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Mrs. Pagel from Madison WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Little Readers

Help me give my students books to read, including chapter books and easy readers.

  • $513 goal

This project expired on April 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I strive to foster independence in my students, which allows them to have a sense of pride and feelings of accomplishment. This encourages problem-solving when my students will be faced with challenges in the future.

I teach in a classroom where half of the day instruction is in English, and half of the day instruction is in Spanish.

I have both native Spanish and native English speakers in my class, as well as students who speak many other languages at home. In our class, my students are becoming readers and writers in both Spanish and English! Our diverse students love to learn!

My Project

Help me give my students books for our classroom library, so students can read independently in the morning when arriving at school or during reading center time. I've selected texts with a diverse variety of characters so students can see themselves reflected in the books. I've also selected many high quality rhyming books to practice important early literacy and phonics skills.

When we are finished reading the books, some of them will stay in the classroom, and some will go to our class book room library for other students in the school to share for years and years to come.

Mrs. Pagel
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 38 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
El color de mi piel (The Skin I'm In) • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
La guerra del bosque • AKJ Education $8.72 3 $26.16
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Un • AKJ Education $21.88 1 $21.88
Bird & Squirrel on Ice • AKJ Education $6.56 3 $19.68
Bird & Squirrel on the Run • AKJ Education $6.56 3 $19.68
The Notebook of Doom • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken The Next Misadventure • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Into the Wild • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
The Chicken Squad The First Misadventure • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Se Ha Escapado Tempestad • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Viva Frida • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Dark Shadows • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Robots Rule the School • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
The Sky Is Falling • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Dogs, Cats, and Dung Beetles • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
March of the Mini Beasts • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Out of Remote Control • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Don't Disturb the Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
El Cuaderno de la perdicion / Rise of the Balloon Goons • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Bird & Squirrel on the Edge! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bird & Squirrel On Fire • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Song of the Poison Dragon • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
All Paws on Deck A Branches Book • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Digging for Dinos • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Boris on the Move: A Branches Book (Boris #1) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4) A Branches Book • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! A Branches Book (Press Start! #2 • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
¡Fin del juego, Súper Chico Conejo! (¡Presiona Empezar! #1) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Howl at the Moon: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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