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Ms. Drummond from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is The Key To Learning

Help me give my students books that will increase their love of reading and while building their fluency.

  • $387 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have 100% free lunch and many of the students live in shelters, and face many challenges on a daily basis. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.I am constantly looking for ways to inspire and build a love of learning in all my students.

My Project

I want to provide my students with a full, interesting, and leveled classroom library. Many students do not have books at home to read, so school is their chance to explore books.

Building a strong classroom library will allow my students to find joy and skill in reading, which is one of the most important activities in school and beyond.

Developing reading stamina and building vocabulary is a huge need for students in my classroom. This is important since many of my students are English Language Learners and they need the extra practice to help them become amazing readers. Having the opportunity to read more will also help to build their confidence and make them life long readers.

Ms. Drummond
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 567 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Froggy (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $51.55 1 $51.55
Young Cam Jansen (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.86 1 $29.86
Junie B. Jones Complete First Grade Collection Box set • Amazon Business $28.60 1 $28.60
National Geographic Readers (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $24.64 1 $24.64
Fly Guy Phonics Boxed Set • Amazon Business $9.09 2 $18.18
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Vincent's Colors Words And Pictures by Vincent Van Gogh • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Superman Phonics Fun • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Fancy Nancy's Fantastic Phonics (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Great Day for Up! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
A B C I Like Me! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Click, Clack, ABC • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Q Is for Duck An Alphabet Guessing Game • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.89 2 $5.78
Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Biscuit's ABCs A Life-the-flap Book • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What Pete Ate from A to Z Maira Kalman • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alligators All Around An Alphabet • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Too Cool for School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dr. Seuss's ABC An Amazing Alphabet Book! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat's Train Trip • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Big Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Alphabet Book • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splish, Splash! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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