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Ms. Gabzdyl from Seattle WA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring on the Big Books!

Help me give my students "big book" versions of classic favorites and a storage cabinet to keep them safe.

  • $653 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my first-grade class are interested in sharks, puzzles, making friends, STEAM, and superheroes. They want to succeed even though there are many forces in this country that fight against their efforts. They speak Spanish, Tigrinya, Somali, Finish, Khmer, Cambodian, Mandarin, Tagalog, and English. My students are inquisitive, hilarious, honest, and ambitious people. Two out of three are living in poverty and every single student has so much drive to learn. Our dual-language program supports native Spanish-speakers along with those with a desire to learn Spanish. With a wonderful diversity of interests and challenges, our school works hard to know each student's name and need.

My Project

Every day my students have many opportunities to practice their reading skills. One way that I encourage early readers to get excited about reading is to provide "big books" to choose from. When I started teaching in our room I was overjoyed to find a classroom library already assembled. However, because many students have been able to enjoy them, many of our "big books" are ripped or have completely fallen apart.

My students deserve access to diverse, quality "big books" that will inspire these young learners to build their skills.

Every student, no matter the ability level, is thrilled whenever they see classics like these! All of these books feature repetition, amusing characters, and relatable story structures: everything needed to build reading confidence and stamina. For students who are still working on identifying letters and connecting letters to sounds, larger print gives a different way to practice these skills. A big book storage cabinet is the most responsible way to take care of these resources.

Ms. Gabzdyl
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Book Easel/Storage Unit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $260.96 1 $260.96
Triple Favorite Big Books - Set of 9 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $215.06 1 $215.06

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