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Ms. Gladd from Sallisaw OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Needing Books For My Classroom!

My students need books which will coordinate with our new First Grade curriculum.

  • $557 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first grade students come to school excited about learning, inquisitive and full of energy! They arrive each day ready to learn while putting their trust in me to provide the necessary ingredients for an engaging lesson.

Our school is in a rural section of Eastern Oklahoma at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

While surrounded by picturesque landscapes, it's also considered a low-income area. Many families struggle with unemployment and generational poverty.

Every student in my classroom has the desire to read and learn. While each child comes to me with different learning styles and abilities, I try to meet their needs in a variety of ways including whole group, hands-on learning experiences and individual instruction to ensure their educational needs are met. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to develop a love of learning in every child in my classroom! Every year is a new chance to help build upon the educational foundation on which a child grows and I'm thrilled to be a part of their lifelong adventure into learning.

My Project

The books which I have chosen coordinate with our new reading curriculum. These books will enhance my students' reading choices which will allow them to be more engaged in a rich environment of printed material. My classroom library is sparse at best and these books will enable my kids to thrive! As an avid reader myself, I can ensure each book will be handled with care and enjoyed for many years to come.

The old adage "practice makes perfect" is certainly true when it comes to reading.

My students will be able to choose books that interest them which encourages reading. The more they read the more proficient readers they will become. All first grade students come to school with the desire to learn to read. These books will help enrich their experiences with the printed word while giving them the opportunity to become life-long readers.

Ms. Gladd
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Turkey for Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Martha Speaks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
The Emperor's Egg (Read and Wonder) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Gingerbread Baby • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
The Watermelon Seed • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
How to Heal a Broken Wing • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
I Was So Mad (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter (Pb)) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
City Dog, Country Frog • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
The Snatchabook • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Pinkalicious • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
The Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Clark the Shark • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Chester • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Sneezy the Snowman • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Scarecrow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Art Lesson (Paperstar Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Growing Frogs: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mama Had A Dancing Heart (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
April Foolishness • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Moon Seems to Change (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Surprising Sharks: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
Snow • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14
In November • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
White Owl, Barn Owl: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Insect Detective: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
How Do Apples Grow? • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
Earrings! (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Snow Is Falling (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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