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Mrs. Telles from New Bedford MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book Is a Dream in Your Hand

Help me give my students rich texts to explore and experience adventures without leaving the classroom.

  • $557 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students who I affectionately call "my kiddos" are urban kids, who attend their neighborhood school. My school has a universal breakfast program which provides breakfast to ALL students. All our students also qualify for FREE lunch.

In my classroom very high expectations are set for my kiddos.

They are taught to respect one another, adults and most importantly THEMSELVES! They know that we are a "team" and must always work together to reach our goals. In grade two, making mistakes is just part of learning. We learn, grow, and laugh together.

My Project

Students will use these book donations to analyze text for multiple purposes. These books will encourage students to become life long readers who can think critically and independently.

My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

As an educator, my job is to increase comprehension but it's also important to expose my students to culturally relevant texts to increase cultural awareness and empathy.

These books will also be used to improve student writing through response to text. This will enhance the reading and writing connection and give students the opportunity to study author's craft.

Mrs. Telles
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Principal's Night Before Christmas, The (The Night Before Christmas Series) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Rain Came Down • Amazon Business $16.47 1 $16.47
The Big Bed • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
City Mouse, Country Mouse • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Face to Face with Polar Bears (Face to Face with Animals) • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Hedgie's Surprise • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
How to Catch Santa (How To...relationships) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Snowman • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Purple, Green and Yellow (Classic Munsch) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Pop's Bridge • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Can I Be Your Dog? • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
Don't Feed the Bear • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
The Dot • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Fortunately, Unfortunately • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
Eloise: Book & CD • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Flea's Sneeze • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Babushka's Doll • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
That's Good! That's Bad! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kate and the Beanstalk (Anne Schwartz Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Diary of a Spider • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Beatrice Doesn't Want To • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hush Little Polar Bear: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Elbert's Bad Word • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tar Beach • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dogteam • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Voices in the Park • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever―or Snack Time? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Alejandro's Gift (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
No Roses for Harry! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Toot & Puddle • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Olivia • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
City Green • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

Materials cost

$436.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$472.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.44

Total project goal

$556.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$556.27

5 Donors

-$279.00

Donations toward project cost

-$237.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.85

Matching donations from our partners

-$277.27

Match offers toward project cost

-$235.68

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.59

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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