Mrs. Taylor from Anaheim CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students Scholastic birthday book coupons so that they can select their own books to take home monthly!
My awesome second graders come from a very low socioeconomic background, with the majority falling below the poverty line. They are mainly English language learners (72%) and many of them live in homes which house multiple families under the same roof. The median income is well below poverty level, with some being homeless. Some of these seven and eight-year-olds have the sole responsibility of taking care of their younger siblings while their parents are working, with many parents working more than one job. Others are latchkey children.
Our school is Title I and 80% of the children receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.
In addition to the many challenges that these hard-working students face, they also are coping with the fact that our school is situated in a high crime area with frequent gang activity. My children have extremely limited access to technology in their homes, yet with all these obstacles, my students come to school with much enthusiasm and an eager desire to learn.
Reading is so crucial and an important key element in order to be successful in life. However, in order for this to occur, students must have access to books. I want to provide my students with the opportunity to select a book each month to take home and read with their families. The majority of my students come from a low-income family, foster family, or are experiencing homelessness. Books are a luxury and families can not afford it. I can not expect my families to purchase books if they cannot afford to even provide their children with the basic needs or even a roof over their heads. However, with your support, my students will be able to attain the books of their choice by using the birthday coupons each month. Imagine the excitement and anticipation each month as they get to select their own books and keep them too. I feel that reading is the pathway to a brighter future!
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|Birthday Coupon Booklet • Scholastic Books||$34.00||7||$238.00|
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