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Ms. Al-Zaharnah from Dearborn HTS MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Prizes and Books

Help me give my students rewards for meeting their reading, math, and personal goals, as well as books for our library.

  • $160 goal

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My Students

My classroom is the home away from home to our 2nd grade ESL students. These students all receive free lunch and some are even refugees, but you would never be able to tell of the barriers they are facing when they're in my classroom working hard and soaking in new learning.

My students are a diverse bunch of bright and excited students who are eager and ready to learn.

Many of these students come to my classroom with low reading skills or sometimes even no English at all, and I see them facing many challenges. Even so, they are still happy, inquisitive children who deserve to have the same opportunities as all other students. Because of this, I am looking to provide my students with fun prizes that will help reward them for meeting their goals and/or exhibiting positive behaviors in the classroom.

With your help through donations, my students will be able to enjoy exciting and fun rewards of their choosing for when they meet their personal and academic goals and/or when they show positive behavior in and out of the classroom.

Also, included in this project are books that we need for our Rooted in Reading program.

My Project

My students are hard workers who like to set goals for themselves, both personal and academic. The prizes will help to motivate and reward my students for meeting their goals. Also, in my cart are books that go along with the Rooted in Reading program that we are currently using for reading, writing, grammar, and some drawing fun.

By actually having these books available, students will be able to reread their favorite stories.

After reading these stories we will use them and analyze them for specific lessons. We will also use them as mentor texts for writing lessons and grammar lessons.

Ms. Al-Zaharnah
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bulk Assorted Candy, 6.5 LB, Individually Wrapped Candies, Best Party Mix For Birthday, Pinata Candy Gift Box, Includes Skittles, Twizzlers, Starbursts, Swedish Fish, Lollipops, Tootsie Rolls & More! • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00

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