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Ms. Mays from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Are Leaders! One Book at a Time

My students need quality literature, that is captivating and meaningful! Award winning picture books.

  • $326 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom are excited to learn new things. They enjoy hands-on activities and learning new materials. Bringing hands-on activities into my class to enhance our reading, science and technology experience has helped to increase my students' love of learning. Many parents have shared with me their child's love of being in our class and the activities that are provided. Being able to provide them with fun learning activities is my goal. Meeting their needs to create and explore is what teaching and learning is all about.

My Project

Students in third grade enter the class wondering what the world of third grade is all about. I want to encourage them that at this stage of development, they are no longer learning to read but reading to learn. I want them to be able to explore the world through books and their imaginations. Once you have a child hooked on reading, you have life long readers and writers. Providing students with quality literature is the key to successful learners. Reading is the key to every subject area. Open a book, open a mind.

I watch children everyday in my class reading during quiet time and enjoying the adventures that books provide for them.

Ms. Mays
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 27 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
January's Sparrow • AKJ Education $17.51 1 $17.51
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
A Butterfly Is Patient • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
A Rock Is Lively • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Quest • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Return • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
The Dot • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
Ish • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hidden Figures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Nest Is Noisy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
This Is the Rope A Story From the Great Migration • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Little Leaders: Bold Women In Black History • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49

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