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Mrs. Asistin from Santa Maria CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3rd Grade Classroom Library

My students need quality literature to read during class and to take home for nightly home reading assignments.

  • $628 goal

This project expired on December 8, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my first year teaching in a new school, in a new grade level, and sadly, I've inherited a classroom without any books!

My students attend a large school in a poverty stricken neighborhood.

100% of my students receive free breakfast and lunch. More than 85% of the children in my class are the first in their families to learn English. The majority of the children are immigrants whose families work tirelessly in the agricultural industry.

My Project

I would love to give my students the gift of reading by providing a collection of quality literature and non-fiction texts in class, but also by sharing these materials with the families through our school's home reading club. I hope that every night my students can take home a good book to share with their parents and siblings.

Your generous donation will give my students a wonderful gift: quality literature to hold in their hands, share with their families, and remember for a lifetime.

I believe that with this project my students can become lifelong readers!

Mrs. Asistin
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Can Read • AKJ Books $94.39 1 $94.39
Pigeon • AKJ Books $57.68 1 $57.68
Clifford • AKJ Books $53.15 1 $53.15
Emergent Readers • AKJ Books $49.42 1 $49.42
DK Readers • AKJ Books $32.48 1 $32.48
Young Cam Jansen • AKJ Books $29.53 1 $29.53
Step Into Reading • AKJ Books $29.53 1 $29.53
Backyard Books • AKJ Books $25.86 1 $25.86
All Aboard Science Readers - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $20.67 1 $20.67
Ready-to-Read Wonders of America • AKJ Books $17.72 1 $17.72
Biscuit • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76
Puppy Mudge • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76
My First Reader • AKJ Books $14.62 1 $14.62

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