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Mrs. Shell from Petersburg VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading = Success

My students need 25 Weekly Readers and books that are on their reading level.

  • $307 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr. Seuss I am a second grade teacher in a high poverty area. Our school works hard to help develop world class learners but our resources are limited.

Our school serves children who are eager to learn but don't always have the resources they need to succeed.

They often come from homes that have many financial strains and are not able to provide the children with the books and supplies they need. Many of the books that are in the classroom have seen better days. Most of the books have been handed down for many years and are outdated, torn, missing pages, and not on their reading level.

My Project

The books and weekly readers that I have requested will give the students reading material that fits their literacy needs. The reading levels range from PreK to 3rd grade which will fit the dynamics of classroom readers. The weekly readers will provide students with a chance to read current topics as well as complete activities to increase their reading comprehension. The weekly readers will provide students with the opportunity to complete reading assignments in class and then take home to have as reading material. The books I have requested are books that can be read for the Accelerated Reader program. Accelerated Reader is an online program in which the students read the books and take comprehension tests for points. The students then can use the points for various prizes.

Children want to learn.

They want to succeed! Reading is the first step in developing world class learners and the building block for life time learning. Your donations will help open many possibilities for these children and help them on their journey to success!

Mrs. Shell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Early Beginning Readers I Can Read-32 Books • AKJ Books $111.23 1 $111.23
Weekly Reader Grade 2 (For Orders of 15 or More Subscriptions) • Weekly Reader $3.00 25 $75.00
Early Beginning Step Into Reading-10 Books • AKJ Books $34.79 1 $34.79

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