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

When Libraries Are Locked, Students Still Need Books!

Help me give my students books, books, and more books to keep their reading skills growing during the Covid-19 school closures!

  • $253 goal

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My Students

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

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. Nearly 60% of students in our school receive free or reduced-price meals. A third are native Spanish speakers. My students need a school that understands their special challenges and intervenes to help.

We are preparing today's students for the jobs of tomorrow. Essentially, we are teaching students the ways to think critically and not just training them on vocational skills. I do not even know what jobs we will need in thirty years, but I do know that they need to read, do math, think analytically, and problem solve.

My Project

All teachers know that a child's access to greater learning is through well developed reading skills. My biggest worry working at a Title I school (two thirds of your students qualify for free lunch) during the Covid 19 school closures, is that my students won't have books to read. The books I sent home with students at the beginning have long been read. The pandemic continues to require distancing, and these families are losing work hours or being laid off. These students urgently need books in their hands to keep them reading and to give them something to break up their screen time.

With libraries shuttered and family incomes stressed, my students desperately need an infusion of reading materials: THEY NEED BOOKS.

Few of these families can afford to purchase books for one child, not to mention multiple children needing a book a week. Keep children reading by providing books for students. I live in the school neighborhood and can ensure delivery to each reader.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $6.49 4 $25.96
Grenade • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Maxf1analand • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
The War Below • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Refugee • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Twinchantment (Twinchantment Series #1) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Grenade • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Shouting at the Rain • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jack: The (Fairly) True Tale of Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Execution (The Plot to Kill Hitler #2) (2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Conspiracy (The Plot to Kill Hitler #1) (1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ban This Book • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Posted • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Orphan Island • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29

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