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Mrs. Bettenhauser from Brentwood NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading

Help me give my students books to further fuel their love of reading. Books are a precious gift to these motivated learners and would keep them wanting to learn!

  • $605 goal

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My Students

Every day is an exciting adventure being in a 4th grade classroom! I currently have 28 students in my class. Nineteen of my students are ENL learners. I co-teach with an ENL teacher for 90 minutes a day. Our classroom is grouped according to needs for all academic areas. We work together to help each child reach their potential in a warm and comforting environment. My students love to come to reading groups and truly benefit from visual aids in all areas. They come to school excited to learn and take pride in their accomplishments. Many of my students speak Spanish at home and come from countries such as Honduras, El Salvador, Columbia, and Guatemala. It's exciting to see them blossom from month to month. I have the best job in the world!

My Project

Reading, reading, reading! Seeing my students' love of reading is a breath of fresh air. I chose sets of books for my students so that they can reciprocal read. They read, collaborate, and share by discussing their predictions, questions, visualizations, clarifications, and summaries with each other each day. My students get excited to read and I'd like to give them books to further motivate them to enjoy reading.

My students are highly motivated readers and can't wait to open a book each day.

Reading is a precious time of the day in my class and I want them to continue to look forward to this time in our class.

Mrs. Bettenhauser
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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
Stuart Little: 60th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.59 6 $33.54
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 6 $32.88
The Big Wave • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Great Expectations • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
The Storm • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
The Secret Garden • AKJ Education $3.59 6 $21.54
Kids Bookmarks Bulk Variety Pack - 48 Bookmarks Total (12 Mermaid, 12 Unicorn, 12 Emoticon, 12 Sports) - Birthday Party Favors - Student Prizes - Teacher Supply Packs - Reading Incentives • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Bookmarks Cards For Kids (60 Pack)- Hilariously Silly Jokes Series 2- Funny and Hilarious Learning Pack - Excellent Party Favors Teacher Classroom Reading Rewards and Incentive Gifts for Young Readers • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Point Games Checkers Game with Super Durable Board - Indoor/Outdoor Fun Board Game for All Ages • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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