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Mrs. Zurita from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gearing Up Motivation And Engagement in Reading My Classroom!

Help me give my students get new headphones, more books for our classroom library and classroom rewards to motivate them to read.

  • $943 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income / high poverty school district, where my scholars are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom.

I teach 2nd grade bilingual students in a Title 1 school in Houston, Texas.

My scholars come from low-income families and have many different learning styles. I am trying to create an environment where all my students are protected, engaged and focused during my lessons without distractions from outside influences. My scholars might not have access to technology at home, therefore I am trying to have that safe exposure during school.

My Project

Going on my 6th year teaching and some of the books in my classroom need to retire and I need to replenish with more books. My classroom needs books that are high interest in both fiction and nonfiction so my scholars are exposed to a variety of topics and genres. I have also requested headphones to be used with online e-books as some headphones have been damaged in the last year. Also, to keep them motivated I have requested some items for my treasure box.

This project is important to me so I am able to give my students the motivation to become lifelong readers.

Mrs. Zurita
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Biografías de estadounidenses (American Biographies) (16 Books) • AKJ Education $119.60 1 $119.60
Scentco Graphite Smencils Cylinder of 50 HB #2 Scented Pencils • Amazon Business $52.24 2 $104.48
Elecder i39 Headphones with Microphone for Kids, Children, Girls, Boys, Teens, Adults, Foldable Adjustable Wired On Ear Headsets for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 (Gray/Mint Green) • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
TIME FOR KIDS® Informational Text Grade 2 Spanish Set 1 10-Book Set • AKJ Education $51.03 1 $51.03
Jalousie 29 Pieces Stress Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys (29 Pcs Pack). • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Mesh Squishy Ball (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $24.58 1 $24.58
Geddes Snack Attack Scented Kneaded Eraser Assortment, Set of 36 (68122) • Amazon Business $18.72 1 $18.72
Geddes Scent-Sibles Scented Bookmark Assortment, Set of 48 (67631) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Play-Doh Party Bag Dough (15 Count) • Amazon Business $5.97 3 $17.91
Raymond Geddes Rainbow Writer Pencil, 50 Pack (65884) • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Haawooky Kid's Children Flexible Soft Pencil Magic Bend School Fun Equipment, 30 Piece • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Eureka 24 Piece Scratch-and-Sniff Bubble Gum Scented Bookmarks, Piece • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Nuestro medio ambiente en constante cambio (Our Ever-Changing Environment) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
La cultura de Estados Unidos (American Culture) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Las familias a lo largo del tiempo (Families Through Time) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Culturas de todo el mundo (Cultures Around the World) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Historias de inmigración (Immigration Stories) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Estadounidenses asombrosos: Rosa Parks (Amazing Americans: Rosa Parks) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mapas de nuestro mundo (Mapping Our World) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Haz tu parte: Servicio a la comunidad (Doing Your Part: Serving Your Community) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
El dinero y el comercio en nuestro mundo (Money and Trade in Our World) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
El cumpleaños de Washington (Washington's Birthday) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Maravillas naturales de Estados Unidos (America's Natural Landmarks) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Nuestros recursos naturales (Our Natural Resources) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
El gobierno de EE. UU. y tú (You and the U.S. Government) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Maravillas de Estados Unidos hechas por el hombre (America's Man-Made Landmarks) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Reglas del hogar (Rules At Home) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
¡Respeta las reglas! (Respect The Rules!) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Juro lealtad a la bandera (I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
¿Qué hace a una ciudad? (What Makes a Town?) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Estadounidenses asombrosos: George Washington • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Usando el dinero (Using Money) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Estadounidenses asombrosos: Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Bienes y servicios en la ciudad (Goods and Services Around Town) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dar las gracias (Giving Thanks) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Reglas en la escuela (Rules At School) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Soledad/Loneliness • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Valentía (Brave) • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Vergüenza (Embarrassed) • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Preocupacion/ Worry • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Timidez/ Shy • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Celos (Jealous) • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Enojo/ Angry • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Felicidad (Happy) • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Impaciencia (Impatient) • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Sentimientos, Bondad/ Caring • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Tristeza (Sad) • AKJ Education $4.96 1 $4.96
Orgullo (Proud) • AKJ Education $4.74 1 $4.74
Una tarde en el Amazonas (Afternoon On The Amazon) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Terremoto al amanecer (Earthquake In The Early Morning) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
La noche de los ninjas (Night Of The Ninjas) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Leones a la hora del almuerzo (Lions At Lunchtime) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Vacaciones al pie de un volcán (Vacation Under The Volcano) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Max va a la escuela (Max Goes To School) • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Max va al Dentista/ Max Goes to the Dentist • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Max va a la Peluqueria • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Max va a la Biblioteca • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

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