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Ms. Uhlarik from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade Classroom Library

Help me give my students access to books on their reading level and that are relevant to their lives.

  • $507 goal

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My Students

The first grade students of my classroom are full of questions and a love for learning! They care about both their individual progress and the growth of their peers. Our classroom of learners strive to be leaders and helpful members of their community.

As a first year teacher, I want to make sure all my students are supported in their learning and social emotional development.

My students are eager to immerse themselves in learning in ways where their voices are heard, they are able to relate to topics, and they are constantly being pushed to grow.

My Project

Reading is such a foundational skill in a child's academic journey. In order for this skill to be adopted into a child's life, they need to be immersed into a plethora of books. Children are deserving of having books at their level as well as books that interest them.

With this classroom library, my students will have access to books of various levels, that are relevant to their lives, and that support social emotional learning.

The leveled books will be used for students to select for independent reading. They will be able to choose books they enjoy that are at their current reading level. The individual books will be used for whole class read alouds. These books are focused on topics such as kindness, helping others, and appreciating all cultures and identities. All these books are great conversation starters about important ways we can contribute to our community.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Kindergarten BestSellers (18 books) • AKJ Education $95.99 1 $95.99
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 1 Best Sellers (20 books) • AKJ Education $82.86 1 $82.86
What If... • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
One • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Pete & Pickles • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever--or Snack Time? • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $13.17 1 $13.17
Red A Crayon's Story • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Dragons Love Tacos • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Jabari Jumps • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
First Day Jitters • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Night Before First Grade • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49

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