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Mrs. Watkins from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reinvigorating a Deeper Love for Reading

Help me give my students books they love to encourage their love for reading.

  • $223 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I have the privilege this year of educating the minds of 29 fourth graders. However, I serve at a school where we are passionately educating over 500 amazing kids. Over five hundred students who are eager to learn, excited about reading, mastering language arts, pumped about math, and so enthusiastic about the arts. However, they have come into this grade in the midst of a horrible pandemic, a pandemic that is shining a spotlight on the lack of equity within the school system.

This passionate group of students resides on the Southside of Chicago.

They are tasked with learning in the midst of racial tension, gang violence, and global unrest. However, they brave these issues with a resiliency unknown to me. My goal is to ensure that they have unlimited access to the resources needed despite their zip code.

My Project

Covid has taken so much from my students including their love for reading. As the school year continues, I am overly committed to encouraging a love for reading using the new classics (smile), Dog Man, Captain Underpants, and the likes.

In previous years, I have watched students devour these books in a school day.

There was no need for I'm done Now what's because that book became their world. Not to mention, the impact on behavior management. Students were on task and deeply engaged with their books. Help me reinvigorate this passion again. And then and only then, can I reintroduce the real classics.

Mrs. Watkins
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $78.30 1 $78.30
I Survived Graphic Novels #1-4: A Graphix Collection • Amazon Business $32.52 1 $32.52
The Bad Guys in the Dawn of the Underlord (The Bad Guys #11) • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
The Bad Guys in They're Bee-Hind You! (The Bad Guys #14) (14) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) (5) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) (4) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Bad Guys in The One?! (The Bad Guys #12) (12) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) (1) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Bad Guys in Cut to the Chase (The Bad Guys #13) (13) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) (2) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) (3) • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62

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