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Ms. Sandy Rogers from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turn on the Curiosity!

Help me give my students a classroom library so they will have the gift of choice in their classroom readings.

  • $446 goal

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My Students

Teaching and being a source of consistency for underprivileged kids is challenging, yet beyond rewarding. The vast majority of my 8th grade students read four grade levels below where they should be at. My goal, as a teacher, is to teach my students the importance and necessity of empathy. I hope to accomplish this by promoting writing as a form of a healthy outlet for my struggling students.

I teach at a Title I school in Del Valle, Texas.

My classroom lacks books, and normal everyday school supplies. Therefore, I feel as if my students are hindered by the lack of resources and supporting materials. I aim to promote literacy for my students (mainly ESL and ELL students). I want to allow the concept of choice in my classroom. Choice of books being read and the materials to aid in better enhancing student literacy. Being that this is a high poverty area, my students unfortunately lack exposure to the beauty of reading and writing due to a lack of funds.

Education is the single most important factor in breaking the poverty cycle.

My Project

My students are in need of a classroom library. By having a classroom library, my students will be able to advance their literacy and curiosity.

During class time once a week, we have a silent reading period.During this time, I allow my students to pick what they read; however, we have a limited supply of classroom books.

The majority of my student have already used the books I have or are not interested in the few titles that our classroom contains.

I want to allow my students to have the opportunity of choice. By giving them choice in their reading materials, this will lead them taking responsibility of the their education.

Ms. Sandy Rogers
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter (8 Books) • AKJ Education $74.77 1 $74.77
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Inkheart (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.16 1 $26.16
Hansel and Gretel (Standard Edition) • AKJ Education $11.87 2 $23.74
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $7.69 2 $15.38
All American Boys • AKJ Education $13.99 1 $13.99
A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #5: The Austere Academy • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #9: The Carnivorous Carnival • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #7: The Vile Village • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #8: The Hostile Hospital • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #13: The End • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
A Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Holes • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
True Love, the Sphinx, and Other Unsolvable Riddle • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
War of the Witches • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Sister Slam • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Growing Wings • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

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