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Mrs. Martinez from Oklahoma City OK is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Books are Professional Development

I need teacher books to read as professional development to better my skills.

  • $286 goal

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My Students

My students are a lively bunch willing to learn and have fun at school. For most of them this is their first experience in an instructional setting and many have experienced trauma or have adverse factors that affect their lives, but they still come in every day excited about school and looking forward to spending the day together playing and having fun while learning. This is the time to build a love of learning and help students understand that their school and classroom is a safe place to relate with others and thrive as individuals.

It’s my goal to ensure that their exposure to school leaves a positive mark in their minds and hearts.

Having the necessary materials and resources will help with providing students fun engaging activities that will have students learning and enjoying their time in the classroom.

My Project

I'm requesting set of books that come with high recommendations from the teacher community and have excellent reviews. As a teacher I need to keep myself learning and using only what is be best for my students and that's what I would like to accomplish when acquiring these books.

With these books I expect to learn new skills and practices to improve my expertise and become a better teacher.

Each one of these books represents an area or skill that I'd like to lean more about to implement in the classroom. The first area is morning meeting, I want to learn how to make them more meaningful and intentional academically. Reading and writing books will help me acquire knowledge about better strategies for teaching these subjects thus helping students improve in these areas as well. The guided reading book will help me and my students with small group instruction to learn more about being more purposeful with instruction and learning while at the teacher table. And lastly, the culturally responsive book will help me attain a better understanding of my students and will help me create a relationships with them.

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Mrs. Martinez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction (6th Edition) (Words Their Way Series) • Amazon Business $63.32 1 $63.32
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $32.50 1 $32.50
Scholastic Professional The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading • Amazon Business $30.91 1 $30.91
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students • Amazon Business $24.16 1 $24.16
The Morning Meeting Book • Amazon Business $21.86 1 $21.86
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $20.96 1 $20.96

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