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

Book Buddies

My students need a variety of engaging children's picture books and notebooks to help promote early literacy.

  • $654 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a low income, high poverty industrialized area. Most students are English language learners, and their parents speak little English. They lack the opportunities and experiences many other kids have. However, they come with big smiles and even bigger dreams.

I want to broaden their horizons while leveling the playing field.

My students need to be exposed to different materials and experiences to help them build their background knowledge. I want to show them what their potential is and that it extends far beyond the area they come from.

My Project

We are starting a program that will encourage our fifth graders by having them practice their oral reading fluency, while simultaneously exposing our Prekinder kids to a variety of texts. In order to make this program successful, we need engaging children's books, as well as a primary journal per student. Books, such as Secret Pizza Party, Mango, Abuela and Me, and Dragons Love Tacos will pique the interest of all ages.

Literacy is one of the biggest problems we face in all grade levels.

Students will read to our youngest learners, increasing literacy in both PreKinder and 5th grade. All the books will be used daily and will be rotated through all the students. The fifth graders will then help the Prekinder students write a summary of the book in the journals requested.

Our goal is to increase literacy in both these grade levels. This would significantly impact students as they move throughout their school years.

Mrs. Brent
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Primary Journal Creative Story Tablet, Grades K-2, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $18.47 8 $147.76
The Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Collection: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; Pickles to Pittsburgh; Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 3 • Amazon Business $32.71 1 $32.71
Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books) (Hardback) - Common • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Treasure of Pirate Frank • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Secret Pizza Party • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
SkippyJon Jones • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
Bartholomew Buggins: A Zombie with Different Cravings • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
A Fish Out of Water (Beginner Books) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Mog the Forgetful Cat • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
The Gruffalo • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Millions of Cats (Gift Edition) (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bunny Cakes (Max and Ruby) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Harry by the Sea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
No Roses for Harry! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Tiger Who Came to Tea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
The Big Orange Splot • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Green Eggs and Ham • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Make Way for Ducklings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
The Gruffalo's Child • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Hippos Go Berserk! • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books) • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
Corduroy • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
The Five Chinese Brothers (Paperstar) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Monster at the End of This Book • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Harry and the Lady Next Door (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

Materials cost

$517.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$555.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.02

Total project goal

$653.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$653.49

1 Donor

-$653.49

Donations toward project cost

-$555.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.02

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$0.00

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