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Mr. Thomas from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Fun Part 1

My students need Spanish books to practice and improve their reading skills at home.

  • $165 goal

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My Students

My students are diverse kids from different countries from all over Latin America. Our school is located in a low-income area in Houston, Texas and over 90% of the school's population is economically disadvantaged. Many of my students come to school hungry and tired on a daily basis. This is in part due to the fact that most of these kids only get one meal per day. This meal is usually received at school. When they go back home, food is scarce. As a result, our students come to school with very low energy almost daily.

Despite all of these challenges, I want to be able to provide something that will make their days much more bright and adventurous.

My Project

My students are at the beginning stage of reading. They read on a daily basis in our school. They get around 30 mins per day to read, and they have many books available to them at school to read. They can also check out books at the school library and take it home if they like to; however, many of students forget to bring the book back to school or end up losing them. This, in return, makes them unable to check out other books.

My students have gone through a very traumatic year, specially with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey early in the school year.

With these books, they will be practicing their reading fluency and they will also practice how to summarize. Each day, they will be require to write three to four sentences explaining what the book is about.

Mr. Thomas
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 20 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dinosaurios al atardecer (Casa del arbol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 14 $83.86
Dinosaurios al atardecer (Casa del arbol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96

Materials cost

$107.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.61

Total project goal

$164.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.05

1 Donor

-$69.72

Donations toward project cost

-$69.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$82.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$69.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.30

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$0.00

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