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Ms. Meyer from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Books Grow Great Minds

Help me give my students high-interest, high-quality books to enjoy and learn crucial socio-emotional skills.

  • $432 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For the past four years at my school, each group of my students have amazed me with their humor, their honesty, their fortitude, and their optimism. Each year, almost all of my students enter my classroom with little English and little previous schooling. Most of my students' parents are immigrants from Mexico, Central America, and the Middle East who are so supportive of their children's education. However, many these families have little in the way of monetary or time resources to dedicate to school. Many of the parents work 6 days a week to support their families. Many of them did not have the opportunity to attend school themselves past the fourth or fifth grade.

In spite of these obvious limitations, our classroom community of students, parents, and teacher has always been one that is full of joy, learning, and growth.

Students and families learn about American culture and education, while teaching each other and me about their own home communities, languages, and culture. My students achieve so much in a year, and can teach and learn even more with the right resources!

My Project

The best way to foster a life-long love of reading is to get kids started early with books that grab their attention and that they want to return to again and again. And again! And again! These books are the ones children beg to read out loud, read independently, and share with friends.

Not only do these books help students to love reading, but they also teach them crucial skills like sharing, dealing with big emotions, and how to be empathetic.

After we read these books together as a class, we talk about how the characters in the books make choices to better the world around themselves.

Kids love to look through books, retelling the story, pointing out details they have noticed or making up their own story to go with the pictures. This is so important for their learning - it increases their comprehension and thinking skills and cements their self-identity as readers. Early access to high-quality reading materials will help my students' love of reading thrive and teach them important life skills!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Walking Through the Jungle Big Book • Amazon Business $21.46 1 $21.46
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity • Amazon Business $16.35 1 $16.35
I Went Walking • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Mouse Shapes • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Almost • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Knuffle Bunny Series) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
YOTTOY Elephant and Piggie Finger Puppets • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World: A Leonardo, the Terrible Monster Companion • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
What's Your Sound, Hound the Hound? (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Nighttime Ninja • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel: Spider-Man) (Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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