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Middle School, Music Teacher

This teacher needs your help!

Ms. Newman from Oxnard CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Special Education Students Need Your Support with Books, Books, Books!

Help me give my students a broad range of books that are not offered in their school library.

  • $596 goal

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Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are amazing! I have 15 students in 7th grade and 13 in 8th grade. They are all in a special education class for study skills and they all mainstream to general education classes too. My students are amazing because they are all progressing in school. They have learning disabilities and although they may be behind in their grade level, each and every one of my students are motivated to improve themselves, both personally and academically. I have some students that have gone from a first grade reading level to a fifth grade reading level in two years because they read non-stop. But they want more books!

This year we have added math and language arts to their special education program which is a fantastic opportunity for them to get more support before entering high school.

My amazing students would greatly benefit from more books in our classroom, which normally would take years to purchase with limited funding.

My Project

All my middle school, low socio-economic, special education students love to read but we have a small school library and they have read most of the books already! We read one hour a day in class either a read aloud, small groups or independent reading. Students are taught story structure, literary elements and then they mind map all their readings to be displayed on our walls.

They are starving for more classroom books to enrich their learning and broaden their horizons.

Your donation will give them this opportunity and in turn our society will benefit from kind, well read and grateful young community members.

Ms. Newman
Grades 6-8

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $15.24 5 $76.20
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $8.47 5 $42.35
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $6.36 5 $31.80
White Bird: A Wonder Story • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Math Dictionary for Kids: The #1 Guide for Helping Kids With Math • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Space Dictionary for Kids: The Everything Guide for Kids Who Love Space • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Raymie Nightingale • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
Scholastic Pocket Dictionary of Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Magician's Elephant • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Leif Erikson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Ellis Island? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
Who Was Christopher Columbus? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Tiger Rising • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98
Who Was Napoleon? • Amazon Business $3.57 1 $3.57
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $3.15 1 $3.15
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • Amazon Business $3.15 1 $3.15

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