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Ms. Arreola from Brownsville TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Louis Sachar For All!

My students need a class set of There’s A Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom. This book shows students that it is never too late to try, or change. They learn to believe in themselves!

  • $210 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As an elementary school teacher in a city where every school is a Title I school, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Brownsville, TX has been identified as one of the nation's poorest city. I want to change their perspective on life and realize that no matter where they are and where they come from, they can achieve anything they put their mind to.

Despite the many challenges my students face, I am looking to provide my students with an unforgettable, meaningful, and active learning experience.

By the time students get to fifth grade, they say that they hate reading, and it is not their fault. They do not know what reading is, they believe reading is just the state test, "read a passage and answer questions." However, I am here to change their outlook on reading, and develop a true passion for reading, have them escape into a world that has no limits, where anything can happen.

My Project

My students hate to read, that is until they walk in through my door. They fall in love with reading and develop a desire for novels! Our district has a policy where if your campus does not have a class set, they can find it in other campuses and ask to borrow it for a short period of time. However, this is a popular book and many campuses want it. My campus does not have a class set, and when we do get to borrow one it is only 16 books. I would like to have a class set for our campus, not just for my class but for all classrooms in school. This book is special, the kids deserve easy access to this gem. The students learn to love Bradley, understand Bradley, empathize with Bradley and believe in him. This triggers hope and belief in themselves. In 5th grade students have already been labeled “ the bad kid, the trouble maker”, but everyone can change. If you see yourself as a monster, others will too. You need to see yourself in the best light and believe in yourself and not be afraid to try and fall. But to learn to stand up each time you fall and I have seen it first hand, the students read it, believe it, make a connection, and change.

Ms. Arreola
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom • AKJ Education $5.83 25 $145.75

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