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Mrs. Baney from Erie PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books: My First I Can Read and Mo Willems!

Help me give my students my first I can read books and Mo Willems Books.

  • $180 goal

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My Students

I currently teach first grade. The students are excited every day to be in school. The students come from low-income households. At school, I want to give them every opportunity to learn and explore. They love that they are learning to add and subtract in math. Also, students are currently beginning to read! This is very exciting and they try and read everything they can from posters to books.

The children and families in our school community are a diverse cross-section of many different cultures, ethnic groups, and languages.

We have an English as a Second Language Program. We educate children from 24 different countries, who speak 15 different languages. The students speak Bosnian, Spanish, Arabic, Albanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Sudanese, Somalian, Swahili, French, Kirundi, Bantu, Burmese, Vietnamese, Nepali, and Mai-Mai.

My Project

In first grade, students are just beginning to learn to read. The books selected are ones my students will be able to read by the end of first grade independently. A lot of the books picked are Mia the Cat, Duck, Duck Dinosaur, and Mo Willems set of an Elephant and Piggie books because the students absolutely love these kinds of stories. The students love to go to the library and find these books!

My students will be able to read these books to spark their interest in reading for the rest of their lives.

When students first learn to read, they want to read anything possible. These books will expand my classroom library!

Mrs. Baney
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 & Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $86.98 1 $86.98
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Spring Smiles (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Snowy Surprise (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Mia and the Big Sister Ballet (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mia and the Daisy Dance (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Perfect Pumpkin (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Bubble Blast (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mia and the Too Big Tutu (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mia and the Tiny Toe Shoes (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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