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Mrs. McGarity from Savannah GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Common Core Creativity!

My students need a complete classroom library full of cross curricular informational texts, picture books, and read alouds.

  • $470 goal

This project expired on February 12, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever tried driving a car without the keys? Or watering a garden without a water hose? That's what it's like teaching a brand new curriculum without the necessary resources. Frustrated teacher and frustrated students. How can I teach what my students need when I don't have the materials?

My classroom is composed of 25 first graders in a school with too many students and not enough teachers or room.

Currently our school is in the process of moving music and ell teachers to rooms in the adjoining community center just to have space for the new first, second, and fourth grade classes. With the need for more room and more teachers, it is nearly impossible to have the funding needed for a brand new reading program.

My Project

My students need a variety of books for this new common core reading program. These books are informational, cross curricular, and some are read alouds. This new program is a GREAT way for my students to learn in a cross curricular approach, but we desperately need the resources in order to do so. I'm requesting a variety of books for teacher and student use to meet this need. With these resources, my students will have the ability to learn in new and captivating ways.

This project will not only introduce my students to the necessary books and information needed in this brand new reading program, but it will also help them become lifelong lovers of reading.

I hope, with the help of donors like you and this project, that my students will fall in love with reading like I did when I was a young child. With these new books, my students will be learning the required information through a variety of interesting resources.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum, W. W. Denslow (Ill • AKJ Books $1.83 1 $1.83
Over in the Meadow John Langstaff, Feodor Rojankovsky (Illus • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Egyptian Cinderella, The • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Cinderella • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cinder-Elly • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mufaro''s Beautiful Daughters • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Me on the Map • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Water Natalie M. Rosinsky, Matthew John (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
A Drop in the Ocean: The Story of Water Jacqui Bailey, Matth • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Hurricane • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
It''s Raining Pigs and Noodles • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Where the Sidewalk Ends • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
A Light in the Attic • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
What''s The Big Idea, Ben Franklin? • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin David A. Adler, John Wal • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson David A. Adler, John Wall • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Listen Up! Alexander Graham Bell''s Talking Machine • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Arthur''s Pet Business • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
I Wanna Iguana Karen Orloff, David Catrow (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Hey, Little Ant • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Should We Have Pets? • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
A Home for Dixie • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Is a Camel a Mammal?: All About Mammals Tish Rabe, Lucille R • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Camouflage: Changing to Hide (Nature''s Changes Series) Bobbi • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
What Is a Mammal? • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
What Is a Reptile? • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
What Is an Amphibian? • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Doorbell Rang • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Need It or Want It? • AKJ Books $16.64 1 $16.64
Get Rich Quick Club • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Extra Cheese, Please! • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
Wax to Crayons • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Shel Silverstein, S • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Earning Money • AKJ Books $17.51 1 $17.51
What Can You Do with Money? • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Amphibians • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mammals • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Reptiles • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
BG686 - Paperback Biographies - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50

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