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Mrs. McCrury from Odessa TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beginning Books for Better Readers

Help me give my students beginning level books so all students will be successful

  • $627 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school strives to find the best in all students. Every child has capabilities, talents, and strengths. Most of the time, all students need is some kind exposure or motivation to be successful. The students in my class reach for excellence. They all naturally care about one another and continually make an effort to improve in all areas.

Although most my students struggle, they all have a Can Do Attitude.

Of my 26 students, two are English language learners, one receives resource services, one receives inclusion, while another is inclusion from a behavior unit. More than half of my class reads below a kindergarten level; however, they all have a CAN DO attitude. They strive to do their personal best to contribute to our classroom community as they prepare for their future.

My Project

These beginning level books will not only help my struggling students become better readers, these books will help the children become more confident readers. The book collections with their colorful characters will help students develop a life long love for reading.

All children may not learn the same way, on the same day, but all children can become successful readers!

Do you have a favorite character, that makes you smile even today? Characters like Amelia Bedelia and Fancy Nancy are more than colorful, these stories teach multiple meanings of words. Elephant and Piggy help teach manners and positional words as they play friendly jokes on each other. Mudge is a mischievous puppy, and Pigeon tries to help, but often causes havoc. All of these stories and characters become more complex as the student becomes a more fluent reader. The Green Light series of books help children recognize sight words that make up a large portion of our basic reading.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie Series Entire Complete 25 Books Set Collection Bundle by Mo Willems • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
FB711 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
Splat the Cat: Big Reading Collection (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Puppy Mudge Collector's Set: Puppy Mudge Finds a Friend; Puppy Mudge Has a Snack; Puppy Mudge Loves His Blanket; Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath; Puppy Mudge Wants to Play; Henry and Mudge: The First Book • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #2: Books Are a Ball (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
My Favorite Berenstain Bears Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Danny and the Dinosaur: Big Reading Collection: 5 Books Featuring Danny and His Friend the Dinosaur! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Just a Little Critter Collection (Little Critter) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Biscuit Take-Along Storybook Set: 5 Biscuit Adventures • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Fancy Nancy Take-Along Storybook Set: 5 Storybook Adventures • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Reading Fun with Curious George Boxed Set (CGTV reader boxed set) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Tiny the Birthday Dog • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I See, You Saw (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Tiny's Bath • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Drop It, Rocket! (Step Into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Big Egg (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Tiny Goes Camping • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Tiny Goes to the Movies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What I See (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Daniel's Pet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Ollie the Stomper (Reader) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dot and Bob • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Rabbit and Turtle Go to School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Rick Is Sick • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters (Reader) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Down on the Farm • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sid's Surprise • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Tyrannosaurus Rex (StoryBots) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Big Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Out to Lunch • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Best Friends • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Lost! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Big, Big Wall • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Rip's Secret Spot • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Pig and Little Pig • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Cloudy Day Sunny Day • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
A Big Surprise • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
What Day Is It? • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Come Here, Tiger! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
What I See • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Todd's Box • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Why the Frog Has Big Eyes • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Van • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Crash, Boom, Roar! (Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

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