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Ms. Mekonen from Baltimore MD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Lit: Illuminate a World of Reading!

Help me give my students flashlights, soft blankets, and plush reading buddies, as we indulge in reading this year!

  • $616 goal

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My Students

My students are such talented 2nd grade members of their communities with inquisitive minds and a willingness to grow! They're predominantly from the Park Heights community of Baltimore City. My students are in an inclusion setting, with general education and special education needs served all in one classroom community. They work in whole group, small group, and independent modalities of learning for both reading and math. They become EXPERTS in setting and assessing long term goals, and value their growth over time. They are capable of anything they put their minds and their grit to! My goal for them is to learn how to use their talents to change the world!

My Project

Studies have shown that students that enjoy reading become more successful in school. One of our school's major initiative for the year is to foster that joy every day! Currently, my students have 15 minutes of uninterrupted independent reading every day. With a class set of flashlights and assorted plush items, we can maximize on this time by making reading even more fun!

With the items in this project, students can get cozy and absorbed in what they're reading!

Students will be able to read to a stuffed Goucher College Gopher, or lay back with a book on a University of Delaware blanket! Students will be able to read their favorite books with the lights off, read to each other under blankets, and put a spotlight on their favorite page. This will enrich their reading experience and solidify a culture of reading that is joyful and exciting!

Ms. Mekonen
Grades PreK-2
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 165 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Whaply Small Mini Flashlights Pack of 28,Assorted Colors,100 Lumen,With Battery • Amazon Business $29.99 6 $179.94
Energizer AAA Batteries (48 Count), Triple A Max Alkaline Battery – Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $18.99 6 $113.94
Northwest COL 051 HFA James Madison Dukes NCAA Woven Tapestry Throw (Home Field Advantage) (48"x60") • Amazon Business $34.06 1 $34.06
The Northwest Company Officially Licensed NCAA Virginia Tech Hokies Halftone Micro Raschel Throw Blanket, 46" x 60", Multi Color • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Cuddle Toys 2016 41 cm Long Cassie Weimaraner Plush Toy • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
The Northwest Company Officially Licensed NCAA Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Halftone Micro Raschel Throw Blanket, 46" x 60", Multi Color • Amazon Business $23.39 1 $23.39
Marmot Groundhog Woodchuck Stuffed Animal Plush Yellow Bellied • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Aurora World Plush Taddle Toes Olympus Griffin • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14

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