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Mrs. Bernardy from Sunrise FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Classroom Library

My students need these thoughtfully selected books that align to our learning goals to help build our classroom library.

  • $411 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an ever-growing group of now 8 girls and 8 boys. I am blessed to have a very loving group that is always eager to help and learn.

My students have very varied abilities and come from many different ethnic backgrounds.

I was hired a few weeks into the school year to relieve overcrowding in the other classrooms, welcoming the influx of students coming from Hurricane Maria evacuees. My classroom steadily welcomes 1-2 new students a month!

I have 5 English language learners, and 4 students receiving academic interventions to help identify possible disabilities. We are a Title I school, and most of my students receive free lunch. Most of my students live in a single parent setting, with grandparents, or with other family members. Parent involvement in my classroom is very low.

Above all, I’ve realized that what my students need most is someone who cares. Finding resources to help them connect with the lessons and make them comfortable in the classroom I think would not only help them learn, but would also help them feel cared for and impact their self esteem greatly!

My Project

Teaching our students to read and instilling a love for reading in them is the most important task we have as kindergarten teachers.

Reading is the foundation to all learning.

I am a new teacher with very limited resources in my classroom. We need easy access to these thoughtfully selected books that align with our learning goals in order to better facilitate learning.

These books are both thoroughly entertaining and thoroughly educational. I compiled this list by surveying great teachers, these are some of the best reviewed books on the topics and social skills we discuss throughout the year. It is imperative that our kids love the books we read to them! These are fun, engaging, silly, relateable titles that children love.

The topics covered in these titles are a huge part of our daily lives, more so now welcoming new diverse students frequently. These titles help children learn to adapt, accept diversity, build a sense of community, teach us to be friends, and kind to each other, all while also learning reading skills like fluency, punctuation, new vocabulary, looking for picture clues, and deepen our love for reading and learning. There are also some non fiction informational books to be used to introduce students to reading for the purpose of learning about topics of their interest. These will help students learn to read to learn!

I would love to provide my students, who have so little at home and are trying to adapt to life, engaging books that make learning exciting! Thank you for reading and considering contributing!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Kevin Knows the Rules: Introduces Classroom Rules To Kindergarten Through Third Grade Students • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Ron's Big Mission • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs (Harry and the Dinosaurs) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Me and My Amazing Body • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
Transportation in My Neighborhood • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Easter Bunny's Assistant • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14
Creak! Said the Bed • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (Sandpiper Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Moon (First Step Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Storm Is Coming! • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
A Tree for All Seasons (Rise and Shine) (Avenues) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
The Pout-Pout Fish • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Apples for Everyone (Picture the Seasons) • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Otters • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bats • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Trains • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Planes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Trucks • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56
National Geographic Readers: Ponies • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39

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