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Mrs. Dinkevich from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Opens Up Worlds!

Help me give my students a landing library in our speech classroom!

  • $302 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a Title I school. Most of my students come from lower socioeconomic homes. They are very bright and sweet and love to learn. My students are also language delayed. Their learning comes difficult to them due to their speech delays, but they fight on.

I love to find new ways to teach them the skills they are lacking.

We use all 5 senses to learn different skills. I love seeing their faces light up when they get new concepts. Teaching kids with disabilities requires a lot of passion and love. Watching my students' eyes light up when they understand concepts is the most rewarding feeling.

My Project

I always have a book with me! In our 7-8 grade classes my students has made a new tradition. They inspect my books and my progress in them. You see, we have a big problem! My darling children do not like to read! They get overwhelmed by the idea of reading a whole book by themselves. That is why I show them strategies to calm their anxieties. Pick a book that you will enjoy. It should be on your level. Pace yourself and give yourself goals.

That is why they get excited to see that I, myself, follow my own advice.

Another problem is that they do not have a landing library and they do not have easy access to a library, so they do not have books to read.

Mrs. Dinkevich
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All American Boys • AKJ Education $13.99 1 $13.99
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $11.17 1 $11.17
The Things They Carried • AKJ Education $10.15 1 $10.15
To Kill a Mockingbird • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $8.77 1 $8.77
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.37 1 $8.37
Monster • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Speak • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
Night • AKJ Education $6.97 1 $6.97
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $6.13 1 $6.13
Walk Two Moons • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.60 1 $5.60
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $5.38 1 $5.38
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89

Materials cost

$222.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$256.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.19

Total project goal

$301.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$301.29

5 Donors

-$171.00

Donations toward project cost

-$145.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.65

match offer

-$130.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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