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Mrs. Osorio from Arleta CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books: Food For The Brain

Help me give my students "The One and Only Ivan" book, novel study, student workbook, and book bins to encourage my students to read and increase their fluency and comprehension.

  • $465 goal

This project expired on February 23, 2019.

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My Students

I have 29 wonderful 5th-grade students, which include special education students, magnet students, English Language Learners, and intervention students. They are very enthusiastic about learning and are always eager to explore new things. They love coming to school every day, and always have a big smile on their faces, despite the socioeconomic hardships they endure in the community in which they live. They attend a school in California, in a low-income neighborhood. The school is both a regular and highly gifted/magnet institution. However, my students are part of the regular school and do not have access to the materials and enrichment activities that the magnet students have.

My Project

At the beginning of each school year, I always ask my students what books they would like to read throughout the year and many of them said that they are interested in "The One and Only Ivan". That is why I am requesting 30 copies of the book to encourage them to read more. These books will be used when they are reading in small groups to help improve their comprehension and fluency skills. The students will also be allowed to take the books home to continue reading and share the story with their families. The teacher's guide and student workbook will be used to design lessons and activities that will help students to understand what they are reading. The book bins will be used to store the books after they have finished reading them.

When a child is interested in the story of a book, he/she is more willing to read it because it does not seem like a chore or something they have to do.

It becomes an activity that they enjoy and doesn't​ even realize that they are learning. When students select what they want to read, learning becomes more meaningful and fun.

Thank you in advance for considering donating to our project. Your support will make a huge difference in my classroom.

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

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $7.99 30 $239.70
Ziploc WeatherShield Storage Box, 16 Quart, Clear, 4 Pack • Amazon Business $38.39 1 $38.39
Rigorous Reading: The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
One and Only Ivan - Teacher Guide by Novel Units • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The One and Only Ivan: An Instructional Guide for Literature (Great Works) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Student Workbook for The One and Only Ivan: Lessons on Demand • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Teacher Guide and Lesson Plans for The One and Only Ivan: Lessons on Demand • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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