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Ms. Valdez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Author of the Month Kevin Henkes

Help me give my students Kevin Henkes books, book bins, and pencils for our author of the month study.

  • $422 goal

This project expired on May 16, 2022.

This project expired on May 16, 2022.

My Students

I teach in an inner-city, public school located in the heart of South Central Los Angeles. The school is in a rough neighborhood. Our school is pretty big. It has over one thousand students. The school is Title I-funded which means that the majority of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

I teach a wonderful group of second graders.

They come to school eager and ready to learn, regardless of the struggles that they are surrounded by. They are energetic, loving, and enjoy learning new things.

My Project

My students love books. Our classroom studies an author every month. Our next author is Kevin Henkes. He writes really good books with morals and life lessons such as: "Chrysanthemum" a story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance, or "Sheila Rae" a story of sibling sympathy and support, or "Julius The Baby of the World" a story for children who suffer from new sibling syndrome.

"I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book" JK Rowling.

I love the way Kevin Henkes writes. His books are easy to read, understand, and teach life lessons. He is a great children's author and I can't wait to introduce him to my students.

I am also requesting book bins, a storage cart, and pencils.

Thank you so much for your kindness and support.

Ms. Valdez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Small Cubby Bin, 7.8 x 12.2 x 5.1 Inches, Black, 5-Pack (62466E05C) • Amazon Business $20.30 2 $40.60
Kevin Henkes Set of 4 Picture Books (Chrysanthemum ~ Wembley Worried ~ Chester's Way ~ Sheila Rae, The Brave) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
AOJIA Slim Storage Cart, 3 Tier Slide Out Storage Cart Bathroom Storage Cart Bathroom Cart Organizer Slim Rolling Cart with Casters Wheels for Bathroom Kitchen Laundry Narrow Places • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Lilly & Friends: A Picture Book Treasury • Amazon Business $23.17 1 $23.17
Old Bear • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
A Box of Treats: Five Little Picture Books about Lilly and Her Friends • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Amazon Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils, Pre-sharpened, HB Lead - Box of 150, Bulk Box • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Pencils on Strike: A Funny, Rhyming, Read Aloud Kid's Book For Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, or Early Readers • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Chairs on Strike: A Funny, Rhyming, Read Aloud Kid's Book For Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, or Early Readers • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Decolore 5 Pack 3 inch Metal Display Stands Black Iron Easel for Plate Stand Plate Holder Display Stands for Picture, Decorative Plate, Book, Photo Easel, Artistic Work (5 pcs, 3 inch) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Winter Is Here • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kitten's First Full Moon Board Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
When Spring Comes • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
In the Middle of Fall • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Jessica • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Good Day Board Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Circle Dogs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lilly's Big Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Penny and Her Marble (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Penny and Her Doll (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Penny and Her Sled (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Penny and Her Song (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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