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Mrs. Millar from Ashland MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Year Teacher Building a Classroom Library!

Help me give my students amazing read alouds to add to our classroom library!

  • $811 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so excited to start my first year teaching first grade! I will have 18 wonderful first graders this year. My students are sweet, amazing and hilarious tiny humans who LOVE to read! Reading is such an important part of our day in first grade--whether that is independent, with partners, in small groups or read alouds.

Quality read alouds give students the opportunity to build their vocabulary, and are a great way to model reading strategies.

Read alouds are truly beneficial to a student’s natural progression in learning, and reading aloud to students shows them what a proficient reader looks and sounds like.

My Project

This year in first grade my goal is to create a classroom library that is filled with amazing books that show people from all walks of life, as well as books that can be used to teach reading strategies. The books I am requesting for my classroom are all high quality mentor texts that will help me to teach my students essential reading skills such as fluency, expression, inferencing, predicting, making connections, understanding point of view, and identifying theme or message.

These skills are vital to students' success in reading, both in the classroom and beyond.

The books I have chosen also teach important life skills such as perseverance, problem solving, being a good friend and most importantly having a growth mindset!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Be a Friend • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
I Love You Already! • Amazon Business $17.07 1 $17.07
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
If You Give a Moose a Muffin • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
If You Give a Dog a Donut • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Memoirs of a Goldfish • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Little Tree • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
That's Not a Hippopotamus! • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
If You Give a Pig a Pancake • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
How to Make Friends with a Ghost • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Hannah and Sugar • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
One Day, The End: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Explorers of the Wild • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
To the Sea • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Can I Be Your Dog? • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Are We There, Yeti? • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Memoirs of a Parrot • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Love Is: (Illustrated Story Book about Caring for Others, Book About Love for Parents and Children, Rhyming Picture Book) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
No, No, Gnome! • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Antoinette (Gaston and Friends) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
The Curious Garden • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Louise Loves Art • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Your Alien • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Gaston (Gaston and Friends) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
This House, Once • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
A Boy and a Jaguar • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Leo: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Book • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
If You Take a Mouse to School • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
If You Give a Pig a Party • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Your Alien Returns • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Flight School • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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