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Ms. Francis from San Francisco CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Great Books for Amazing First Graders

My students need books, books, and more great books from various amazing authors.

  • $551 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in an urban setting and is very diverse. From ethnicity to family to economic diversity, we celebrate everyone! Our school is an inclusive school, which means every class has students with special needs. We teach a peaceful approach to learning together. I teach lovely little learners.

The first graders I teach are so full of love.

Working at our school for close to two decades has been a gift. Our school community is full of love and support.

My Project

You can never have too many books in your classroom, especially when they're great books! Our first graders love to read and I want to give them what they want. I want to build our class library by adding many titles from great authors or series. We want Biscuit books about a puppy and his many adventures. I also want to provide George and Martha book series, about two friends and their experiences together. My new favorite series is the Houndsley and Catina books, such funny stories about two friends. Ollie and Gossie are another favorite for kids. We also love Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad series. There are a few classics that I have owned for close to 20 years; the books are tattered and torn, so I though a new copies might be nice - books like Tikki Tikki Tembo and Caps for Sale.

There are close to 40 books in this project.

Most of the books are hardcover, which last longer and serve more students. The students will be able to read these books in our amazing library. I will be able to read the stories aloud to the students. We often write about books we read and relate stories from our lives.

Ms. Francis
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frog and Toad Together • AKJ Education $16.10 2 $32.20
Frog and Toad Are Friends • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
George and Martha • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Houndsley and Catina • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Houndsley and Catina Plink and Plunk CD/book • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Tikki Tikki Tembo • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Biscuit's Big Friend • AKJ Education $16.10 1 $16.10
Biscuit (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $13.29 1 $13.29
BE QUIET! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mother Bruce • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hotel Bruce • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biscuit in the Garden • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Biscuit and the Little Pup • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
George and Martha: One Fine Day • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
George and Martha: Rise and Shine • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Gossie and Gertie (Reader) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Ollie's Halloween • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Ollie • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Ollie the Stomper • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
George and Martha Encore • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
George and Martha Round and Round • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
George and Martha Back in Town • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Red Riding Hood • AKJ Education $4.54 1 $4.54
Houndsley and Catina Candlewick Sparks • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time Candlewick Sparks • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Houndsley and Catina Plink and Plunk Candlewick Sparks • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise Candlewick Sparks • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The Three Little Pigs • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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