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Mrs. Macauley from Lowell MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spark a Love for Reading

Help me give my students interesting books at their instructional level to boost their confidence and abilities.

  • $248 goal

This project expired on April 20, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach special education students in a high poverty district, where 60% of the students are economically disadvantaged. My student's perseverance, despite their challenges inspires me every day. I have students with disabilities ranging from specific learning to hearing impaired to emotional.

One of my students came from Puerto Rico last year without any access to hearing aids his entire life and therefore is still developing basic language skills in three different languages (Spanish, English and ASL).

Despite his challenges he is happy every day and still determined to learn. All of my students are excited learners and truly try their best to succeed in their own special ways.

My Project

I need to expand my classroom library. Many of my students are reading well below grade level, most at a second grade level. Having a variety of books at my student's instructional level available to them will keep their enthusiasm of learning how to read alive. Finding books that my students are interested in and at their level are critical components to increasing their abilities and desire.

Some books such as Wonder are great books to read aloud to a group as it will give exposure to literature at their grade level and also teach them relatable lessons they can use in everyday life.

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

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • AKJ Education $8.89 4 $35.56
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 - Hard Luck • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
STEM Careers: Reinventing Robotics • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Balanced and Unbalanced Forces • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Energy in Action • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Extreme Weather • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Forensics: The Scene of the Crime • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Celebrity Cases • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Trains on the Tracks • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Tough Trucks • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Werewolf Attack • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Mystery of the Ghosts of Flight 401 • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Vampire Castle • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Drones • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Nate the Great and the Musical Note • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Sticky Case • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Wild Cats • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Donavan's Word Jar • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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