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Mrs. Calles from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Christmas in October

My students need books like, A Picture Book of George Washington, to improve their literacy. These books include non-fiction books and chapter books.

  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember that feeling when your teacher would say "We are going to read a new book today? The look on my students faces is priceless every time I say this, however I wish I had more non-fiction and chapter books to expose them to higher level books.

More than 90% of our students receive free or reduced lunch.

They come to a low-income Title 1 school everyday where resources are very limited. Some of our students are unable to purchase supplies and the school is only able to do so much with the budget they have. Our students strive to do their best with what they have. Most parents hold 2-3 jobs and are unable to be there for their kids. Making library visits very rare. Some parents don't have IDs and are unable to check out books. Parents are unable to take them places and when it comes to introducing them to new topics they are unable to make connections (their background knowledge is very low). They are always eager to read new books but have not had the chance to explore many chapter books or non-fiction books due to the limited about we have in the classroom.

My Project

The students will be able to read fiction chapter books and be able to discuss it with another classmate since I ordered 2 of each chapter book. They will also be able to choose non-fiction books to learn about important people like A Picture Book of George Washington. They will have access to all of the books in the classroom library.

The books will allow my students to explore and enjoy reading new books.

The different genres and levels of books will also allow them to find books that will fit their level and help their fluency. Many students are low in fluency and constant practice in reading books they love will help with this.

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Mrs. Calles
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
La Ley de Rodrick (Diario de Greg 2) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $11.86 2 $23.72
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her FamilyÂ’s Fight for Desegregation • Amazon $14.47 1 $14.47
Chavela and the Magic Bubble • Amazon $14.40 1 $14.40
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol • Amazon $13.83 1 $13.83
Butterflies on Carmen Street/ Mariposas en la calle Carmen • Amazon $13.79 1 $13.79
¡Oh, cúan lejos llegarás! • Amazon $12.76 1 $12.76
My Name is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela (Bilingual): The Life of Gabriela Mistral/la vida de Gabriela Mistral (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon $12.67 1 $12.67
Charlotte's Web (Spanish edition): La telarana de Carlota • Amazon $6.26 2 $12.52
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) • Amazon $12.36 1 $12.36
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon $11.77 1 $11.77
Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon $11.44 1 $11.44
Waiting for the Biblioburro • Amazon $11.13 1 $11.13
Ramona empieza el curso • Amazon $5.47 2 $10.94
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People • Amazon $10.86 1 $10.86
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon $10.83 1 $10.83
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
My Name is Gabito / Me llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon $10.09 1 $10.09
Yo, Naomi Leon (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.97 2 $9.94
Dinosaurios al atardecer (Casa del arbol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $4.95 2 $9.90
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon $9.63 1 $9.63
My Diary From Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Ramona la chinche • Amazon $3.78 2 $7.56
A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
¡No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus! (Pigeon Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Junie B. Jones y su gran bocota (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $3.55 2 $7.10
¡La Paloma encuentra un perro caliente! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $6.31 1 $6.31
Harold y el Lapiz Color Morado (Harold and the Purple Crayon) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
A Picture Book of George Washington (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
El Conejito Knuffle: Un Cuento Aleccionador (Knuffle Bunny) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Frida: (Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon $5.12 1 $5.12
A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson (Picture Book Biographies) (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon $5.05 1 $5.05
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon $5.05 1 $5.05
A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon $4.39 1 $4.39
Abuelo y los tres osos/ Abuelo and the three Bears (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon $3.55 1 $3.55

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