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Ms. Cassidy from Alexandria VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Books

My students need back to school books to fill our library!

  • $388 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach preschool special education in Virginia to a diverse population of students. My preschool class includes students ages two to five years old with various disabilities, but the majority of my students are deaf or hard of hearing. They are all full of wonder and curiosity and love hands-on experiences. They also love learning new words and signs each day and applying them to their everyday interactions.

While each student learns differently and has different experiences and backgrounds, one thing is for sure - they all thrive in a language-rich environment.

They love to ask questions and to engage in conversations with one another. They aren't afraid to make mistakes and love learning language and literacy.

I also share my classroom with three other early childhood special education teachers, each with their own group of uniquely wonderful students. We have two morning classes and two afternoon classes - 40 students total. Our projects would help each classroom, as we share all our materials.

My Project

We love using books to help bring experiences and stories into the classroom and we want each child to be able to see themselves in our classroom library.

Help us grow our library and make coming back to school a little bit more comfortable and inviting to each child.

We want them to be able to have plenty of books that they can connect with. The books we need are directly related to our curriculum and are as diverse as our student population.

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg shares a story about being nervous about the first day of school. The Family Book by Todd Parr celebrates the love that all families have for one another. The White Swan Express is a story about adoption. Several of the books are in both English and Spanish. It is our hope that these books will become favorites in our classroom and each student will be able to see themselves on the shelves!

Ms. Cassidy
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shoes from Grandpa (Houghton Mifflin Reading: The Nation's Choice) • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Black, White, Just Right! • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
Abuelita Full of Life: Abuelita Ilena de vida (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Papa, Do You Love Me? • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Quinito's Neighborhood/El Vecindario de Quinito • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Grandma and Me at the Flea / Los Meros Meros Remateros (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Elizabeti's Doll • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Cleversticks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
In My Family/En mi familia • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Moony Luna / Luna, Lunita Lunera (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
And Tango Makes Three (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love Saturdays y domingos • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Family Pictures, 15th Anniversary Edition / Cuadros de Familia, Edición Quinceañera • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Elizabeti's School • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Family, Familia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Mrs. Katz and Tush (Reading Rainbow) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Now One Foot, Now the Other • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Amelia's Road • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
Mouse's First Day of School • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Family Book • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dear Juno (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Froggy Goes to School • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
black is brown is tan • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
When I Am Old With You (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82
ISLA English Edition with Spanish phrases (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Julius, the Baby of the World • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Jonathan and His Mommy • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Mama, Do You Love Me? • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Chicken Sunday • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Timothy Goes to School • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
On Mother's Lap • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
A Mother for Choco (Paperstar) • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Two Homes • Amazon Business $2.78 1 $2.78

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