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Mrs. Brown from Hayes VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting Students by Supporting Families

Help me give my students and their families books about relevant and current topics.

  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a K-5 elementary school, located in a rural district in Virginia. Our students are enthusiastic and curious about the world around them. Every day they come to school ready and excited to learn, and their excitement is contagious. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and home situations, and many of them lack resources and support at home.

A strong collaboration between home and school is vital for students' academic success, and it is important to support our students not only at school but also at home.

My Project

Family involvement can take many forms. It can be parents attending parent-teacher conferences. It can be a grandmother helping with homework. It can be an uncle bringing his nephews to school events. As a school, we want to encourage as many methods of family involvement as possible. One new strategy we'd like to implement is a Family Resource Library in our front lobby.

Our school's Family Resource Library will provide families with resources about topics of relevance and interest.

For example, many parents are curious about how to better support their children's academics. They may want to read The Parent Backpack or the Read-Aloud Handbook. Other families may be interested about managing children's screen time. Screenwise or Screen-Free Fun may be sources of information for them. Other parents may not have time to read a book, but may be interested in reading the articles in Parents magazine.

There are many ways that a school can support its students. One way is by providing families with the latest information about topics of interest. Our new Family Resource Library is an innovative way to support our students by supporting their families.

Mrs. Brown
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Strategies to Succeed in School and Life with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Processing Disorders • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Parenting Toolbox: 125 Activities Therapists Use to Reduce Meltdowns, Increase Positive Behaviors & Manage Emotions • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Parents (2-year) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Parent Backpack for Kindergarten through Grade 5: How to Support Your Child's Education, End Homework Meltdowns, and Build Parent-Teacher Connections • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
The Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Calming Angry Kids: Help and Hope for Parents in the Whirlwind • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Screen-Free Fun: 400 Activities for the Whole Family • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
HOW to HELP YOUR CHILD FOCUS and CONCENTRATE?: Using Mind Maps and related techniques • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
131 Conversations That Engage Kids: How to Get Kids Talking, Grow Their Friendships, and Inspire Change (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide (The Positive Parent Series) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50

Materials cost

$214.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.71

Total project goal

$291.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$291.42

8 Donors

-$180.99

Donations toward project cost

-$156.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.75

match offer

-$107.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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