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Ms. Atkinson from Austin TX is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting Learning for Our Afghan Newcomers

Help me give my students , recent refugees from Afghanistan, stories that they see themselves and their homeland in.

  • $212 goal

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My Students

I service Kinder through 5th grade groups of students bursting with engaged, thoughtful, curious, and joyful learners.

My students are doing the challenging but exciting work of building their reading skills and strategies.

My youngest students conquer letter recognition, letter sounds, rhyme and are beginning to read on their own for the very first time. My older students acquire outstanding vocabulary to expand their reading comprehension as and have critical literacy discussions to learn about themselves and others through authentic student-selected texts: books, poetry, song lyrics, reader's theater and more. My English language learners come from around the globe and may be learning a second or third language or may only be entering formal school for the first time.

My Project

We continue to welcome newcomer Afghan refugees to our school. As literacy specialist for our campus, I am lucky to be working with many of these students in small groups as they learn to navigate new experiences, a new language, and a new culture.

I want my students to have more books that they can see themselves in as well as to see their beloved homeland they had to leave behind.

I also need simple, colorful, practice books to help my students begin the process of be exposed to English language learning.

Finally, having a picture dictionary in their first language will help my students to make connections from their home language to their newest language and will allow me to learn and use some of their home language when working with them as well.

Ms. Atkinson
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My First Picture Dictionary: English-Pashto • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
School Zone - Big Second Grade Workbook - 320 Pages, Ages 7 to 8, 2nd Grade, Word Problems, Reading Comprehension, Phonics, Math, Science, and More (School Zone Big Workbook Series) • Amazon Business $5.98 3 $17.94
School Zone - Big First Grade Workbook - 320 Pages, Ages 6 to 7, 1st Grade, Beginning Reading, Phonics, Spelling, Basic Math, Word Problems, Time, Money, and More (School Zone Big Workbook Series) • Amazon Business $5.53 3 $16.59
The Library Bus • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Sky of Afghanistan • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I See the Sun in Afghanistan • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Brave with Beauty: A Story of Afghanistan • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
School Zone - Big Reading 1-2 Workbook - 320 Pages, Ages 6 to 8, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Story Order, Parts of Speech, Comprehension, Phonics, Vowels, and More (School Zone Big Workbook Series) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90

Materials cost

$147.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$179.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.71

Total project goal

$211.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$211.39

2 Donors

-$102.60

Donations toward project cost

-$92.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.14

match offer

-$102.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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