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Mrs. Rodriguez from Hotchkiss CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Books in the Hands of Kids!

Help me give my students books, books, books! This will be the start of our classroom library.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What a sweet, curious group of second graders! These kids are something special. They come from a small town on the western slope of Colorado which affords them both the advantages and disadvantages of rural living.

These are kids who have an amazing amount of potential.

Being rural children, they know how to work hard, love to explore, and are enthusiastic about learning new things.

Then why aren't my students wild about reading? The answer is simple, these kids don't have adequate access to books. With no librarian on staff, a limited school library, and a meager and antiquated classroom library, getting "good fit" books into the hands of my students is challenging to say the least. Furthermore, only a few of my kids come from homes where parents will read with them. But, I feel certain that with access to high quality literature and a little encouragement, my kids would flip a switch. I believe my kids are wired to love reading. Help us create a classroom community that celebrates reading and learning!

My Project

Kids need books. It's that simple. My project asks for the most basic need in any classroom... BOOKS! Pete the Cat, Curious George, Henry and Mudge! These are just of a few of the books I've requested. Kids become great readers by reading lots of "good fit" books. As a teacher, your goal is to get kids to read as much as possible every day. When you have a rich classroom library, that "good fit" book is only an arm's length away.

By providing my students with a rich classroom library, you are inspiring them to become the great readers they are meant to be.

With your donation, you will provide my students with better access to quality literature, opportunities to share with their peers, and give them materials they will be motivated to read. These are bright kids who just need to see how exciting reading can be. Once they get going, I have no doubt they are going to soar.

Let's face it, reading should be fun. Help my kids discover just how amazing a good book can be.

Mrs. Rodriguez
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Can Read (32 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $113.46 1 $113.46
Pete the Cat (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $50.84 1 $50.84
Grade 1 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.72 1 $35.72
Harry the Dirty Dog (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $21.67 1 $21.67
Favorite Author Study - Cynthia Rylant (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Favorite Author Study - Crosby Bonsall (5 Books) • AKJ Education $17.92 1 $17.92
Series Sampler - Little Critter (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93
Curious George Rides a Bike • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Five Chinese Brothers • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
I'm My Own Dog • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Little Red Riding Hood • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Where the Wild Things Are • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Guess How Much I Love You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Lady With The Alligator Purse • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Gingerbread Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Curious George Flies a Kite • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Tortoise and the Hare • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bear's Bicycle • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock • AKJ Education $4.39 1 $4.39
Go Away, Dog • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Drop It, Rocket! (Step Into Reading, Step 1) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Horse in Harry's Room • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Kick, Pass, and Run • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Who Will Be My Friends? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Messy Bessey • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
The Snowman • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Ponies • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Just a School Project • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Just a Snowman • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Scholastic Reader Level 2: More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Education $2.79 1 $2.79

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