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Mrs. Ramirez from Tucson AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Voice for 28

My students need these books. I know this is a lot but, this is an entire school year worth of books from a program that I am going to purchase out of pocket for my students.

  • $589 goal

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My Students

I have 28 students who look at me every morning with smiles on their faces. They look to me to guide them for the day and provide them with an education. They come from a rural area of Tucson, Arizona, where the desert is their backyard. They are not afraid of desert life, and know how to respect nature.

They are being inspired to become productive members of society and I want to equip them with the tools they need to be successful.

Our school is funded by Title I. The majority of my students are Hispanic, but we are a diverse school. Our motto is ROAR (Respect of All Rules)! Students encourage each other to do their best and reach their goals!

My Project

We are requesting books! Our titles include The Koala Who Could, School's First Day of School, The Big Bed, Naughty Mabel, Nerdy Birdy and many more. My students need these books to learn different genres, comprehension, and other major concepts. I am going to purchase a program that uses one book a week to teach different concepts. My students have a phonics program that is phenomenal but, I want to expand the types of books they read and see.

I want to expose my to students to powerful, and meaningful literature.

Each of these titles will allow me to model fluent reading and deeper-level thinking. These books are meant to be a read aloud but will be available for my students. These books are diverse, and I want my students to see themselves and/or make a connection to each book.

Mrs. Ramirez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 2 Inch - 4-Pack (White) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
The Darkest Dark • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Maddi's Fridge • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Hoot and Peep • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Penguin in Peril • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
The Great Spruce • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
If Your Monster Won't Go To Bed • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Big Bed • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
The Koala Who Could • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
School's First Day of School • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Thunder Underground • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Naughty Mabel • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Oskar and the Eight Blessings • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Ida, Always • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
The Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Cloudette • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
The Animals' Santa • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Honey... Honey... Lion! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The Scarecrow's Hat • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Sylvie • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Over and Under the Snow • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Farfallina & Marcel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Chameleons Are Cool: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Make Way for Ducklings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Chicks and Salsa • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
A Plump And Perky Turkey • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

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