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Mrs. Spencer from Alameda CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Modernization

My students need a library that is relevant to their lives. The Globe is important as it represents that the world in one and that the library is a place of inclusion.

  • $588 goal

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My Students

My students are an accepting community that brings together 26 different languages, as many different ethnicities, 17 different religions and the spectrum of gender and sexual orientation diversity. They range in age from 10 to 18 in grades 6th to 12th.

My students are passionate about learning.

They have a wide range of interests that keep them engaged in school.

However, many of the students struggle with economic hardship that appears in their reading and writing skills, hence, our subgroups are far below the states average for academic success. This is why they need a library that is relevant to their world.

My Project

The library collection at AMES is aver 30 years old. I am hoping to modernize it this year by bringing in relevant 21st century reading materials to encourage more student use of the collection and space. The faculty and administration are working hard to fill the achievement gap and the library is an integral part of this.

We want the library and it's collection to support our students with their educational aspirations.

This grant will help achieve this goal by bringing in organizational supplies that will make the stacks more inviting. It will also bring in books that are relevant to the students in our population. Finally this grant will supply our library a much needed updated globe for student exploration and global understanding.

The supplies requested from this grant will be used immediately in our plan to update and modernize our library collection. thanks for considering our requests.

Mrs. Spencer
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Scoop Front Storage Bins, Blue (10Pack) • Amazon Business $39.50 2 $79.00
ZUEDA 13 inch Cartography World Globe| Gyro-Assembled Revolution Geographic Globe| Desktop Political Globe for Kids & Teachers, Educational Gift • Amazon Business $69.00 1 $69.00
Sterilite 16249006 Medium Black Ultra Basket with Titanium Inserts, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
ECR4Kids Scoop Front Storage Bins, Clear (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $31.67 1 $31.67
The Soviet Night Witches: Brave Women Bomber Pilots of World War II • AKJ Education $20.43 1 $20.43
Getting Away with Murder The True Story of the Emmett Till Case • AKJ Education $19.79 1 $19.79
Harlem A Poem • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Samurai Rising The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Freedom Walkers :The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $10.80 1 $10.80
Rosie the Riveter • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Across America on an Emigrant Train • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Immigration • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Civil Rights • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Hana's Suitcase The Quest to Solve a Holocaust Mystery • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
King George: What Was His Problem? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Candy Bomber The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Black Heroes of the American Revolution • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Japanese American Internment • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Women Behind Rosie the Riveter: Working for the U.S. War Effort • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
The U.S. WASP: Trailblazing Women Pilots of World War II • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
The Cage • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Religion • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Fourth Amendment: Civil Liberties • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Make Way for Sam Houston • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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