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Ms. Rodriguez from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fresh Books for a Great Bunch of Kids

Help me give my students a variety of books and 8 cushy seats.

  • $1,538 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious and creative thinkers. They have an amazing positive attitude for learning. I am most proud of their ability to persevere despite the challenges they face.

My young learners are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

My class is comprised of students that are differently abled and English language learners.

Our Second grade class is a mix of high performers and special education students, but all have untapped talent and curiosity. Having worked with some for a few years now, I’ve been witness to a group that loves being challenged with new material and hoping some donors will help move them further along in satisfying their curiosity , and desire to learn.

The school is a Bi-Lingual and Bi-Cultural school based in upper Manhattan in NYC. Some of the kids hear Spanish primarily at home but all are developing strong English language skills. The more they read, the more those skills will be reinforced and and expanded.

My Project

I am looking for support for fiction books and nonfiction books that will both hone their skills at the right level but also can become good subjects for discussion. These books will reinforce and expand our core curriculum, and contain continued visual supports for our English Language learners.

The current supply of books is somewhat used and tattered, and the kids understanding that people are investing in them will bring them great joy.

The school is a Bi-Lingual and Bi-Cultural school based in East Harlem in NYC. Some of the kids hear Spanish primarily at home but all are developing strong English language skills. The more they read, the more those skills will be reinforced and expanded.

I am also asking for individual cushy seats and a small group horse shoe table. Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 6 $299.94
RR400 - Flex-Space Classroom Storage Bench • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
Grade 2 Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $62.72 1 $62.72
Grade 2 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $43.98 1 $43.98
LL722 - Level K Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.00 1 $39.00
LL719 - Level I Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
LL721 - Level J Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
Cats • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
LL718 - Level H Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
LL724 - Level M Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
Favorite Author Study - Cynthia Rylant (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Cats from Head to Tail • AKJ Education $5.95 3 $17.85
Cats: Questions and Answers • AKJ Education $5.07 3 $15.21
Hello Reader! (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Batman Phonics Fun • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Penny and Her Song • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
National Geographic Readers: Cats (Level 1 Co-reader) • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Frog and Toad Are Friends • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Frog and Toad Together (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Days with Frog and Toad • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Penny and Her Marble • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Batman Classic: Meet the Super Heroes With Superman and Wonder Woman • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
The Candy Corn Contest • AKJ Education $5.39 2 $10.78
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • AKJ Education $3.59 3 $10.77
George and Martha • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Comparing With Cats • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Something's Fishy • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Mercy Watson to the Rescue • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Minnie and Moo: The Night of the Living Bed • AKJ Education $2.91 3 $8.73
No More Monsters for Me! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Dolphins! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
George and Martha Early Reader • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
George and Martha Two Great Friends Early Reader Two Great Friends • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Frog and Toad All Year • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Mouse Tales • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Clouds • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Batman Classic: Dawn of the Dynamic Duo Dawn of the Dynamic Duo • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings Flat • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Amazing Gorillas! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Scholastic Reader Level 1: A Bug, a Bear, and a Boy • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Pinky and Rex and the Bully • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
A Tooth Story • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Penny and Her Doll • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
All About Dogs and Puppies • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Good Night, Little Kitten • AKJ Education $2.88 2 $5.76
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Mr. Noisy • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55

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