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Mrs. Dunn from Mesa AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Books for Real Kids

Help me give my students real books to go with our reading curriculum. I feel it is important for them to hold the actual books, not watch them being read on a youtube video. Real books are important!

  • $235 goal

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My Students

I have an amazing class of special needs students. They have a variety of disabilities. The youngest just had a pacemaker put it in and has been out for the last two weeks. The next youngest has cerebral palsy. She is always the happiest student. She loves to learn. She comes from a home that is plagued with temporary housing and homeless shelters. Her 15 year old sister has taken on great responsibility in making sure they get up, get on the city bus, and get to school on time, as well as home safely. Most of them come from single parent homes.

Despite the odds stacked against them, they all try their best and want to learn.

Some have Mild intellectual disabilities, some severe learning disabilities, and some with Autism. Each child works on their own goals, at their own pace. We also work on social skills and life skills that will impact them as they continue to develop and grow.

My Project

Our reading curriculum uses real books to help students learn the needed lessons. Most of these books are not available at our local library so we end up watching Youtube video's of someone reading the book. The stories that we can not access at all we skip through or I try to substitute a different story.

It would make a huge difference for my students to actually be able to touch, hold and read the books multiple times.

I personally can not afford to buy each of these books, and purchase other classroom items. I do the best I can with the resources I have available.

Mrs. Dunn
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Crouching Tiger • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $16.66 1 $16.66
Time of Wonder (Viking Kestrel Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Because of Thursday • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Blackout • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Neville • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Tia Isa Wants a Car • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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