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Ms. Loffredo from Passaic NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Books for Bigger Brains

My students need books! Having big books allows students to be more engaged in their learning and continue to grow a passion for reading and learning.

  • $724 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 21 first graders are passionate and have such an incredible love for learning. Our charter school is filled with dedicated teachers and incredible students. We focus on the fundamentals and take pride in the success that is shown year-to-year.

Being in a low income area, my students are faced with extra challenges, but yet they continue to show up each and every day willing and excited to experience the opportunities that lie ahead of them.

Even with longer days and more work, the students of our school never cease to continue striving to be the best. Our facility that houses all K-2 students, holds such promise for the young minds that walk through the day every day and every year.

My Project

Having a library full of a variety of books is essential to making sure students have a passion for reading. Big books allow for student involvement and fun to be included during our reading time. Big books also allow for students to view the variety of ways in which a book can appear and be experienced. I do not want my students to miss out on any opportunities or experiences.

Books allow for adventure and curiosity within a young mind.

I want to foster the growth and share the love of reading in every form possible. By having these fun additions to our classroom and library, we can keep every day new and exciting.

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Ms. Loffredo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK830X - Math Big Book Favorites • Lakeshore Learning Materials $125.00 1 $125.00
BK335 - The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear Big Book by Don and Audrey Wood • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Big Book (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
BK342 - Quick as a Cricket Big Book by Audrey Wood • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK6528 - The Napping House Big Book by Audrey Wood • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK994 - In the Tall, Tall Grass Big Book by Denise Fleming • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BB198 - The Cow That Went Oink Big Book by Bernard Most • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
Silly Sally (Big Book) • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
BK871 - If the Dinosaurs Came Back Big Book by Bernard Most • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.95 1 $26.95
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $25.36 1 $25.36
BK1812 - It Looked Like Spilt Milk Big Book by Charles G. Shaw • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK338 - The Little Red Hen Big Book by Byron Barton • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK668 - If You Give a Moose a Muffin Big Book by Laura Numeroff • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK417 - Where’s My Teddy? Big Book by Jez Alborough • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK472 - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Big Book by Laura Numeroff • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
From Head to Toe Big Book • Amazon Business $23.22 1 $23.22
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $22.27 1 $22.27
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Big Book (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
Rainbow Fish Big Book • Amazon Business $19.03 1 $19.03

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