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Dr. Christy Evans from Alcoa TN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

You Learn, They Learn, the Librarian Learns, Too!

I need professional development texts to increase student engagement and literacy learning in our school library.

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The heart of my classroom is my students. I am a Certified Reading Specialist and ESL Teacher who works with language learners who are new to the country or second-generation immigrants. I work with kindergarten-second grade students needing literacy intervention and enrichment services as the K-2 Library Interventionist.

My talented & smart students in grades K-2 speak several languages and represent diversity in our country.

They are lively and have the kindest of hearts. As an early elementary teacher, I am one of the first people to introduce to my students the importance of reading and writing.

They speak English, Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Nubu, Portuguese, German, and Chinese. Some of my students traveled on foot with their parents from different regions in Central America in order to attend school in the United States. They are seen in 45 minute-1 hour groups during the pull-out intervention and enrichment blocks for RTI and ESL classes. They love learning to read, engaging in STEAM activities, and showing their creativity like the famous artists that we study. My goal is to change the way my students feel about learning and show them how to be amazing readers, writers, scientists, and mathematicians.

My Project

Through the help of DonorsChoose and its generous partners, I have been able to provide my students with engaging and hands-on learning opportunities. These opportunities helped lead to a new position for me in the coming school year. I will be my district's first Library Interventionist getting to work with every student in my building, including Enrichment Students in kindergarten and first grade, kindergarten ESL students, and students with diverse learning needs.

The professional development books in this project will help me gain a better understanding of different job functions of the librarian and literacy learning opportunities that I should be providing my students.

It is my hope that I will be able to provide my students with a Makerspace in the library and play-based literacy opportunities they deserve as young learners. The texts in this project should help me develop a better understanding of ways to make this happen.

Dr. Christy Evans
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K 5 - PB186X3 • Amazon Business $38.75 1 $38.75
More Picture Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry, K-4 (PB186X2) • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids: (and the rest of your class, too!) • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69

Materials cost

$113.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$144.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.55

Total project goal

$170.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.34

1 Donor

-$85.16

Donations toward project cost

-$72.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.77

match offer

-$85.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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