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Mrs. Buenrostro from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dyslexia Is Our Superpower

Help me give my students the supplies they need to keep their daily work organized and books with characters who are dealing with dyslexia just like my students.

  • $629 goal

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My Students

Reading is the foundation to education, and without be able to build a solid foundation my students are struggling more than ever. I am a dyslexia interventionist who services students with dyslexia. My students come to see me to receive dyslexia intervention services to help them with their reading fluency and comprehension.

My students, like their peers, enjoy reading, but they have to overcome many obstacles just to read simple books.

Many times dyslexic students are forced to read books on their reading level, but not on their social and intellectual level. Luckily the struggles my students face have not affected their love for reading.

With the intervention these students receive from me they will grow in their reading fluency, and thus their comprehension.

My Project

The supplies I am requesting will help my students in a variety of ways. I have requested items like binders, page protectors, pencils, and markers so that all students can focus on the work, not their lack of supplies or lack of quality in their supplies. Dyslexic students like mine need to use a variety of writing utensils. The variety in the writing helps the students with their handwriting as well as their muscle memory for each letter.

The books that I have asked for range from wordless picture books to books about students, like mine, with dyslexia.

Some requested titles include The Twits, The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates, The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia, It's Called Dyslexis, and Tom's Special Talent - Dyslexia. The wordless picture books are for our group read alouds. Taking away the words helps my students not feel anxious about reading a book they cant read. Instead, the students can work on inferencing and predicting all while increasing their oral language. The books about students with dyslexia will help my students understand that many people are dyslexic just like them.

Mrs. Buenrostro
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Nonstick Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Medium-Weight, Clear, 2.4 mil, 8 1/2" x 11", 200/Bx • Staples Advantage $21.99 3 $65.97
Staples Standard View Binder with D-Rings, White, 220 Sheet Capacity, 1" Ring • Staples Advantage $2.72 20 $54.40
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point, Limited Edition Tropical & Assorted Colors, 24 Pack • Staples Advantage $31.79 1 $31.79
Crayola Classic Markers, Broad Line, 10/Box • Staples Advantage $4.99 6 $29.94
Avery Heavy-Duty View Binder, 3" One Touch Rings, 670 Sheet Capacity, DuraHinge, White (79193) • Staples Advantage $12.99 2 $25.98
Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Red Book (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
The Lion & the Mouse • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
Quest (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy) • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Journey (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Value Pack, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $6.45 2 $12.90
Staples Translucent Pencil Boxes, Clear, 2 1/4"H x 5 5/8"W x 8 1/4"L • Staples Advantage $3.19 4 $12.76
Quiet • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Staples 10574 Adjustable 3-Hole Punch, 10 Sheet/20 Lb., Black • Staples Advantage $12.59 1 $12.59
A Ball for Daisy (Caldecott Medal - Winner Title(s)) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Mr. Wuffles! (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s)) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Tom's Special Talent - Dyslexia (Moonbeam book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Knees: The mixed up world of a boy with dyslexia • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Fossil • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $8.04 1 $8.04
It's Called Dyslexia (Live and Learn Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Zoom (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tuesday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Twits • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Presharpened Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, Dozen • Staples Advantage $1.82 4 $7.28
The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Chalk • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Name Is Brain Brian (Apple Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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