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Mrs. Ontiveros from Pacoima CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A World of Books in Kindergarten!

Help me give my students books to teach about kindness, empathy and diversity!

  • $448 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach kindergarten to 26 of the sweetest, most loving, caring, and smartest 5-year-old kids. They love coming to school to learn and to be part of something special. I strive each day to make each day the best ever.

My favorite thing about teaching kindergarten is that every day is a new day, and they are so full of wonder!

I've taught at the same school for the past years, and it is the same school I attended as a child. Every year I am given the best class and this year is no exception! I call them my Rockstars, and I hope that they know how much I love having them in my class!

My Project

This year I would love to give my Kindergarten students an array of books to listen to during story time. I specifically looked for books that would promote kindness, empathy and diversity. It is my goal to read aloud to my students daily after lunch time. We will call it Magic Time because books are magical! I love to read to my students, but I want to add to our library books that are meaningful and fun at the same time.

If you want students to love to read then read amazing books to them every single day!

I found this quote on the internet with no one to give credit to, but this is my belief. I love to read and hope to instill that love to them also. These books will help to encourage kindness in my class and to others outside of our class by our example. I selected books on empathy and hope to teach them to make good choices even when it is difficult. I picked books on diversity because I want to open the world to my students outside of our little town. These books will be available to the students in our special bookcase and be rotated every couple of weeks after the teacher reads them to the class.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Dreamers • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Too Much Glue • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
The Bear and the Piano • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Creepy Pair of Underwear! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
The Fiesta Dress: A Quinceanera Tale • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Over in the Meadow • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Now One Foot, Now the Other • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ruby's Wish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Two Homes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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