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Ms. Tommila from Stockton CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students their favorite books that they can borrow and take home and share with their family!

  • $451 goal

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My Students

My students are curious and excited learners. They enjoy project-based learning, hands-on materials, activities, songs, and games. The students in my class all have autism and benefit a lot from multi-modal learning (accessing materials using all of their senses) and predictable routines and structures. My students especially love visual materials and communication supports in all of our learning activities.

Students with special needs love being included with their same-aged general education peers in regular classes.

With enough resources and supports, my students can be successful in any environment. I am constantly trying to learn from them what they need to be successful. Personalizing learning to meet students' interests and motivation is usually the key to their success in any setting.

My Project

The first three years of school is key to developing foundational reading skills. My students beginning readers with limited access to books at home. These books will also be available to check out and take home so students can share their favorite books with family.

Having a large range of books to choose from will help them pick stories that they are interested in and practice beginning experiences with books that are high interest to them.

Reading is also a great brain exercise and helps improve concentration. Many of these books have repeated phrases and repetition gets memorized and kids can “read” the repeated phrases and refrains. This grows their identity as a reader as well as familiarizes them with these words. Being familiar with text helps build confidence and keeps students motivated to look at text.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs (Groovy Joe #1) • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'M MAD? • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pete the Cat's Giant Groovy Book: 9 Books in One (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Pete The Cat Rocking In My School Shoes • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Llama Llama Loves to Read • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Llama Llama Red Pajama • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? • Amazon Business $10.08 1 $10.08
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? • Amazon Business $10.08 1 $10.08
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set: 5-Book 8x8 Set • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Froggy Goes to Grandma's • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Froggy Goes to School • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Froggy Goes to Bed • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Froggy Plays T-ball • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Froggy Plays Soccer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Froggy Gets a Doggy • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Froggy Rides a Bike • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Room? • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Froggy's Birthday Wish • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Froggy Learns to Swim • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Froggy Goes to Hawaii • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Froggy Bakes a Cake • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Llama Llama Loves Camping • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

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