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Ms. Martinez from Huntington Park CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Voracious and Valiant Readers

Help me give my students exciting read aloud books to grow their love of reading and to strengthen their phonemic awareness!

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is a unique school. As a Title I school, our students come from a variety of different social and economic backgrounds with over 90% of our students receiving free lunch. Our school is the only school in the Los Angeles School District where students are placed in the most restrictive environment on a general education elementary school site. In 2006 our school welcomed the general education students into our specialized school. Creating a dynamic school community consisting of 50% special education students and 50% general education students.

My Project

Our students loved daily read aloud time and we want to continue to foster their love of reading during this time of distance learning. The books included in this project will serve as a tools that I can use during our Zoom meetings to help maintain student engagement. I will also be able to use them in the future, once we are able to safely return to learning in our classroom. The other materials in this project, such as puppets and/or props will help me bring stories to life for my students.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC270X Storytelling Puppets Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Giggle, Giggle, Quack • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Llama Llama Misses Mama • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Big Bob, Little Bob • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
I Went Walking • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll Over! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Look What I Can Do • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Scaredy Squirrel • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Color of His Own • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sheep In A Jeep • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Yum Yum Dim Sum • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The First Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Places in My Community • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
An Animal Community • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Itsy Bitsy Spider • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
This Old Man • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
I Can Count • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Baby Animal Names • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
My Toys Have Shapes - • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
I Eat a Rainbow • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
My Healthy Body • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
The Clothes I Wear • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
I Have Feelings • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
I Can Do It! • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
I Move Like This • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Matthew and the Bullies • AKJ Education $4.13 1 $4.13
Construction Destruction • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Can Save the Earth! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Who Stole the Cookies? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Ten Little Monkeys • AKJ Education $3.63 1 $3.63
Hello, Doctor • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Dog and Cat • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Clap • AKJ Education $2.25 1 $2.25
Jayden Jealousaurus • AKJ Education $2.00 1 $2.00
Samuel Scaredosaurus • AKJ Education $2.00 1 $2.00
Sophie Shyosaurus • AKJ Education $2.00 1 $2.00
Batter Up Wombat • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Princess Penelope's Parrot • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Esme the Emerald Fairy and the Search for the Sparkle Stone • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Backbeard • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Batter Up Wombat • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Princess Penelope's Parrot • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
The Yellow Tutu • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Pickles to Pittsburgh • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Pins & Needles Share a Dream • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
My Mommy and I • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90
My Daddy and I • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90
My Mommy and I • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90
My Daddy and I • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90
Mama's Little Duckling • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90
Freda Is Found • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90
Pookins Gets Her Way • AKJ Education $1.85 1 $1.85
Me and the Measure of Things • AKJ Education $1.80 1 $1.80
I'm Not Scared • AKJ Education $1.80 1 $1.80
I'm Not Scared • AKJ Education $1.80 1 $1.80
Me and the Measure of Things • AKJ Education $1.80 1 $1.80
The Night Before My Dance Recital • AKJ Education $1.80 1 $1.80
My Favorite Bear • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Reach for the Stars • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Big Earth, Little Me • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Best Friends in the Snow • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
The Field Trip • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
You Are My Heart • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Munch • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
The School Fair • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Farm Animals (Flip the Flaps) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Toot & Puddle How Does Your Garden Grow? • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
My Tooth Is Loose, Dr. Moose • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Toot & Puddle How Does Your Garden Grow? • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Big Earth, Little Me • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
I Hate Roland Roberts • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Buddy's Playdate • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Time for Recess • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Open Wide • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Another Rumpus! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
The Talent Show • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Saro Tells a Story (The Land Before Time) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

Materials cost

$344.57

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$31.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.64

Total project goal

$490.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.91

9 Donors

-$280.46

Donations toward project cost

-$238.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.07

match offer

-$210.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$178.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.57

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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