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Mr. Renteria from Amarillo TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Books for Shared Reading.

Help me give my students big books for our daily shared reading.

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are survivors! They literally come from all around the world. We are a Title I school which means we are located in a low-income neighborhood with many refugees and ELL students. We are part of the "No Excuse" program. This program is school-wide and helps promote the idea that there is no excuse as to why you cannot go to college. When someone says "they can't", the other students quickly shut them down by saying "you can". My class motto is "yes I can and I will".

With 24 languages spoken at our school, we strive to differentiate instruction to reach all students that need help with the new language.

As I start each year I know that the reading levels improve every year. Last year I had two students reading at a third grade level and most likely higher.

These students are pushing to reach higher expectations we set for them every year. My classroom is all about reading and pushing each other to reach higher and we celebrate success at all levels.

My Project

Shared reading has really been a big part of our literacy program. We use big books in first grade to really get our students involved and excited about reading.

Big books have always been in existence and we are really trying to push for more and more books in our library to make it easier to get our lessons done.

These lessons help us target what we are working on to achieve maximum results with the amount of time we have. Of course literacy plays a pivotal role in the success of all students and big books are what we need now.

Mr. Renteria
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK832 - Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100 Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
BB198 - The Cow That Went Oink Big Book by Bernard Most • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK501 - Mouse Paint Big Book by Ellen Stoll Walsh • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK471 - The Three Bears Big Book by Paul Galdone • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
RA384 - Owl Babies Big Book by Martin Waddell • 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

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