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Mrs. Ambrose from Taft CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Literacy One Book at a Time

Help me give my students "beginning readers", especially the Biscuit series and author Margaret Hillert's series, so that my mostly Spanish-speaking first graders can feel successful at reading.

  • $593 goal

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My Students

My 27 first grade students are mostly English learners. They are very eager to learn to read and are full of questions. When we read stories together they really enjoy participating in discussions that bring their world and knowledge into the story. They also love to draw and write about stories that we read. My students look forward to coming to school every day and are showing growth in their reading skills as they learn to have discourse with their peers. Their expression of joy when they meet their reading goals is my inspiration for teaching!

Most of my students do not have books at home to read.

I send home my books from my shelves, but after 7 years of teaching my books have become tattered and unrepairable.

My Project

My requested books will be placed in my classroom library. All of these books have been chosen with my students' needs in mind.

During our independent reading block students choose a book from the shelf to read.

They must read it three times before they can take an Accelerated Reader test on that book. The selected books are all books that can be used on Accelerated Reader, and being able to have a book that my students can feel successful at is very important to me. The selected books will help them continue to enjoy independent reading as they continue to gain confidence in their reading skills.

In addition, my students can take these books home in their book bag so they can read for 20 minutes each evening as part of their homework. The books are returned each morning and another reassigned as needed.

I know my students will LOVE this new addition to our classroom library.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dear Dragon (11 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $98.27 1 $98.27
Margaret Hillert (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $68.60 1 $68.60
Biscuit (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 3 $56.01
CD-Biscuit Goes to School Book and CD Biscuit Goes to School Book and CD • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Biscuit and the Little Pup • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit Wins a Prize • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit's New Trick • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit Goes Camping • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit and the Baby • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Bathtime for Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit Loves the Library • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit Visits the Big City • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit's Day at the Farm • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit Plays Ball • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit in the Garden • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit Takes a Walk • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Sid and Sam • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Biscuit Visits the Doctor • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73

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