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Mrs. Gorman from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Love of Literacy

Help me give my students some books to borrow and read at home. Students need high interest books such as Hair Love and I Believe I Can to accelerate their learning!

  • $600 goal

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My Students

The mission at our school is to inspire and prepare ALL students to create their own success in and beyond school. I love my students because they are open-minded. We are an International Baccalaureate School and the model encourages and guides students to approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. Students must take risks so they may try new reading strategies so they may grow as readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists. Our classroom needs high interest take-home books to practice reading.

My Project

My beautiful and capable students need additional opportunites to engage with quality texts. The impact of the pandemic is significant. The pandemic widened preexisting achievement gaps, hitting disadvantaged students the hardest. Many students are now one to two years behind in their literacy skills. I want to spark my students' interest in books by providing them will high-interest books for the classroom and to take home and read with their families. When scholars engage with quality texts, they will begin to love reading. This will help to close the achievement gap and unfinished learning due to the pandemic.

Mrs. Gorman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Find Out: My Rebus Readers (Multiple Copy Set) - Box 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $99.00 1 $99.00
Biographies, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers®: Grades 1-2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Sports Talk, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers®: Grades 1-2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
I Am Enough • MahoganyBooks $17.10 1 $17.10
Kamala and Maya's Big Idea • MahoganyBooks $17.10 1 $17.10
Ambitious Girl • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
Change Sings • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
I Believe I Can • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
Sulwe • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Hair Love • MahoganyBooks $16.19 1 $16.19
Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO • MahoganyBooks $15.30 1 $15.30

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