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Ms. Lloyd from Aurora CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Are Magic

My students need lots and lots and lots of engaging texts, which include appropriately leveled books. These will help my students learn how to properly decode and comprehend stories.

  • $615 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren’t real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

Wouldn't it be incredible if, through the minds of children, words were so impactful that they turned the unbelievable into the believable.

First grade is an essential time in which knowledge and imagination intersect - the trials and tribulations of life have yet to cause turmoil and dissent from the magic of books, and children get to experience the world with wonder, vulnerability, and levity. The children in my class deserve to know the feeling of being transported from their uncertain lives to the stories told through the magic of words. These students are some of the most underresourced children in society. While our school community valiantly takes care of the basic needs of those who need us the most in our area, we teachers have the gift of giving students the opportunity to live beyond their basic needs and into the transformative power of knowledge and literacy.

My students are English language learners, socioeconomically troubled, immigrants, and refugees. However, these students are also resilient, motivated, full of wonder, and deserving.

My Project

As speakers of languages other than English when they are home, I hope that these books, like the Leveled Readers and Non-Fiction readers, awaken my students to the power of the written word when they are at school. That must begin by giving students the resources to put into practice decoding and correspondence strategies to be able to read the most basic text. In this project, there is an incredible volume of texts that make this necessary first step in literacy available.

When children are able to step into the world of truly experiencing a text through comprehension, their worlds can transform.

In this project is a slew of books that are meant to entice even the most serious of students. It is my goal to connect with every one of my students through a text of their choice. I hope to know if they love trucks or princesses, dogs, or even dental hygiene, through watching them interact with these books. In giving my diverse students a diverse library of books, this project matches my students' needs by not only reflecting their cultural diversity but also their diversity of thought.

Ms. Lloyd
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $86.47 1 $86.47
TIME FOR KIDS(r) Nonfiction Readers Grade 1 Set 1 (10-Book Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 1 $50.96
TIME FOR KIDS(r) Nonfiction Readers Grade 1 Set 2 (10-Book Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 1 $50.96
Little Leveled Readers (Level B) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Little Leveled Readers (Level A) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Emergent Readers Level A-D (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
Antoinette (Gaston and Friends) • Amazon Business $15.22 1 $15.22
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Gaston • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Love You Forever • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Pout-Pout Fish • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Moana Little Golden Book (Disney Moana) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
TIME For Kids - K-1 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 1 $4.50
I'm a Unicorn (Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27

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