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Ms. Neilan from N Hollywood CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade Super Stars Learn to Read

My students need a classroom library! We would love to fill it with books such as Hop on Pop, Stuck, The Day the Crayons Quit,and historical biographies to e used during our Daily Five.

  • $481 goal

This project expired on January 13, 2016.

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My Students

My first graders are learning how to choose books on their own, but we are facing the challenge of having a rather lack-luster classroom library and no school library. We need a good set of quality books to get excited about reading together and individually.

I am the fourth teacher that has been with this classroom, so they have had a pretty rocky start to the first grade.

The students embodies the diversity that Los Angeles is known for. A strong majority of the students are English Language Learners. The students are eager to learn and share their stories. We are currently learning how to read independently and how exciting books can be. New Horizons Charter Academy is a very small and new school. There is a huge focus on doing everything digitally. While this is a skill that students need to be successful in the future, they also need physical books to pick up and go on an adventure with.

My Project

The students will be reading these books on a daily basis. We are using the Daily 5 system in which students are learning to build stamina and read independently. The students need books that will get them excited about reading through their entire life. These books will also help students learn how to find books that fit their interests and their reading abilities.

Learning in a print-rich environment will make a huge difference in how the students feel about the room.

Providing the students with tools to get them excited about learning will encourage them to push themselves throughout their entire life.

Ms. Neilan
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat / One Fish Two Fish / Green Eggs and Ham / Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) • Amazon Business $25.40 1 $25.40
Waiting • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Foam Magnets - Letters • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Lost and Found • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
How to Catch a Star • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Flashlight • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
The Dark (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
This Moose Belongs to Me • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Stuck • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon Business $10.04 1 $10.04
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Mister Seahorse: board book (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
This Is Not My Hat • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
You Are Not Small • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
I am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change World) • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
The Very Busy Spider • Amazon Business $6.62 1 $6.62
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31

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