second Grade • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Math Curse • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hooway for Wodney Wat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Writing Lessons To Meet the Common Core: Grade 2 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Book & CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
CD-No More Monsters for Me! Book and CD No More Monsters for Me! Book and CD • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Stand Tall! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Your Foot's on My Feet! And Other Tricky Nouns • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tikki Tikki Tembo • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Nobody Knew What to Do : A Story about Bullying • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chicken Sunday • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Flower Garden • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Feel Good Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cinderella • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Punctuation Celebration • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Insults Aren't Funny: What to Do About Verbal Bullying • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Plural Word • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Earth Day • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
To Root, to Toot, to Parachute What Is a Verb? • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary What Is an Adjective? • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
I'm and Won't, They're and Don't What's a Contraction? • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! The Story of Little Red Riding Hood As Told by The Wolf • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Seriously, Cinderella Is So Annoying! The Story of Cinderella As Told by The Wicked Stepmother • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Horrible Harry and the Holidaze • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49

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