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Ms. Voigt from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Winter Break Books for Amazing Brains

Help me give my students a book and a pencil to have for their winter break!

  • $319 goal

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My Students

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." ~Frederick Douglass~

Every day, I welcome 60 first grade minds into my classroom who simply cannot wait to learn to read.

They know that reading unlocks a whole new world of freedom and adventure.

Located in Washington, DC, my students attend a Title I school where 99% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. When my students arrive to 1st grade, many of them are still getting comfortable with books and are reading below grade level. Despite this, I expect that all my students be reading on or above grade level by the end of the school year-and most importantly, my students and I are striving to build our love of reading together. Our school's vision is "a child-centered and diverse learning community that provides each student with the opportunity, resources and foundation to reach his or her full potential, achieve well-rounded citizenship and enjoy multicultural enrichment in a safe, supportive and challenging environment". My students' constant love of learning fosters an environment of adventure, growth and support in my classroom.

My Project

I am hoping to give these books to my students as a gift for winter break. A lot of my students don't have a lot of books that they can call their own. When they aren't in school, it is so important that they continue to have exposure to books and practice reading independently. This project would help to make sure that they have at least one book to read on their level over winter break. I also would like to give my student a pencil and eraser to use over break so they keep up with their writing! I can't wait to see their smiling faces when they get their new gifts!

Ms. Voigt
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My New Boy • AKJ Education $3.64 12 $43.68
The Snowman • AKJ Education $3.59 12 $43.08
The Cat in the Hat: Cooking with the Cat (The Cat in the Hat) Cooking With the Cat • AKJ Education $2.91 12 $34.92
Sleepy Dog, Wake Up! • AKJ Education $2.91 12 $34.92
Attitude is Everything Pencil - 12 Count • Teachers' School Supply $3.28 5 $16.40
Wedgecap Erasers Tub Of 144 • Teachers' School Supply $14.59 1 $14.59
Dancing Dinos Go to School • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Dig, Scoop, Ka-Boom! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Happy Birthday, Thomas! (Thomas & Friends) Based on the Railway Series • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18
Tawny Scrawny Lion • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
The Snowman and the Snowdog • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82

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