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Ms. Gruber from Carteret NJ is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

The More I Read, The More I'll Know!

I need professional development books to help me continue to set the stage to engage my students and to continue to grow as an educator.

  • $275 goal

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My Students

I have a class of 25 wonderful students that come from low-income families and neighborhoods filled with poverty. My students deserve to have everything they need to succeed in life now and throughout their educational career. It is my passion to create a family atmosphere in my classroom to provide the necessary resources to help them succeed.

My classroom is filled with many diverse students with many different learning styles.

Each year I get a group of kids that love learning as much as I do. I have students that come to me with many challenges; my job is to help them reach their full potential.

I always make my students aware that learning never ends. When they ask me something I don't know the answer to, we find the answer together! Some days we laugh together, other days we move and dance, and there are even days that we get frustrated in our learning.

My Project

Student engagement in school can determine the climate of a classroom, even the school. Engaged students are better behaved and retain more knowledge. I want to be able to set the stage to engage my students and by equipping myself with the knowledge through these books, it will be a great way to motivate and engage my students in learning.

I need help finding new and different ways to keep my students meaningfully engaged while learning in all subjects, particularly reading and math.

All of the books I have requested focus on reading and math and increasing student engagement. Hopefully, this will also lead to taking pride in and sharing their learning with others. This will lead to a better classroom climate.

Ms. Gruber
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $39.10 1 $39.10
What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most • Amazon Business $23.30 1 $23.30
The Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide • Amazon Business $23.16 1 $23.16
Learn Like a Pirate: Empower Your Students to Collaborate, Lead, and Succeed • Amazon Business $23.02 1 $23.02
Kids Deserve It!: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom • Amazon Business $18.67 1 $18.67
Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator • Amazon Business $18.18 1 $18.18
The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion: Prompts, Discussion Starters & Teaching Points • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Study Guide: What Great Teachers Do Differently, 2nd Edition: 17 Things That Matter Most • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10

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