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Ms. Angelique from New York NY is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Whole New World: Books, Books and More Books

Help me give my students a variety of books that will help them learn about the world, their emotions and how much they are capable of!

  • $434 goal

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My Students

My students are absolutely amazing in every way. Our class is complete with 25 enthusiastic, curious, and animated first graders from a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our class is an integrated co-teaching (ICT) classroom meaning that a portion of our students have special needs. Our needs range from speech and language disorders to autism but none of the labels stop any of the students from trying their hardest and always exceeding expectations. These 25 students are dedicated and excelling in the classroom is the norm!

Our class of students are a unique, clever, determined, and persistent bunch with a range of interests and needs - making each and every lesson new and exciting!

My co-teacher and I take a very hands-on approach to education which allows students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

My Project

My students LOVE books and often ask for recommendations, to do a read aloud or simply if they can bring a book home to read before bed. We have a library full of books but I often realized that there are a couple of topics or a specific set of books that we do not have--so let's give them what they deserve and more!

Each book comes with an endless number of lessons--from real life lessons to decoding and phonics lessons-- I would love to provide my students with the opportunity to read books with characters that are both similar and different than they are!

The Elephant and Piggie Book Set are some of my students' (and my) favorite. The two characters, Elephant and Piggie, are intricate and the best of friends. These books are excellent for shared reading and my absolute favorite way to get my students engaged in reading. We have a couple of the books from the set that we have read many times and I would love to get the whole set for us to engage with! The other books include the last book of a series that we have, books on diverse characters that my students can relate to and books about emotions and self-worth. All of these books will make a huge impact in our classroom community and library and I can't wait to watch my students jump right in!

Ms. Angelique
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $88.99 1 $88.99
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Lovely • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Monster Who Lost His Mean • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Sulwe • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Pass It On • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
The Gift of Ramadan • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Just Feel: How to Be Stronger, Happier, Healthier, and More • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How Kind! • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94

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