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Mrs. Martinez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!

My students need books to build their Resource Lab library to increase their reading time at school and home.

  • $241 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a mix of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

I am a special education teacher who works with students from low-income families.

Most of my students are English language learners. Our school does not have a library, so it is difficult to entice students to read when they do not have the resources. That is why I want to have a Resource Lab library in our classroom so our students can explore different types of text. Students will also be able to continue their reading at home by checking out the books.

My Project

Most of my students come from low-income families, therefore, they do not have the money to buy books to their children. I am special education teacher in a resource lab classroom. My students have academic and social deficits. Everyday I encourage my students to read so they could increase their vocabulary and expand their knowledge. I know having a variety of books will expose them to a world of literature.

Unfortunately, my school site is a small building so we do not have space for a school library.

Having a resource lab library in the classroom will allow students to choose high quality books and check them out so they can continue their reading at home.

Mrs. Martinez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • Amazon Business $29.14 1 $29.14
History Year by Year • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
Wishtree • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
First and Goal: What Football Taught Me About Never Giving Up • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
The Wednesday Wars • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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