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Ms. Lambert from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Big Sister Will Teach Me to Read

Help me give my students access to a variety of books that focuses on life, creativity, and imagination.

  • $157 goal

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My Students

Frederick Douglass quoted “ Once you learn to read, you will forever be free.”

My 1st grade Superheroes are very intellectual , open-minded and eager to learn new things outside their standard curriculum.

My students all come from impoverished areas with limited resources. They attend a Title 1 school in which the majority depends on outside sources to help fund their school , their education and the extra materials needed to learn in the classroom .

The education dynamics has changed. A lot of children are starting school not prepared for everyday school life. My heart focuses strongly on literacy in my classroom trying to give my students a chance to compete in my life. Some of my students had the benefit of attending pre-k and head start programs and some didn’t. My students love read a louds and love to read to me as well. Literacy is the foundation of early education , and as an educator I want to provide to my students nothing but the best classroom library and a variety of selections from each genre. My students believe in giving back to their community and what better way than to give back to the pre-k students.

My Project

Reading is a skill that is very beneficial to each child and having access to a different genre of books is amazing. While having access to and helping educate two pre-k classrooms, Reading is a skill that will guide children through everyday life no matter what the task is. A deficiency in reading may decrease the lack of vocabulary needed to sustain the social-emotional growth needed in a classroom or school environment.

We are starting a Big Sister/ Little Sister reading mentoring program to help our pre-k students build the confidence to enhance their love for reading while mentoring through reading.

At our school, we have club day once a month. On these days, the school’s upper grade students will read a variety of books to increase literacy, vocabulary and comprehension with our pre-k students. I can tackle many uses and needs with a library with multiple genre of books. The main focus is to give my pre-k students books that are not curriculum embedded. But more of the less, books that relate to their age, their everyday life , their creativity and imagination. With these books pre-k students will feel on top of the world while having a Big Sister as a mentor read it to them .

Ms. Lambert
Grades PreK-2
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mixed Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Please, Puppy, Please • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Giant Steps to Change the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters An African Tale • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
What Was I Scared Of? (A Glow-in-the Dark Encounter) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Please, Baby, Please • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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