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

Creating Readers and Writers Through Books!

My students need fiction and nonfiction books for our classroom library, mentor texts for writing, big books for shared reading, and a listening center.

  • $1,582 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want all of my students to think of themselves as readers and writers. I want them to love to read and write. I work hard to foster a passion for these subjects in my students and to create a safe learning environment where they will be able to grow in these subject areas.

My class has 29 students this year.

The majority of them are Latino and for many English is their second language. Our school provides free breakfast and lunch to all students. The parents of my students are hard workers and want the best for their children. Many of them work long hours trying to provide for their families. I have a wide range of reading abilities in my class from a non-reader to several who are already reading on grade level for the end of second grade. My goal is to meet each child where they are and to help them grow and develop as a reader and writer.

My Project

These exciting and engaging materials will help my students grow as readers and writers. Many of these books were selected because they will support our Language Arts units such as Friendship, Our World, Our Country, Fairytales New and Old, and Dinosaurs. These amazing titles will be used in read-alouds and for students to read independently. I have also selected several big books to use in shared readings with the class. Some of the books were chosen because of their popularity with my students. The Magic Tree House series and the Elephant and Piggie books are huge hits with my kids. In the past I have checked these books out from the public library and brought them into class to share with my students; it will be amazing to have these books my kids' finger tips all year long. Other books were selected as mentor texts for writing or as a way to introduce a concept at the beginning of a writing lesson. The art books and insect collection will inspire writing projects.

These books and other materials will make a tremendous difference in our classroom by providing access to engaging materials that connect to our curriculum.

My students will hear, see, read, and write about these materials as they become competent and inspired readers and writers.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE430X - Social Studies Literature Libraries - Gr. 1-3 Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
Elephant and Piggie (17 bk set) • AKJ Books $113.09 1 $113.09
CB500X - Dr. Seuss Classics Hardcover Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
2-3 Exemplar Stories (13 bk set) • AKJ Books $64.96 1 $64.96
CW160 - Continents of the World Photo Book Series • Lakeshore Learning Materials $62.50 1 $62.50
2-3 Exemplar Informational Texts (8 bk set) • AKJ Books $56.89 1 $56.89
BK342 - Quick as a Cricket Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK460 - Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Big Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.95 1 $25.95
BK568 - From Caterpillar to Butterfly • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Paint Lab: 52 Exercises inspired by Artists, Materials, Time, Place, and Method (Lab Series) • Amazon $18.29 1 $18.29
LA803 - 8-Station Junction Box Without Volume Controls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages (Lab Series) • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun (Lab Series) • Amazon $15.11 1 $15.11
American Tall Tales Mary Pope Osborne, Michael McCurdy (Illu • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Garden of Abdul Gasazi • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Bear's New Friend (The Bear Books) • Amazon $13.78 1 $13.78
My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits • Amazon $13.67 1 $13.67
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon $13.56 1 $13.56
A Letter to Amy (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $13.15 1 $13.15
Bear's Loose Tooth (The Bear Books) • Amazon $12.83 1 $12.83
Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood • Amazon $12.67 1 $12.67
Hi, Cat (Picture Books) • Amazon $12.67 1 $12.67
Geoworld Bug's World 6 Real Insects • Amazon $10.50 1 $10.50
Animalia • Amazon $9.94 1 $9.94
The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story (Paws IV Children's Books) • Amazon $8.90 1 $8.90
John Henry: An American Legend (Knopf Children's Paperbacks) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The King Who Rained • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
John Henry (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Worrywarts • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Goldie and the Three Bears • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
If You Were a Suffix (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
If You Were an Adjective (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
If You Were a Prefix (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
If You Were a Pronoun (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
If You Were a Noun (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
If You Were a Contraction (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
If You Were a Verb (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
If You Were an Adverb (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes (Ways to Say It) • Amazon $6.56 1 $6.56
The Egyptian Cinderella • Amazon $6.35 1 $6.35
Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Cinder Edna • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Prince Cinders • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Adelita • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
American Tall Tales (Puffin Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Jennie's Hat (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Goggles (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Persian Cinderella • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Thesaurus Rex • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Eight Ate: A Feast of Homonym Riddles • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Yours Truly, Goldilocks • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Class Adventures) • Amazon $5.45 1 $5.45
The Korean Cinderella • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Sleeping Ugly • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

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