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Ms. V. from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpack Books Program

The cost of 25 take-home backpacks from Lakeshore Learning, and multiple copies of 13 different titles from AKJ Educational Services, including Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, Snowy Day, and Dolphins! is $835, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach all subjects in a second grade classroom at a Title I school in East San Jose, California. Over 85% of our students are eligible for free lunch. The majority of our students are English Language Learners. This year, seven of my twenty second grade students are below first grade proficiency learners. Most of my students are second language learners. To help increase our students' literacy school-wide, we ask each student to read at home for thirty minutes each night. However, many of my students do not have any books at home. The goal of the "Backpack Books" program is to provide my students with appropriate, engaging books to increase both their fluency and reading comprehension levels. Funding would provide each of my students with a clear plastic tote bag to transport books safely and a wide variety of high-interest books to take home every week. Additionally, I will be able to use this resource with future classes. My students are bright, curious, and motivated. They enjoy school and learning. A lifelong love for reading is an enormous asset for any child. Developing a passion for reading will enable them to continue to achieve academically and increase their options for exploring the world and using the many gifts they possess. Thank you for your care and generosity.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Caldecott Medal Books: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (15 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $92.20 1 $92.20
Weather: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (14 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $59.14 1 $59.14
RR752GRX - Take-Home Backpack - Set of 10 - Green • Lakeshore Learning $47.50 2 $95.00
Grade 2 Book Bundle B (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $38.26 1 $38.26
AKJ Reading Recovery Level One(2004) -- 6 Book Set • AKJ Educational Services $28.48 1 $28.48
Guided Reading: Level B (5 book set) • AKJ Educational Services $19.60 1 $19.60
Immigration: Book Bundle for Grades 1-3 (4 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $16.50 1 $16.50
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 5 $30.50
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 4 $20.92
Snowy Day • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 10 $52.30
RR752GR - Take-Home Backpack - Green • Lakeshore Learning $4.95 5 $24.75
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 5 $17.40
Dolphins! • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
Frog and Toad are Friends • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 5 $17.40
Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 3 $10.44
Clifford, the Small Red Puppy • AKJ Educational Services $3.06 4 $12.24

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