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Mrs. Biggart from Hamden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book Is a Gift to Open Again and Again

My students need books!!! The books in this cart are classics that match the reading units we do. They are multi-purpose and can serve as read aloud, shared reading, or independent reading adventures!

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In order to describe my students, I must first share a quote from Jackie Kennedy. She said, “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

The students that walk through my door each day are eager to do just that, engage in not only new knowledge, but also new experiences.

They love the adventures we are able to go on together through stories and use those adventures to enlarge their world.

It’s always a pleasure to see a kid come into my class who first sees reading as a chore, change throughout the year to view reading as a fun escape to another world!

My Project

These materials each serve a specific purpose for our reading units. Each title has been specifically chosen to match alongside our literacy units throughout the year. You will see I have asked for multiple copies of certain titles because once the books are read whole class, it is my hope to circulate them through our classroom library and allow students to enjoy the texts all year long.

Read aloud books are extremely important in fostering excitement about reading.

When we sit down and enjoy a book together is when students can really see how much fun reading actually is. We get to experience the adventures together and in doing so create a classroom community that strives towards a common goal of becoming great readers.

The best part about this donation is that, with care for the books, they will continue to reach more and more students each year!

Mrs. Biggart
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 20 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Odd Velvet • AKJ Education $10.94 2 $21.88
Apple Pie Fourth of July • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Empty Pot • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Iggy Peck, Architect • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rude Cakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Mango, Abuela, and Me • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Stuart Little: 60th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Ramona the Brave CD Ramona the Brave CD • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
Monarch Butterfly (Life Cycles) • AKJ Education $2.55 3 $7.65
George and Martha Two Great Friends Early Reader Two Great Friends • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
George and Martha: The Best of Friends Early Reader Early Reader 4 • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
In November • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Monarch Butterfly • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
George and Martha Early Reader • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
George and Martha: Round and Round Early Reader • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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