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Ms. Chaney from Memphis TN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Read: Reading for a Purpose!

Help me give my students culturally appropriate books to enhance their joy in reading.

  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are compassionate, creative, and loving. Each day they enter our schools with bright smiles, warm greetings, and big hugs. They have so much love to give. They love books and technology.

We do not have a Librarian at our school and many students do not have access to books at home, so the only books students have are in the classroom.

Our classroom libraries are composed of books from the publishing company that don't always reflect out culture and heritage.

Reading is essential for my students. Each day students inquire when will they receive books that they can relate to. There is a buzz about books and an excitement for reading in our school.

My Project

The books chosen will help students relate to people who look like them, share similar experiences, and open their world up to endless possibilities.

Students will select these books to read for enjoyment and to help increase Literacy in first and second Grade during their Drop Everything and Read Time.

This is a 45-minute block of time used specifically to help students develop a passion for reading and help with the learning loss experienced during the pandemic.

Additionally, these books will help students read large passages when they are assessed and help fulfill the requirements needed to be promoted to the next grade level.

Ms. Chaney
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 108 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beautiful Curly Me Signed by Author • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $25.00 5 $125.00
Like Me Leaders • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $14.00 5 $70.00
Just Ask Be Different Be Brave Be You • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $14.00 5 $70.00
Brown Boy Joy • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $11.00 5 $55.00
My Brown Skin • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $11.00 5 $55.00
Our Class is a Family • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $13.00 2 $26.00
The ABCs of Black History • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 2 $20.00

Materials cost

$421.00

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$462.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.59

Total project goal

$543.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.91

11 Donors

-$541.55

Donations toward project cost

-$462.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.36

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$0.00

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

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