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Mrs. Tecson from Union City CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students picture books and news magazines that represent, welcome, and empower ALL our children. Please help us with comfortable seating and fidget toys for our kids who need them.

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My Students

California is known for its diversity, and we are very lucky to have that in our school!

Many learners at our school come from the Philippines, India, Mexico, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Pakistan, Vietnam, and other countries.

Being the oldest elementary school in Union City, we also have students who have had many generations who grew up in our district, and now have kids and grand kids attending our schools.

We are a Title I school of almost 900 students from K-5, including 6 classrooms of students with Autism. Our API score continues to grow. Even with many challenges, our students are at 852, well over the California standard of 800. We, the staff and families, strive to live up to our Principal's favorite mantra, "It takes a village."

My Project

Providing and using literature that represents all our students and encourages critical thinking is vital in our classrooms. With these books and news magazines, we will be able to practice important comprehension strategies and skills, and inspire our children.

We also have a diverse class of learners who need different things to be successful.

Many of our students need to keep their hands busy while listening. Fidget toys enable our students to move without bothering others around them. Lastly, Bean Bag chairs give the kids a comfortable space to work on and classrooms absolutely need a good pencil sharpener. An electric pencil sharpener is an essential that many classrooms do not have.

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

This project will reach 21 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 2 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 22 $126.50
BeanBob Bean Bag Chair for Kids - Foam Filled Bean Bag - Bedroom Furniture & Sofa for Children, 2.5' Black • Amazon Business $49.90 2 $99.80
TIME For Kids - G2 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 22 $99.00
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $90.77 1 $90.77
Wholesale Bulk Earphone Earbud Headphone - Kaysent(KHP-025) 25 Pack Wholesale Headphone for School,Airplane,Hospital,Students,Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
21 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set Liquid Motion Timer/Grape Ball/Flippy Chain/Stretchy String/Squeeze-a-Bean Soybeans/Slime/Mesh & Marble/Mochi Squishy for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety Relief Adult Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Spiky Sensory Ring/Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys/Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Finders Keepers?: A Bus Trip in India (Children's Multicultural & Character Education Book Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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