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Mrs. Ankrom from Chesapeake VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year, First Grade & First Library!

My students need books for our classroom library. Since this is my first year teaching I am starting out with minimal books and resources. That being said, anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated!

  • $600 goal

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My Students

The school year has not started yet but I am trying to get a head start on preparing my classroom library. That being said, I don’t know my first graders yet but I am planning on teaching them to have a love for reading so books for them will be a necessity. Ideally, I would like to have a large variety (different genres, and topics) of books for them to choose from so there are options for every student in my classroom.

My Project

These books will make a difference in my first grade classroom because they will provide me with the opportunity to set up a print rich environment. Starting a love for reading at a young age is very important and that’s exactly what I plan on doing with these books. These books will be used during literacy circles (small groups), morning work, and any other free time that the students would like to grab a book. I would like to have a large variety of books so that there are options for all of the different interests in my classroom. I cannot wait to set up my library and kick off a year full of reading!

Mrs. Ankrom
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 1 Classic Grade Level Library (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $254.84 1 $254.84
Grade 1 Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $45.54 1 $45.54
Favorite Author Study - Robert Kraus (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.14 1 $29.14
Favorite Author Study - Maurice Sendak (3 Books) • AKJ Education $16.35 1 $16.35
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Series Sampler - Little Critter (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Series Sampler - National Geographic Readers (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $12.69 1 $12.69
Paddington Bear in the Garden • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Favorite Author Study - Arnold Lobel (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $11.94 1 $11.94
Goodnight Moon Classic Library • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Thank You Book • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Corduroy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Velveteen Rabbit • AKJ Education $2.80 1 $2.80

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