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Mrs. Cousins from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy for Freedom

Help me give my students a subscription to Time for Kids and 2 class sets of novels to bring their love of reading to life!

  • $756 goal

This project expired on March 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We call our students scholars because we believe in their potential to change the world. But, to truly become the next leaders and change agents our scholars must be able to read and compute at grade level. Children become readers on the laps of their parents. Unfortunately, many students from low income communities miss the opportunity to create these loving memories with their families. It has been said that students from improvished communities come into the classroom with a 30 million word gap! My students are no exception.

My Project

The products I chose will help my students become better readers. Time for Kids subscriptions will inspire and empower my students through the power of journalism. There are also so many benefits to reading novels in the classroom. Novels improve vocabulary acquisition, improves communication skills, and help children development invaluable background knowledge about the world outside of their own. Many of my students lack the motivation to read and write. Novels unlock curiosity and increases student engagement! Most importantly, giving children the gift of high interest books can bring them closer to developing a lifelong love of reading that will carry through for the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Cousins
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 56 $313.04
Morning Girl • AKJ Education $4.37 56 $244.72
TIME For Kids - 3-4 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 10 $45.00

Materials cost

$602.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$641.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.26

Total project goal

$755.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$755.06

1 Donor

-$755.06

Donations toward project cost

-$641.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$113.26

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$0.00

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