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Mrs. Hughes from Dearing GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ravenous Reading Leads to Succeeding Part 1

My students need picture books that go along with their reading curriculum.

  • $218 goal

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My Students

A day in my classroom is always an adventure. It is a melting pot of learning styles from struggling learners to the highly gifted. We are a Title l school that is overwhelmed with meeting the academic and personal daily needs within our community. My students come from a rural area and low socioeconomic backgrounds, though they come to school ready and eager to learn.

I teach a large number of students who need access to enrichment opportunities beyond what our county is able to provide.

One of my goals is to increase their reading proficiency to help them succeed in school and in life. In turn, I hope to provide learning experiences that will develop a passion for learning beyond the classroom. In our room, we use a mixture of flexible grouping to promote academic success in reading skills and mathematical thinking.

My Project

My students are seven and eight years old. Most have learned to read when they come to me, so it's my job to put books in their hands that will help them fall in love with reading.

Unfortunately, much of the reading instruction that is required is very boring!

How can they fall in love with content that is so unexciting?

The solution is that I purchased a fabulous new reading curriculum called Rooted in Reading that focuses all skills around a picture book each week. I have worked hard all summer preparing the resources in the program. I need the requested books, like Stellaluna, Crankenstein, I Need My Monster, and How to Catch Santa to implement our exciting new reading program. I can't wait to get started and witness the joy these stories bring to my students!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Snow Day! • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
The Legend of the Poinsettia • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Spiders • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77
Night Tree • Amazon Business $3.37 1 $3.37

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