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Mr. DeLaO from Albuquerque NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bin There Read That!

Help me give my students and their parents bins of multicultural, mindfulness and healthwise books to read together.

  • $646 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are culturally and linguistically diverse and are socioeconomically diverse, but predominantly Title I. Our neighborhood is an older, downtown community that is vibrant, active, and very community-oriented. Culture and traditions play a big role in who we are as a school and learning community. My students participate in school community programs like our Homework Diner, Fall Festival, and Bellas Artes Festival. Our families are a big part of our school community. We have big parent involvement with our Homework Diners, Fall Festival, Craft Fairs, Family dances and Character Counts nights.

Our school community has embraced Arts Integration into our curriculum to enhance the way students learn content.

Our teachers attend Arts Integration workshops to learn new strategies in music, art and drama that make learning fun, engaging and truly powerful.

Students and teachers alike are embracing new, bigger and bolder ways to bring more movement and exploration to their learning day and after school too. Play is a very important part of their day.

What makes these students special is their zest for discovering and learning something new every day.

My Project

These vibrant, beautifully illustrated and powerfully written children's books will widen the world for my students. Their community, the wider community seems closer by reading books that are multicultural and celebrate diversity and health and taking care of yourself with mindfulness.

Lessons about diversity will encompass sharing books on culture, traditions and success and navigating through the text for important details and the message each book has.

Additional lessons will teach about mindfulness, positive attitudes, and how to find peace and calmness. Additionally, books on staying healthy and making play important parts of the day. These books and lessons will be put in bins to send home with families to read together and return for others to share.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
Already Ready: Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3 • Amazon Business $24.42 1 $24.42
Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day • Amazon Business $23.04 1 $23.04
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables • Amazon Business $20.46 1 $20.46
Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children • Amazon Business $20.07 1 $20.07
I Am Reading: Nurturing Young Children's Meaning Making and Joyful Engagement with Any Book • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools • Amazon Business $19.86 1 $19.86
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Deck for Kids: For Therapists, Caregivers, and Yoga Teachers • Amazon Business $18.84 1 $18.84
Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
Squirrel's New Year's Resolution • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Big Mean Mike • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Boy Who Cried Ninja • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger • Amazon Business $15.77 1 $15.77
Sparkle Boy • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
They She He Me: Free to Be! • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
101 Drama Games for Children: Fun and Learning with Acting and Make-Believe (SmartFun Activity Books) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Mind Bubbles: Exploring mindfulness with kids • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Someday • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Positive Ninja: A Children’s Book About Mindfulness and Managing Negative Emotions and Feelings (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
21 Rituals to Change Your Life: Daily Practices to Bring Greater Inner Peace and Happines • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Night Tree • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Follow the Drinking Gourd • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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