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Ms. Morales
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

We Read, You Read, We All Read!

My students need book bags, a book display rack, glue sticks, a book binding system and books, including "The Magic Tree House" 10 book set and 4 copies of "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing".

I am a fourth grade bilingual teacher in an inner city school in New Jersey. Since it is an urban school, materials are very hard to come by and the parents really can not afford to purchase materials. Some parents are afraid of letting their children out so they can't even go to the library at times.

Since we are in an urban area and with funds dwindling everyday, certain supplies are very scarce. We desperately need a way in which children can love reading and take books home in order to create that love for reading.

I want to establish a lending library in which the children can borrow books and create their own books as well. I want to start it off with simple books they like and slowly continue to add books. They will each have a book bag that they will place each book in the bag on a weekly basis and borrow the books. At the end of every unit the child can create a book that can then be bound and published.

You can make a difference in the life of a child by helping us instill the love of learning. You can make it possible to place a book in the hands of a needy child.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hiroshima: A Novella • AKJ Books $4.35 5 $21.75
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • AKJ Books $5.22 4 $20.88
Book Bag, Get Creative At Your Library, 25/Pkg. • Highsmith $5.00 1 $5.00
Economy Bags, Spy A Good Book, 100/Pkg • Highsmith $32.95 1 $32.95
Book Display Rack • Highsmith $36.60 1 $36.60
Elmer's Classroom Pack Clear Glue Sticks, 30/Box • Highsmith $10.51 1 $10.51
COMBBIND C75 BINDING SYSTEM GBC CombBind C75 Binding System • Quill $89.99 1 $89.99
Favorite Series: The Magic Tree House 10 Book Set • AKJ Books $44.38 1 $44.38

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This project will reach 18 students.

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