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Ms. Raser from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stop the Summer Reading Slump!

My students need individual copies of leveled reading books differentiated for each students needs.

  • $1,008 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Research shows that reading five to ten books during the summer can stop reading loss among students. Kindergarten to 2nd grade are the foundational years for literacy. The reading skills you obtain in K-2 can make or break a student's future academic growth.

I teach 27 amazing second grade students in a low-income New Orleans community slowly rebuilding itself post-Katrina.

My students attend a public charter school that aims to combine joy and rigor in the classroom. While most of our students are too young to remember Hurricane Katrina, many of their families were significantly affected by the disaster that took place just nine years ago. Despite their obstacles, my students are extremely motivated and hard-working individuals. In fact, while summer is just a few months away some are already reading at 3rd grade levels! Unfortunately, most of my students do not own books of their own.

My Project

My students have learned to love reading and books, yet, this summer they will have access to few if any! Without the ability to practice reading, my students could see their literacy success slip away. I am currently coordinating a summer reading program to curb this "summer slippage." Its mission is to promote my students' excitement and comfort with books, as well as, sustain their current reading levels. In order for this program to succeed, however, my students will need to practice reading and in order to practice, my students will need a personal library. My students are a part of an inclusive classroom which combines students with special needs and general education students, therefore, I am requesting various titles for each student that range in leveled ability in order to differentiate for each student's needs. If each student is given access to these materials and the opportunity to read this summer they will enter second grade on-level and ready for a successful year!

Your help will make it possible for a team of 27 second graders to not only fight the "summer slippage" that so many students face, but also set them up for academic success for years to come!

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Ms. Raser
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Level L - Space Adventures Fiction/Nonfiction (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $30.62 1 $30.62
Level M - Count on Math Fiction/Nonfiction (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $30.62 1 $30.62
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye • AKJ Books $5.10 5 $25.50
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Books $5.10 5 $25.50
Howliday Inn • AKJ Books $5.10 5 $25.50
The Story of Ruby Bridges • AKJ Books $5.10 5 $25.50
Mystery at the Ballpark (Boxcar Children) • AKJ Books $4.55 5 $22.75
Adventures of Captain Underpants, The • AKJ Books $4.37 5 $21.85
Fish Face • AKJ Books $4.37 5 $21.85
Amber Brown Goes Fourth • AKJ Books $4.37 5 $21.85
Muggie Maggie • AKJ Books $4.37 5 $21.85
Stone Fox 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Books $4.37 5 $21.85
Wayside School Is Falling Down • AKJ Books $4.37 5 $21.85
Winners Take All • AKJ Books $4.34 5 $21.70
More Stories Huey Tells • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Shoeshine Girl • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
The Canary Caper • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Rocky Road Trip, The (Magic School Bus) • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Next Spring an Oriole • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Polar Bears Past Bedtime • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Abe Lincoln''s Hat • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
What Day Is It? • AKJ Books $2.88 5 $14.40
Good Night, Little Kitten • AKJ Books $2.88 5 $14.40
Zoom Zoom Zoom • AKJ Books $2.88 5 $14.40
Who Will Help? - 3655 • AKJ Books $2.55 5 $12.75
Mr. Noisy - 3653 • AKJ Books $2.55 5 $12.75
City Mouse and Country Mouse - 3647 • AKJ Books $2.44 5 $12.20
Nicky Upstairs and Down • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Just for You • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Mine''s the Best • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Itchy, Itchy Chickenpox • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Biscuit • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Who Will Be My Friends? • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Buzz Said the Bee • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
The Candy Corn Contest • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
How Many Fish? • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
The Long Way to a New Land • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
The Hat • AKJ Books $2.88 2 $5.76
A Big Surprise • AKJ Books $2.88 2 $5.76
One Pig, Two Pigs • AKJ Books $2.74 2 $5.48
We Can Share at School - 3906 • AKJ Books $2.55 2 $5.10
I See Colors - 3509 • AKJ Books $2.55 2 $5.10

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