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Mrs. Burgess from Salinas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fabulous Books for Kindergarten Readers!

Help me give my students fabulous storage bins and books that I chose from the wonderful authors of the literacy world.

  • $630 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so excited to embark on a new journey this upcoming year! This year, I will be teaching Kindergarten. My children just love learning and going to school. If you were to ask my students what their favorite subject is you would get a wide range of answers ranging from math, reading, social studies, science, and art. One thing I will say is they ALL love learning to read and doing our hands on math.

Our school is very small but diverse.

Most of my students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Our school is a Title I school. Many of my children are English Language Learners and are Limited English Proficient. It is also very different from most schools because we also have 5 Special Day Classes. This allows my children to have a wonderful experience of becoming friends with children with special needs.

My Project

Reading is a basic and essential life skill that is made extremely important to build a life long learner. When it comes to reading, one of the best ways to learn and improve is through exposure to many, many books.

My goal is to build a huge classroom library of high quality literature, including the Curious George series and Clifford books, in order to help my student learn to read, and foster a lifelong love of reading.

By building these important skills and improving their reading abilities now, it will be a launching point for them to insure a successful future as they move forward in school and eventually into the working world as productive adults.

The Flex-Space Student Storage Bins will provide organization and stability for our books. I will be able to work with students in their small groups during our literacy block with easy access to the books we need for the Common Core standards that we began implementing this school year. My students will have greater access to books that will enrich, educate, and inspire them.

Through the use of an exciting and welcoming classroom library right at their fingertips every day, the sky is the limit for my students!

Mrs. Burgess
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT675 - Flex-Space Student Storage Bins - Set of 24 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $143.20 1 $143.20
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $105.09 1 $105.09
Clifford® All Year Pack: Goes to Dog School, Takes a Trip, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford, We Love You, Birthday Party, Clifford's Christmas, Day with Dad, Clifford's Family, Halloween, Happy Easter, Happy Mother's Day, Thanksgiving Visit (Clifford) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Biscuit 6-Book Set: Biscuit, Biscuit and the Baby, Biscuit Finds a Friend, Biscuit Wins a Prize, Bis • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Dragon Gets By (Dragons) • Amazon Business $16.30 1 $16.30
The Miss Nelson Collection • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
If You Give a Dog a Donut • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Click, Clack, Quack to School! (A Click Clack Book) • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
George and Martha • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
George and Martha One Fine Day • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Curious George and the Firefighters • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Curious George and the Puppies • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Curious George's First Day of School • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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