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Mrs. Hembree from Roebuck SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

No Summer Slide!

My students need books and bookbags for summer reading to help prevent the summer slide.

  • $535 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a public, suburban school with a diverse student population in a rapidly growing community. Our students are in grades 4-K through fifth grade.

"Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." -Malala Yousafzai.

I believe this is true and I hope to show my students this every time they come to the Media Center.

We believe that each child should and will have opportunities to progress academically and socially through a challenging instructional environment.

My Project

Research shows that low-income students lose more than two months in reading achievement during the summer because they don't have access to books. As an elementary student, this means they lose a whole year of reading achievement by the end of elementary school. We want to provide our students that do not have any books at home with a bag of books that they can read during the summer months to hopefully prevent this summer reading achievement loss. The materials funded through this grant (combined with other books) will provide the essential elements for summer reading, other than the students, the book, and the bags!

Reading is very important in every part of a child's life!

My hope is that creating positive reading experiences will help our students continue to grow as readers now and in the future.

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

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This project will reach 830 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20 x Bulk Drawstring Backpack - 5 Color Assortment Sports Bag Cinch Sack (Multi) • Amazon Business $28.49 5 $142.45
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $29.07 1 $29.07
Theodore Boone Box Set (Kid Lawyer / The Abduction / The Accused / The Activist) • Amazon Business $22.37 1 $22.37
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $10.34 2 $20.68
Mr. Men 40th Anniversary Box Set • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set: Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again! • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
Little Critter: Bedtime Storybook Boxed Set: 5 Favorite Critter Tales! • Amazon Business $8.60 2 $17.20
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $17.03 1 $17.03
Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set: 5-Book 8x8 Set • Amazon Business $8.31 2 $16.62
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
Big Nate: From the Top • Amazon Business $6.93 2 $13.86
The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
The Missing Mummy (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Little Critter: Going to the Firehouse (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder (Junie B. Jones, No. 20) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (Junie B. Jones, No. 19) • Amazon Business $3.13 1 $3.13
Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (Bailey School Kids #5) • Amazon Business $2.98 1 $2.98
Just Go to Bed (Little Critter) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
Just Me and My Mom (A Little Critter Book) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81

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