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  • $1,277 goal

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Ms. Frazier
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

So Much Potential, So Few Books

The cost of this proposal, including the books The Lion or the Mouse? (Who's Got Game?) and Famous African-American Women, among others, is $1253, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach an advanced (or "gifted") first grade class in a public school in the South Bronx. I love my students to death and I set extremely high expectations for them. When they see high expectations, they reach them. Most of my first grade students are reading on third grade levels, some are reading higher. These students have all the support in the world from the school and from their parents, but they do not necessarily have the funds to buy appropriate books. If I am to keep pushing these students, they need appropriate books on their reading level that they can relate to. I would like books that deal with multicultural issues and guided reading books at higher levels than the normal first grade books. The students are getting bored with the lower level books in the classroom. When something is challenging for you, you put more effort into it: you try harder. Same thing goes for these kids. They should not be bored with school when they are only six years old just because their books are too easy for them! I want to keep encouraging, challenging and pushing them to reach even greater levels. I have bought many books for my students already, but there are 19 of them and I am only one person. There is no doubt in my mind that with continued encouragement and proper learning materials, all 19 of my students will reach WHATEVER they set out to reach in life. Please be part of this miracle.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading: Level J (60 book set) • AKJ Educational Services $262.54 1 $262.54
Guided Reading: Level M (62 book set) • AKJ Educational Services $248.39 1 $248.39
Guided Reading: Level L (57 book set) • AKJ Educational Services $230.83 1 $230.83
BR540X - Banana Book Reading Series - Complete Se • Lakeshore Learning $85.00 1 $85.00
GR748 - Guided Reading Activities - Gr. 3-6 • Lakeshore Learning $23.99 1 $23.99
GR747 - Guided Reading Activities - K-2 • Lakeshore Learning $23.99 1 $23.99
The Lion or the Mouse? (Who's Got Game?) Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison, Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It! Susan Zimmermann, Chryse Hutchins • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
VS319 - Guided Reading Beach Balls • Lakeshore Learning $5.99 1 $5.99
Famous African-American Women Cal Massey • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55

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