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Mr. Shea from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Leveling the Literacy Gap

My students need 1 composition notebook and 1 interactive vocabulary journal for each of them (110 in total).

  • $884 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing young people, many of whom come from less than the most auspicious circumstances.

As a Title 1 school that prioritizes family engagement/outreach, one of the toughest times of the year for our community is when we detail our materials expectations at orientation and in letters home throughout the summer; we know we are asking a lot of our families.

Since we value their partnership and since our students deal with so much else, it would be nice to provide them with basic resources on day one.

My Project

The notebooks requested in this project will be used on a daily basis to further the language acquisition and strengthen the writing/reading comprehension skill of my students.

In many cases, the phrase "against all odds" is apt in describing the significant gains my students have made toward their goals of becoming proficient and adept readers and writers.

For many of them, English is a second language. For others, barriers come in the form of additional responsibilities within the home that inflate the chances of not coming to school totally prepared each day. As they bridge the gap between primary and secondary education the skills these resources will help them hone and develop are exceptionally crucial.

Providing the resources without burdening the family budget and organizing them within the framework of the classroom will ensure that my students make good on the promise that education can be the great equalizer and take some unnecessary stress off of their plate.

Mr. Shea
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG125 - Vocabulary Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 11 $362.89
FG445X - Classic Composition Book - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 11 $307.89

Materials cost

$670.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$751.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.55

Total project goal

$883.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$883.64

7 Donors

-$829.22

Donations toward project cost

-$708.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.63

Matching donations from our partners

-$50.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

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$0.00

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