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Mrs. Dewey from Provo UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Read to Learn!

Help me give my students books by our local author, Jessica Day George, and origami paper for literacy goal setting reminders!

  • $221 goal

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My Students

My students live in a rural Utah town in a low-income neighborhood. Hard working parents often don't know how to support learning at home. Frequently the effects of poverty manifest in a child's ability for focus and tune out distractions.

My students love learning and are committed to building a better future through hard work and practice!

Title I schools face the challenges of poverty that other schools do not. Research is documenting the impact that poverty has on education. At least 51 percent of students in our school receive free or reduced-price meals. Another third of them are native Spanish speakers. My students need a school that understands their special challenges and provides for it.

Sharing a passion for lifelong learning is my underlining goal for these children. Having curiosity for the world and how everything fits together is so important for these students. Education pushes children to explore abstract concepts. Filling a classroom with ideas that stimulate curiosity and motivate learning is a never-ending challenge.

My Project

Most Fifth graders have got the phonics of English down. We can decode and chunk words well. What many of us still need is to make meaning out of each word in order to follow the arch of the story. The younger grades are learning to read, but the upper grades -- Read. To. Learn. Without comprehending the words of the sentence and how they relate to the paragraph and chapter, students will not understand. We are requesting books by our local author, Jessica Day George, and origami paper for literacy goal setting reminders!

Children need a wide variety of books to pique their interest and inspire them to read.

Comprehension comes from repeated practice as students determine importance of what they read, visualize the story, predict the next step, make connections with their own lives and with other books, and synthesize the whole process.

My project is to get children inspired to make goals and motivate their success with exciting titles. Jessica Day George is a local author who helps motivate students with her imaginative stories. I want my students to feel her enthusiasm and read her books.

Mrs. Dewey
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Origami Paper 500 sheets Nature Photo Patterns 6" (15 cm): Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Double-Sided Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Different Designs (Instructions for 6 Projects Included) • Amazon Business $9.62 2 $19.24
Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Hoot and Peep • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Sprinkled Joy Designer Lunchbox Motivational Notes Edition - 50 Inspirational Cards • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
tatoko 5 Pack Round Shaped Wire Wreath Frame Black Flower Metal Wire Rings for Valentine's Day Holidays Wedding Floral Arrangements Garden Home Party Decorations 6 Inch • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Princess of the Silver Woods (Twelve Dancing Princesses) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Princess of the Midnight Ball (Twelve Dancing Princesses) • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Dragon Slippers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Princess of Glass (Twelve Dancing Princesses) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
The Dreamer • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Twelve Van Gogh Bookmarks (Dover Bookmarks) • Amazon Business $1.99 2 $3.98
Twelve Tiffany Bookmarks (Dover Bookmarks) • Amazon Business $1.99 2 $3.98

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