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Ms. Kinyua from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

He That Loves Reading Has Everything Within His Reach!

Help me give my students guided reading books to improve their reading skills!

  • $549 goal

This project expired on March 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Like Nelson Mandela once said, "it takes a village to raise a child". I teach 17, 1st grade, urban students who are highly driven. They harbor dreams of becoming pilots, nurses, police officers, teachers, lawyers and last but not least an "ice cream girl". They are beautiful children, despite their challenging home environment.

They are an incredible group of learners, who believe the world has no limit to their aspirations and dreams!

Please help me to inspire on this journey of learning!

My Project

My students love to read and learn. They need new leveled guided reading books to help them grow to be independent readers. I am a first year teacher in a Title I school. I have no resources to share with my students. I chose this project with different leveled books to fit the needs of all my students.

They long to read but lack leveled guided reading books which will support instruction in their comprehension and fluency skills.

These books will help in my balanced literacy block during guided reading. This is the time where I meet with small groups to instruct students on reading strategies. Kindly, help me fulfill their dreams of becoming independent readers!

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

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 At Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $121.65 1 $121.65
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 2 At Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $91.86 1 $91.86
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 1 At Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $91.11 1 $91.11
DD210 - Multipurpose Headphones with Volume Control - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 8 $79.92
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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