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Ms. Rodriguez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Books For My Scholars!

My students need over 30 high-interest fiction and nonfiction books to keep them engaged in reading all day long!

My Students

My students need activities that will entertain and challenge them during choice time. I teach an amazing class of 25 first graders in the South Bronx.

Many of my students are English language learners and children with special needs.

Most qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. All of my students are creative, thoughtful, and eager learners, and much of their knowledge this year has been expressed through their play and self-exploration. It has been so exciting to see them fully engaged each day as they learn through collaboration and inquiry with their peers.

My Project

Do you remember what it was like when you finally grasped a concept that was hard for you? The joy you felt and how proud you were. My students need help learning to read!

I teach 25 bright and beautiful first graders in a high-need area of New York City.

My students and I have been working intensively to get to grade level proficiency in reading. We set realistic reading goals and are working to make at least one year's growth. They have a goal-setting mindset. Unfortunately, to get my students to grade level they will need to make more than 1 year's growth in just a few short months. Sadly, I don't have the resources to do that.

My classroom library does not meet the needs of my very excited bookworms. I can often be found at the public library three or four nights a week, checking out extra books for my students. A leveled library is especially important in the early grades because this is the age when children learn to read and it is necessary to have 6 copies of the same title. With this donation, my students will be ensured best practices for reading instruction and will be well on their way to reading success! With your generous donation, my students will enjoy leveled readers that not only will engage them but will also be at their appropriate reading level, which is crucial for reading success.

Your donation will help my students learn how to read! It will also help develop a love of reading among my students and an excitement to read at home.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr. Seuss (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $58.31 1 $58.31
Ezra Jack Keats (7 Books) • AKJ Education $38.11 1 $38.11
Splat the Cat • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Splat Says Thank You! • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Scaredy-Cat, Splat! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Beluga Whales (Pebble Plus: Sea Life) • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Transportation in My Neighborhood • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Life in the Desert • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Flossing Teeth • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Mosquitoes • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Fruits • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Barn Owls • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Food Chains and Webs • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Wombats • AKJ Education $3.28 1 $3.28
Octopuses • AKJ Education $3.28 1 $3.28
Splat the Cat and the Duck With No Quack • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splat the Cat: Good Night, Sleep Tight • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splat the Cat: The Rain Is a Pain • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
A Whale of a Tale • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splat the Cat Blow, Snow, Blow • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splat the Cat Dreams Big • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splat the Cat: Twice the Mice • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splat the Cat With a Bang and a Clang • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splat the Cat and the Hotshot • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings Flat • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splat the Cat Takes the Cake • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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