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Mr. Lefko from Indian Trail NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Fundamental (Especially for Students with Special Needs)

Help me give my students books so that they can have experiences with literature no different than any other child.

  • $944 goal

This project expired on April 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students with Autism grades 6-8. These kiddos have experienced failure in school for so long, they didn’t believe in themselves, their potential, or their abilities to achieve in school when I met them in August of this school year. I have had to teach them how to learn, praise them, reward them, and tell them constantly how amazing they are. They are all special education students with IEPs. They are amazing kids with the potential to be anything they set their minds to.

My Project

As I mentioned in an earlier section of this proposal, my students are brilliant and beautiful. Yet for years, these special needs middle school students have been underestimated because of their behaviors and their challenges. I believe in my students, and in my practice, I believe boldly that students will rise to the level you set for them in terms of expectations. I believe that my students can rise above their exceptionalities if they have folks that believe in them and put together learning experiences that are enriching, engaging, and designed to help them grow and enjoy learning. The novel class sets such as "Number the Stars", "The Giver", and "Wonder" are contemporary classics that many of the general ed classes read. I want to provide my students with all the same experiences as every other child in the school, presented in a way that they can succeed with them. These books are a big step toward reaching the goal of normalcy for these special young people.

Mr. Lefko
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Education $10.95 12 $131.40
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.18 12 $122.16
Monster • AKJ Education $7.69 12 $92.28
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $6.99 12 $83.88
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.29 12 $75.48
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.59 12 $67.08
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.59 12 $67.08
Holes • AKJ Education $5.59 12 $67.08

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