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Ms. Quintana-Marofske from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Grow Our Brains!

Help me give my students interesting, age-appropriate, and fun books about their world.

  • $593 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a group of the smartest little learners in my entire school! They come from different backgrounds; some ride the bus in from far away neighborhoods and some live across the street. We are a blended Special Education and Bilingual classroom within a school that is 90%+ free and reduced-price lunch.

Pre-kindergarten is one of the most important grades in school.

It is the time when students get hooked on education. The best way to hook them is with adapted materials that will allow them to learn in an individualized way.

My Project

Our classroom is in need of interesting, fun, and age-appropriate books. These new materials will help enhance units on a more personal level for my young learners. New materials like these include a realistic representation of the people, things, and experiences in my students' world.

By donating to our project, you are directly making a connection between my students, their environments, the grit, diversity, and experiences in their lives.

You will also be helping bring books alive in a more meaningful way.

Bringing in books with characters of various backgrounds, and with diverse experiences, will help instill the same determination and grit onto my students.

Ms. Quintana-Marofske
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 40 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Spots • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Can I Be Your Dog? • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Home • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Meet Me at the Farmers Market • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Grow Up, David! (David Books) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Got the Rhythm • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Music of the Sea • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Doughnut Fix • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Creepy Crawly Calypso PB w CDEX (Barefoot Books Singalongs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
M is for Melody: A Music Alphabet (Art and Culture) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Farmer's Life for Me (Barefoot Books Singalongs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Quinito's Neighborhood/El Vecindario de Quinito • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Featherless: Desplumado (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la Nina de las flores • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Under the Lemon Moon • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Know the River Loves Me / Yo se que el rio me ama (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Life of/La Vida De Celia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
More Caps for Sale: Another Tale of Mischievous Monkeys • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ruby's Baby Brother • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Music Is . . . • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Cuckoo/Cuc£: A Mexican Folktale/Un cuento folkl¢rico mexicano • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
A Spoon for Every Bite / Cada Bocado con Nueva Cuchara (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Don't Say a Word, Mama / No Digas Nada, Mama • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
They All Saw a Cat • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Circus Caps for Sale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chicks and Salsa • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gigantic Turnip • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
We're Going to the Farmers' Market • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Off We Go to Mexico • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Drum City • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bugs for Lunch • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Little Chanclas • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
This Jazz Man • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Dear Mr. Blueberry (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Harry by the Sea (Harry the Dog) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Words (Chicka Chicka Book, A) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Just Like Josh Gibson • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Harry the Dirty Dog (Harry the Dog) • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70

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