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Ms. B. from New Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Curious and Thoughtful 1st Grade Minds!

Help me give my students my first graders some exciting and meaningful books!

  • $328 goal

This project expired on January 12, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a wonderful place to learn and teach. Many of my students are bright and creative while some struggle with learning, but have compassionate, curious minds. Our school is all about exploring the world and galaxy around us as well as becoming innovators and problem solvers. Our students see learning as actively partaking in expeditions.

While our school's theme is all about curiosity and problem solving, our philosophy is about kindness and watching out for one another while holding yourself to positive, wholesome expectations.

I am excited to start year two working at this school and with its amazing students, teachers, and administration. We are trying very hard to prepare our students to be intelligent and caring future leaders.

My Project

This year, we once again have a collection of diverse and curious first graders. I have been working hard at weeding books from our library that are falling apart and are no longer relevant. Our district is struggling financially so I know I will not receive a library budget for this academic year, so I am relying on donations to bring in relevant, interesting, and diverse books.

Bringing in books that pique young peoples' interests help them become more empathetic and kind as well as life-long readers!

This is crucial because after working in a high school for 24 years, I saw quite a few young people who were turned off from reading. As many of us know, reading is a healthy escape and feeds our minds with wonder. It also prepares us for the real world so that we can think critically for ourselves. As the school's librarian, connecting students to well-written and meaningful books is of the utmost importance.

I hope this collection of books will bring my students wonder and enjoyment while exciting them about the endless possibilities that come with being a reader.

Ms. B.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sulwe • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
A Stone Sat Still: (Environmental and Nature Picture Book for Kids, Perspective Book for Preschool and Kindergarten, Award Winning Illustrator) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Big Blue Whale (Read and Wonder) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Using Your Senses (The Five Sences: Acron Read-aloud, Level M) • Amazon Business $15.06 1 $15.06
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Beautiful: Living with the Frenemy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
My Teacher Dad • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Chameleons Are Cool: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sleep Well: Why You Need to Rest (Your Health) • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
People in My Neighborhood • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
An Ocean of Animals (Habitats around the World) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Quick As a Cricket (Child's Play Library) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Places in My Neighborhood • Amazon Business $6.68 1 $6.68
Minecraft Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Matthew and Tilly (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53
The Bumblebee Queen • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Did You See What I Saw?: Poems About School (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Curious George Goes Camping • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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