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Ms. Boerner from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Green Eggs and Ham- Just what the Dr. Ordered for Reading!

My students need CD-Rs, jewel cases, ziploc bags and 27 illustrated books, including works by Dr. Seuss, Tomie dePaola and Mo Willems.

  • $465 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My students live in a state where it is said that a prison cell is built for each second grader that is reading below grade level.... I am a first year Title I English teacher with Teach for America. I teach 8 classes of Kindergarten-6th grade at a high-poverty, inner-city, charter school. Each one of my amazing students receives free lunch, faces great obstacles at home, and reads severely below grade level. Each one of my determined students WILL have a successful and influential future. One of the big goals for my classes is to make at least 1.5 years of growth in reading. My students will receive small-group instruction, ranging from 4-8 students per class. They will learn the importance of reading in not only their day-to-day lives, but also the doors that literacy opens for their futures. Although they may be surrounded by print and positive messages about reading while at school, many leave school and enter a world that is sorely lacking of anything to read. My students need print copies and audio copies of books to take home with them so that, regardless of their home environment or family's literacy levels, they can have a consistent literacy-rich environment. Research has shown that children who read 30 minutes a day perform significantly better than their peers who do not have the same reading exposure. By having this opportunity for constant reading exposure while at home, my students will have much greater successes not only this year, but also for the rest of their lives. The Cd's I plan to record of the children's books will provide a community support network of reading for my students. Our school principal, other teachers, older students from our school, local college students, as well as myself, can read Dr. Seuss and other favorites to these amazing children every night in their own homes- what better way to encourage and reinforce the importance of reading? Your support will help empower students with one of the greatest and most influential skills for their entire lives-literacy. They are amazing and deserve to be accounted for in positive social projections, such as the future doctors, professors, and professionals in our country. Please join me in the fight to help close the achievement gap in our country and share in the ensuing joy when my students stand victorious!

Ms. Boerner
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Purple, Green and Yellow Robert Munsch, Helene Desputeaux (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash Trinka Hakes Noble, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 2 $16.18
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin Jr., Lois Ehlert (Illustrator), John Archambault • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Little Engine That Could Watty Piper, George Hauman (Illustrator), Doris Hauman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Strega Nona Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Harold and Purple Crayon 50th Anniversary Edition Crockett Johnson, Crockett Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten Joseph Slate, Puffin, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.99 1 $11.99
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka, A. Wolf, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Miss Nelson Is Missing! Harry G. Allard Jr., James Marshall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Good Night, Gorilla Peggy Rathmann, Peggy Rathmann (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Llama, Llama Red Pajama Anna Dewdney, Anna Dewdney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Corduroy Don Freeman, Don Freeman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
The Monster at the End of This Book Jon Stone • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Fox in Socks Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Did I Ever Tell You how Lucky You Are? (Dr. Seuss Book Classics Series) Dr. Seuss, Dr Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Fancy Nancy Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator), Robin Preiss-Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Memorex(R) Slim CD Jewel Cases, Clear, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $18.99 1 $18.99
Memorex(TM) CD-R Recordable Media Spindle, 700MB/80 Minutes, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $15.94 1 $15.94
Ziploc(R) 1 Gallon Storage Bag, 1.75 mil., Clear, Box Of 250 • Office Depot Inc. $35.40 1 $35.40

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