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Ms. Vallens from Watsonville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Inspire a Love of Reading!

Help me give my students a variety of fiction and nonfiction, Spanish, English, and bilingual books. We also would love books about diverse perspectives and important women in history.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

The bilingual/biliterate 3rd graders in room 9 work hard everyday on their reading skills in English and Spanish. They set reading goals every 6 weeks, some choosing to focus on reading more in one language or the other, some working on increasing their stamina for longer books, some working on reading more fiction or nonfiction. They love hearing stories read aloud, and their excitement over new books is precious.

Some are voracious readers, tearing through chapter books at and above grade level, while others are hesitant readers growing in confidence and motivation.

Some are able to purchase books from monthly book orders, while others depend on our classroom and school library. Some get super excited about the newest Dog Man, while others are intrigued by non-fiction battles between animal species. Regardless of their current preferences, they love to read!

My Project

These perceptive 8 & 9 year old readers are making connections between the world and their lives. A variety of engaging chapter books and graphic novels will help them become more fluent, motivated readers, as well as offer them a glimpse into lesser known lives of important women inventors and leaders.

Some students might find a kindred spirit in a book's character while others may realize the commonalities they share with someone of a different background.

A variety of perspectives will open up the world to these budding readers! They love to read about other kids like them and different from them.

Ms. Vallens
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Supersorda - El Deafo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.38 2 $26.76
xbfDe dxf3nde eres?: Where Are You From? (Spanish edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
xa1Solo pregunta!: Sxe9 Diferente, Sxe9 Valiente, Sxe9 Txfa (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas who made U.S. History (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Biblioburro: Una historia real de Colombia / A true story of Colombia (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
El Club de Las Baby-Sitters: Buena Idea, Kristy! (El Club de las Baby-Sitters / The Baby-Sitters Club) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro: (Spanish-English bilingual edition) • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Hermanas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Sonrie! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Islandborn • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas (Spanish) (Hombre Perro) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases / La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
La Princesa de Negro se va de vacaciones / The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation (La Princesa de Negro / The Princess in Black) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Fantasmas (Ghosts) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
A Mummy in Her Backpack / Una momia en su mochila (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
The Case of the Three Kings: The Flaca Files / El Caso de Los Reyes Magos: Los expedientes de Flaca (Flaca Files / Los Expedientes de Flaca) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Hombre Perro: Historia de dos gatitos (Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
El gran partido de Jake/Jake's Great Game (Spanish Edition) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Drama (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Los tipos malos en el conejillo contraataca (The Bad Guys in the Furball Strikes Back) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Los tipos malos en Misixf3n improbable (The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
National Geographic Readers: Los Gatos vs. Los Perros (Cats vs. Dogs) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Animales Mas Mortales (Deadliest Animals) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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