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Mrs. Pagel from Madison WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Books to Hook Students on Reading!

My students need diverse and engaging books for guided reading groups!

  • $920 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I strive to foster independence in my students, which allows them to have a sense of pride and feelings of accomplishment. This encourages problem-solving when my students will be faced with challenges in the future.

I teach in a classroom where half of the day instruction is in English, and half of the day instruction is in Spanish.

I have both native Spanish and native English speakers in my class, as well as students who speak many other languages at home. In our class, my students are becoming readers and writers in both Spanish and English! Our diverse students love to learn!

My Project

Our school is comprised of kindergarten through second grade students. A quarter of those students are native Spanish speakers, and half of our school is learning to read and write in Spanish. This project will add diverse early chapter books to our school's bookroom - a room where books are leveled and stored for teachers to check out and use with small groups of students in the classroom. I will use these books in my classroom with small groups of students during guided reading. They will take them home to share with their families for reading homework. It is so important for students to see themselves reflected in the class curriculum. Adding these books will help students feel more connected to school and more engaged in what they are reading.

Mrs. Pagel
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frog and Friends (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 6 $89.58
Diario de Greg: Un renacuajo (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid) • AKJ Education $13.13 6 $78.78
Marty maravilla y la fuga de lombrices/ Marty McGuire digs worms! • AKJ Education $11.67 6 $70.02
Stink: Superhéroe del sistema solar (Stink: Solar System Superhero) • AKJ Education $6.53 6 $39.18
Bok! Bok! Boom!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty • Amazon Business $4.93 6 $29.58
If the Dinosaurs Came Back • Amazon Business $4.88 6 $29.28
Lulu's Mysterious Mission • Amazon Business $4.51 6 $27.06
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #1) • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
Anna Hibiscus • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! A Branches Book (Press Start! #2) • Amazon Business $4.32 6 $25.92
Little Red Quacking Hood: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #2) • Amazon Business $4.20 6 $25.20
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94
Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94
Bear on the Loose!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #2) • Amazon Business $3.99 6 $23.94
Pirate Spacecat Attack (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #10) • Amazon Business $3.97 6 $23.82
Moldylocks and the Three Beards: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1) • Amazon Business $3.93 6 $23.58
Picture Day: A Branches Book (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe #1) • Amazon Business $3.76 6 $22.56
Eva Sees a Ghost: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #2) • Amazon Business $3.61 6 $21.66
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $3.61 6 $21.66
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • Amazon Business $3.59 6 $21.54
The Underwater Planet (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice #6) • Amazon Business $3.56 6 $21.36
Tooth Bandits: A Branches Book (Stella and the Night Sprites #2) • Amazon Business $2.42 6 $14.52

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