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Ms. Boggs from Cincinnati OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Little Readers!

Help me give my students new books to read at school and home!

  • $501 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Head Start preschool teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have seventeen little pieces of the puzzle that make up my classroom. And though they are all unique and different individuals, they share one thing in common: poverty. My students receive less opportunities, less support and less resources than a typical child, all due to their socioeconomic status. I want to give them more.

Our society has come to an agreement that we have major issues to fix in our country, but is having a hard time deciding on how to do so.

I think the best and most critical place to start is with our children. I want to do everything I can to ensure that my students have their best chance.

My Project

My students love books! They are assigned nightly reading homework to encourage literacy development and bonding with a caring adult at home. We send books home with families that may need help completing this homework. This program is called the Lending Library. We also give plenty of time for independent reading at school.

Books are incredibly important in early childhood, and I want to ensure that my students develop a love for reading now.

I want to fill our classroom library, and our Lending Library, with books they want to take home and share with their families! I love seeing my little learners spending some of their Free Choice time in our classroom library.

This selection of books includes a few books about mindfulness. We practice conscious discipline in our classroom, which includes lots of breathing techniques. These books would be wonderful to send home to help parents develop these emotional regulation skills too!

Thank you for your help in making sure we have lots of fresh books to keep my students interested in reading!

Ms. Boggs
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 17 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature • Amazon Business $19.80 1 $19.80
I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Skies Above My Eyes • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60
If You Give a Dog a Donut • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
A Walk Through the Woods • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
Red and Lulu • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
The Street Beneath My Feet • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
If You Give a Pig a Pancake • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Windows • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
A River • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Too Much Glue • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Spoon (The Spoon Series) • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Everything & Everywhere: A Fact-Filled Adventure for Curious Globe-Trotters (Travel Book for Children, Kids Adventure Book, World Fact Book for Kids) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Magic Hat Shop • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Journey (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Waiting • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Forever or a Day • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
The Donut Chef • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Farfallina & Marcel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sleep Like a Tiger (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s)) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12

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