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Mrs. Tucker from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing the World Through Reading

Help me give my students a classroom library that allows them to read at their reading level.

  • $293 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school works with families that come from the Haitian communities and that are trying to get on their feet to give their children a better life than where they previously came from. The students I work with every day are the sweetest of kids who only want someone to understand them and be there for them, as mom and dad have to work so hard to provide every day for them.

Our students do not have a lot in life, such as books at home, knowing when their next meal might be, what time mom/dad will be home, and/or if they will have clothes that fit them.

This is their walk of life and the life they are used to living. They know what poverty is and all the feelings that go along with it at such a young age.

Even though these kiddos know so much about struggling, they have the biggest hearts and would give the only shirt they have left to the man on the street. They know what he is going through and they are willing to help others out. They are kind, easy to love, caring and amazing little role models.

My Project

The more children are exposed to different texts that are on their reading level, the larger their vocabulary will grow and the better writers they will become. This will allow children who are behind in reading to start to close the gap and be able to catch up with their other classmates. Having a classroom library with lower-level texts will allow my students to feel more confident in their reading, and they will want to read more. Just getting them to read will be the start of an adventure in filling their gap and showing growth towards mastering reading.

Mrs. Tucker
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classic Fairy Tales Set Of All 6 • Teachers' School Supply $40.70 1 $40.70
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
The Story Of Ruby Bridges • Teachers' School Supply $6.99 1 $6.99
A Wrinkle In Time • Teachers' School Supply $6.99 1 $6.99
Next Stop: Mexico • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Spotlight on Canada • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
A Rainforest Habitat • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Water Habitats • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Step into the Desert • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Tortoise and the Hare • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Snowy Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jamaica's Find • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jamaica Tag-Along • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Thanksgiving Is... • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Clothing of the World • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Caps for Sale • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Frogs • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
The Water Cycle • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Flashing Fireflies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Days Like This • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Cardinals • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
My Favorite Bear • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20
First Flight • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Click, Clack, Moo • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jackie Robinson: He Led the Way • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Stone Soup • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Scholastic Reader Level 2 Ruby Bridges Goes to School • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Honeybees • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Molly the Brave and Me • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$209.37

Vendor shipping charges

$6.01

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.86

Total project goal

$292.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.38

1 Donor

-$124.26

Donations toward project cost

-$124.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$146.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$124.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.93

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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