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

Read! Stop That Summer Slide

My students need access to appropriate literature to enjoy over the summer to prevent reading regression.

  • $556 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our energetic second graders come from a rural area near the capital of our state. Students come from many different backgrounds and economic statuses. Over half of our students receive free or reduced lunch meals. We are a Title One school that has received numerous honors. We are a Palmetto's Finest School, National School of Character, Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School, and have received the title of Exemplary Writing School.

Despite many personal hardships, our students love school and find it to be a safe haven where they can learn through creative means.

Our school is a beacon in our community and a place of safety and excitement.

We try and provide as many life experiences and extra-curricular activities as we can. We expose our students to the arts through classroom integration, related arts, programs and performances, field studies, and artists in residences.

My Project

Research proves that children who have easy access to books over the summer will not regress in their reading fluency and accuracy. Reading 12 appropriate books that appeal to a child's interest over the summer decreases the chances that a child will have that typical summer slide that many students experience because of a lack of accessible books.

The materials requested in this project, just books, will make a difference in the lives of the second graders this project will benefit.

Because of the generous support, students will be able to choose books that appeal to their interests to take home and read freely over the summer. Reading and re-reading books that interest you is also proven to grow reading fluency and accuracy.

To be effective members of society that contribute to the community's vision, students must be fluent readers.

Mrs. Catoe
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Judy Moody Favorites Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 2 $79.82
The Adventures of Stink Paperback Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.11 1 $33.11
I Can Read Books Grades 2-4 (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.11 1 $33.11
LL725 - Level N Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
LL724 - Level M Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
LL726 - Level O Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.00 1 $27.00
Cam Jansen Book Set 1 (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
The Case of the Dirty Clue • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Frog Prince, The (level 3) • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
Scholastic Reader Level 3: A Girl Named Helen Keller • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
Judy Moody Saves The World • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.09 2 $10.18
Wagon Wheels (Paperback) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $3.39 3 $10.17
The Very First Americans • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Amelia Earhart More Than a Flier • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog (level 4) • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Hurricanes! Hurricanes • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Thomas Edison to the Rescue! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Davy Crockett A Life on the Frontier • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Henry And Mudge And Mrs. Hopper's House • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Mark Twain at Work! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Sacagawea and the Bravest Deed • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Scholastic Reader Level 2: More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
A Lesson for Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82

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