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Ms. Barrera from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader...One Book at a Time

Help me give my students books, both in print and mp3 format. My students will use the iPad and speaker for mp3 audiobooks.

  • $1,226 goal

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My Students

Over 80% of students at my school are considered at risk, with 90% of our students qualifying for free/reduced lunch. For a large majority of them, English is their second language. Reading and writing in English is a challenge for many of them, but they show up to school ready to learn. They are internally motivated to do their best and be successful. Many of them go home and have to tackle adult tasks such as caring for younger siblings, cooking and other chores. A high percentage of them do not have an English Speaking parent to help with homework, creating an even bigger burden for them. Our community continues to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, even a year later. Resources are still needed after such an impact that storm left. Despite their struggles, they walk into school with a smile on their face.

My Project

There is a lot of research in the education world that states if a child is not reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade, it is highly unlikely that they will ever be able to catch up. I want to change that for my students. I want to bring more books into the classroom. I want to grow their love for reading.

Bringing more books into the classroom opens more opportunities for reading during the day.

Adding Math mentor texts in my classroom library allows me to integrate reading across other content areas as well. Having an iPad with a wireless speaker will allow us access to online audiobooks when print copies are not available.

Much of our community lost everything during Hurricane Harvey. A year later, we are rebuilding an even stronger community. Basic necessities are the priority, putting books and technology at the bottom of the list. I would like to be able to provide some of that in my classroom.

Ms. Barrera
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi - 6th generation - tablet - 32 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy Education $332.26 1 $332.26
Grade 2-3 Math Library (52 Books) • AKJ Education $294.78 1 $294.78
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books - Grade 3 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $124.19 1 $124.19
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books - Grade 2 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $110.00 1 $110.00
JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Stereo Bluetooth Speaker (Black) • Amazon Business $66.70 1 $66.70
Staples 10-sheet Micro-cut Shredder • Staples Advantage $40.51 1 $40.51
Conferring With Readers Supporting Each Student's Growth and Independence • AKJ Education $28.69 1 $28.69

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