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  • $468 goal

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Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creating a Love of Reading through Author of the Month

The cost of books for this proposal is $482, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

Every afternoon, just after lunch and yoga my students and I meet on the carpet, surrounded by comfy pillows and lit up by our small "reading lamps", for our daily read aloud. As the words "quietly walk to the carpet for our read aloud" leave my lips I hear whispers of, "yessssss!" that make me smile. As a first grade teacher it is not only my obligation and passion to teach my students to read but also to instill a love for reading in each and every one of them. One monthly project I work on with my students to help explore different children's books in hopes of sparking their wide variety of interests is "Author of the Month". Through "Author of the Month" my students investigate and learn about a specific author using the internet and other resources, do small projects specific to the author's books and end with a "Meet the Author Celebration" where a guest visitor comes in and tells stories and answers questions as if he or she is the author. The students love it! The school I work in is brand new and in some ways a work in progress. We are still working to build our school library as well as fill our classroom libraries. The majority of my students does not have many books at home and depend on their school for books. I frequently visit the Los Angeles Central Public library for resources and check out books for my students to read in the classroom. I would, however, love to let my students take books by our "Author of the Month" home to read and share with their families and spread a love for reading. I am asking for a donation of Dr. Seuss books, Eric Carle books, and Shel Silverstein books for a class of 20 first graders. I greatly appreciate your consideration.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dream Snow • $14.06 1 $14.06
Where Are You Going? To See My Friend • $12.96 1 $12.96
A Light in the Attic with CD • $11.51 1 $11.51
Runny Babbit • $11.51 1 $11.51
Where the Sidewalk Ends • $11.51 1 $11.51
Falling Up • $11.51 1 $11.51
Mister Seahorse • $11.51 1 $11.51
A Giraffe and a 1/2 • $11.37 1 $11.37
El Arbol Generoso • $10.60 1 $10.60
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O • $10.23 1 $10.23
The Missing Piece • $10.23 1 $10.23
The Giving Tree with CD • $9.90 1 $9.90
Scrambled Eggs Super! • $9.71 1 $9.71
If I Ran the Zoo • $9.71 1 $9.71
Yertle the Turtle • $9.71 1 $9.71
The Butter Battle Book • $9.71 1 $9.71
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins • $9.71 1 $9.71
And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street • $9.71 1 $9.71
The Kings Stilts • $9.71 1 $9.71
Horton Hears a Who! • $9.71 1 $9.71
The Lorax • $9.71 1 $9.71
Bartholomew and the Ooblek • $9.71 1 $9.71
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me • $9.35 1 $9.35
The Very Quiet Cricket • $9.35 1 $9.35
Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book • $9.11 1 $9.11
Hop on Pop • $8.09 1 $8.09
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • $7.91 1 $7.91
The Grouchy Ladybug • $7.19 1 $7.19
Today is Monday • $6.29 1 $6.29
The Secret Birthday Message • $6.29 1 $6.29
Do You Want to Be My Friend • $6.29 1 $6.29
The Mixed Up Chameleon • $6.29 1 $6.29
Dr.Seuss's ABC • $4.99 1 $4.99
The Foot Book • $4.99 1 $4.99
The Tiny Seed • $4.45 1 $4.45

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