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Ms. Schwartz from Rio Rancho NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing The Love of Reading in Our Kinder-Garden

My students need more opportunities to enjoy quality read alouds with diverse books as well as those with repetitive characters/setting/text to help connect ideas and grow their love of reading.

  • $668 goal

This project expired on November 8, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is a place where so many wonderful things happen. These little people are given a chance to explore their curiosity and develop their relationships with each other and the academic world. My students come to school on the first day of school, sometimes not being able to recognize their own name. Then throughout the year, they explore so much and work so hard to achieve the most amazing growth.

Every day they remind me of how special my job is and how absolutely honored I am to be guiding them on their first academic adventure.

Their kindness and acceptance of each other and their eagerness and excitement for learning is the fuel of our classroom.

My Project

My students' favorite part of the day is gathering to hear a book read aloud to them. During this time they grow their love for reading and learning. They attend to a book that is entertaining and their cognitive abilities are ignited by the underlying themes in the literature read. These books are ones that have situations that are very real to them which makes them easy to relate to. They are able to discuss these situations with peers to enhance their language and social skills.

I have more opportunities to read aloud these quality texts, and I have the students thirsty for the knowledge and excited for the experiences, all I need are the books to add to our classroom library!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to review our request.

Ms. Schwartz
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Favorite Author Study - Eric Carle (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.16 1 $26.16
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $17.00 1 $17.00
Bear Snores On • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Mister Seahorse • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Bear Feels Sick • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bear Says Thanks • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bear's New Friend • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Duddle Puck The Puddle Duck • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bear Wants More • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One Big Pair of Underwear • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bear Feels Scared • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe? • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends? • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Bear Counts • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Scrambled Eggs Super! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Triangle • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Pete the Cat's Got Class • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Foolish Tortoise • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pete the Cat: Five Little Ducks • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bear Stays Up for Christmas • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Birthday Swap • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
I Had a Hippopotamus • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Happiest Tree A Yoga Story • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Don't Be Afraid, Little Pip • AKJ Education $6.97 1 $6.97
If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dinosaurs Go Green! A Guide to Protecting Our Planet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Letter to Amy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Strega Nona's Harvest • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Do Dinosaurs Laugh Out Loud? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
G Is for Goat • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My Five Senses • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hi, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #1) Hi, Fly Guy! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
From Seed to Pumpkin • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How Do Dinosaurs Count To Ten? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The First Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Rock On, Mom and Dad! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock • AKJ Education $4.39 1 $4.39
My Father's Dragon • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Cavecat Pete • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Danny and the Dinosaur: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

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