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Ms. Nussbaum from Boynton Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun and Engaging Books for our Shared Reading!

My students need fun and engaging fiction and nonfiction books, like The National Geographic Readers & Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully, that they can listen to every day.

  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The first time coming to school can be very scary for students. I want them to come in and be inspired to read and learn. This could be the year that magic happens and they fall in love with books!

The majority of my students come from low income families and are on free or reduced lunch.

At school I want them to have a wide variety of levels and genres for them to choose what they want to read and be inspired. I am going to have 18-20 students coming to a school for the first time and I want them to love it!

My Project

The books being requested, such as The National Geographic Readers & Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully, will be used to support our Reader's and Writer's workshop as well as our Word Study. The more kids read the more they know. The more they know, the more background knowledge they bring to their studies. These books will give my students opportunities to think and talk while supporting reader's progress towards more complex texts.

The Shared Reading shelf provides fiction and nonfiction books that my students will want to go back and read over and over again.

Even in a first reading, my students will be able to chime in with our reading, and on subsequent reads, they will be able to work with more depth on the word work and comprehension opportunities these books provide. These books will offer a wide range of book choices and will give my students access to high-quality and high-interest fiction and nonfiction texts. Reading Engagement = Academic Success!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Readers (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.40 1 $22.40
What Is Veterans Day? • AKJ Education $17.23 1 $17.23
Enemy Pie • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Gingerbread Pirates • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
If I Built a House • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Mitten A Ukrainian Folktale • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hogwash! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Ron's Big Mission • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hey, Little Ant • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Stela Luna / Stellaluna • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Rainbow Fish • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Duck & Goose • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Duck, Duck, Goose • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Relatives Came • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
An Elephant Grows Up • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Little Red Hen • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dr desoto • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Snowy Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pumpkin Town! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Barn Dance! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Scarecrow • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Gingerbread Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One-Dog Canoe • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Koala Lou • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Whose Tail Is This? • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
A Bad Case of Stripes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Are You a Snail? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Crazy Hair Day • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sheep In A Jeep • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Jessica • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Reindeer • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Apples for Everyone • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Tree For All Seasons • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Planets • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Bats • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Ponies • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
What If You Had Animal Hair? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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