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Ms. Dockery from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Refugee Families Lack Reading Resources

Help me give my students rich experiences with nonfiction and fiction texts based on their interests.

  • $1,294 goal

This project expired on January 18, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve immigrant and refugee children from 21 different countries. There are 5 languages represented in my room - Vietnamese, Bantu, Arabic, English and Somali. Our school is 98% free and reduced lunch.

The students and families I serve are overwhelmed with gratitude at the educational opportunity their children are receiving.

Despite previously trumatic experiences my students come to school excited and ready to engage with the rigorous academic curriculum.

The high value placed on education by our families provides the motivation and support necessary to help students who are years behind grade level expectations.

My Project

15/17 of my students report that they do not have books at home to read. Their reading experiences are limited to books available at school and only for a portion of the day. Over 50% of students in my class are reading below grade level in 2nd. Research shows that beyond 3rd grade, students who are behind in reading will never catch up to their proficient counter-parts.

The best way to build reading skills is to get quality literature in the hands of students.

The books you donate will cover a variety of interesting topics topics and will encourage reluctant readers to practice reading every day.

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

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 2 Classic Grade Level Library (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $254.28 1 $254.28
TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers Grade 3 (30 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $224.25 1 $224.25
Step Into Reading: Nonfiction (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $171.73 1 $171.73
NGSS Grade 2 Complete Collection • AKJ Education $129.19 1 $129.19
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 2 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $79.83 1 $79.83
Series Sampler - Ordinary People Change the World (4 Books) • AKJ Education $44.87 1 $44.87
Grade 2 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $42.49 1 $42.49
National Geographic Readers (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $23.14 1 $23.14
Series Sampler - Lunch Lady (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.92 1 $20.92
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus • Amazon Business $16.62 1 $16.62
Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Ready, Set . . . WAIT!: What Animals Do Before a Hurricane • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$1,053.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,099.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$194.05

Total project goal

$1,293.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,293.65

11 Donors

-$1,214.24

Donations toward project cost

-$1,035.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$178.39

Matching donations from our partners

-$75.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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