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Ms. Bolgatz from Oakland CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Books for Emerging Readers!

Help me give my students books that are engaging and at their reading levels!

  • $505 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are hardworking, curious, inquisitive learners. They strive to consistently do their best and go above and beyond classroom expectations. Most of my students speak a language other than English at home and their families come from countries all over the world. The students in my class have many aspirations and consistently work hard and persevere in the face of academic and social challenges throughout the school day. I am incredibly proud of the work they do and the humans they are.

Together with families, our school is committed to giving all students opportunities to follow their dreams.

With limited school funds, it can be challenging to provide our students with the high-quality materials and supplies they need and deserve to get the most out of school. That's why we need you!

My Project

Learning to read and comprehend is crucial to the success of all students. These different books series will help my newly independent 2nd grade readers make the important transition from leveled readers to beginning chapter books. These books are full of easy to read text, simple plot lines, plenty of context clues, and illustrations, which all help build reading comprehension.

With these new series, my students will be able to follow their favorite characters through adventures in book after book.

As a newly independent reader, there's a lot to digest in a book, like story structure, characters, setting, and plot. Reading books in a series gives the students a comfort level so that they can focus on the words and get to know a group of characters.

The Branches collection of books, which include The Dragon Master's series, The Notebooks of Doom, Owl Diaries, and many more will improve my students' ability to read and comprehend by exposing them to stories and text that are neither too easy, nor too hard, which develops confidence while facilitating comprehension.

Ms. Bolgatz
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Books A Library of Books 1-28 The Ultimate Box Set Of 28 Books 1-28 Books Set Osborne Mary Pope • Amazon Business $65.00 1 $65.00
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Books 1 - 9 • Amazon Business $49.68 1 $49.68
The Heidi Heckelbeck Ten-Book Collection: Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret; Casts a Spell; and the Cookie Contest; in Disguise; Gets Glasses; and the ... Christmas Surprise; and the Tie-Dyed Bunny • Amazon Business $39.47 1 $39.47
The Princess in Black Collection 4 Books Set (The Princess in Black, The Perfect Princess Party, The Hungry Bunny Horde, Takes a Vacation) • Amazon Business $26.40 1 $26.40
Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe 4 book set • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
The Babymousetastic Boxed Set! • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Squish #3: The Power of the Parasite • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Squish #2: Brave New Pond • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Rosa Parks (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Simone Biles: America's Greatest Gymnast (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Ruby Bridges (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader and American Hero (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Barack Obama: Groundbreaking President (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Malala Yousafzai: Champion for Education (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Rise of the Balloon Goons: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Day of the Night Crawlers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eva's Treetop Festival: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eva Sees a Ghost: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Howl at the Moon: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Boris Gets a Lizard: A Branches Book (Boris #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Monkey Me and the School Ghost: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Monkey Me and the New Neighbor: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Monkey Me and the Pet Show: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Boris Sees the Light: A Branches Book (Boris #4) • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
Digging for Dinos: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #2) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) • Amazon Business $4.15 1 $4.15
A Woodland Wedding: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #3) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Boris for the Win: A Branches Book (Boris #3) • Amazon Business $3.33 1 $3.33

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