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

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover!

Help me give my students stories to develop their inner beauty. Each of these stories will help teach my students important qualities like responsibility, kindness, and respectfulness.

  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds, representing many cultures. Our families are considered high-poverty so it's difficult to ask families for extra materials needed for our students in our classrooms. Most families are very supportive and enjoy participating in the after school activities we offer.

Our school supplies are often lacking, so I often spend a lot of my own personal money on classroom materials because I don't want my students to be without the necessary materials to keep them organized and prepared for school.

My Project

Reading aloud to my students is one of my favorite times of the day. Watching the students react positively to the stories I select and read is so rewarding. Having the students discuss and respond to meaningful questions empowers their personal learning and comprehension of difficult and abstract topics.

Literature is great way to teach life lessons to children.

I can teach the students the basic components of books or stories. In addition, I can also teach the students about more abstract topics such as conflict and resolution, a character's mood and how it changes, and kindness and compassion.

Adding these books to my read aloud time with my students would be so impactful as I try to have them dig deeper into the stories and their emotions, beyond just reading the words.

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Mrs. Yonekawa
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Louder, Lili • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Bear Has a Story to Tell • Amazon Business $17.24 1 $17.24
A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree • Amazon Business $15.85 1 $15.85
Cranberry Thanksgiving (Cranberryport) • Amazon Business $15.61 1 $15.61
A Bear in War • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Curious Garden • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Ginger and Petunia • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Grumpy Groundhog • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Hedgie's Surprise • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Otis and the Tornado • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Wolf! • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee: (Read Aloud Books, Series Books for Kids, Books for Early Readers) (Mr. McGee) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
John Philip Duck • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
All the Places to Love • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Butterfly House: Step inside to discover over 100 species of nature's most beautiful insects • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Santa Claus and the Three Bears • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Goldilocks and Just the One Bear. Leigh Hodgkinson • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Trees of the Dancing Goats (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Fiona's Luck • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crickwing • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
In November • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Owl And the Woodpecker • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
The Biggest Snowman Ever • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dirt on My Shirt: Selected Poems (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$343.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$409.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.32

Total project goal

$482.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.16

2 Donors

-$251.08

Donations toward project cost

-$213.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.66

match offer

-$231.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$196.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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