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Ms. M. from Elliston VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Ms. M Inspire a Love of Reading!

My students need books! In my lessons, I use evidence-based materials which call for highly visual, interesting, and engaging texts. We need specific books for author studies, including Dr. Suess, Eric Carle, and Paul Galdone.

  • $602 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a school system which embraces full inclusion of students with disabilities. My students are smart, funny, caring little humans who need the very best our school system can offer.

My students access special education services and support, and they face barriers to communication and academic achievement that other students don’t have to worry about.

They enrich our school, and our commitment to inclusion gives them the confidence to shine.

I work with students who have sensory disabilities, primarily those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and students who require focused, positive behavior interventions and supports. My students utilize sign language, spoken language, and adapted communication devices to make sense of their world and to access instruction. Many of my students have significant sensory integration needs, as well.

My students live and learn in a community which is predominantly low-income. Learning is maximized when they have the most appropriate materials, spaces and tools.

My Project

In order to meet the varied needs of my students, I use materials and programs specific to their skills, abilities, and goals. One of my favorite skills to teach is reading. Students learn more than words and letter sounds when they are exposed to books. They learn about their world. They learn empathy. They develop their own interests and seek out more books on those topics.

The classroom library in this project includes titles like "The Wheels on the Bus", "Froggy", and books by Eric Carle.

The library pairs with programmatic materials to deliver evidence-based instruction and interventions so that I can meet the needs of all my students. In my classroom, I use a program called The Learning Adventure Curriculum. It is inclusive of my deaf and hard of hearing students, language-driven, and highly differentiated.

This is my first full year in this position, and I want to start it off ready for my kids, and ready to implement this program with fidelity so that my students learn to love books.

Thank you for your faithful support of my students, and of me.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Froggy (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $50.81 1 $50.81
Favorite Author Study - Paul Galdone (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.87 1 $35.87
You Touch With Your Fingers • Amazon Business $31.96 1 $31.96
Brown Bear & Friends 4 Board Book Gift Set (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $19.87 1 $19.87
Apples • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
The Wheels on the Bus • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
What Is Thanksgiving? • AKJ Education $16.50 1 $16.50
The Folk Tale Classics Keepsake Collection • Amazon Business $15.05 1 $15.05
The Folk Tale Classics Heirloom Library • Amazon Business $15.05 1 $15.05
Little Red Hen Big Book • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Mouse Mess • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
My Book About Me • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Apples • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Maisy Goes to Bed • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
The Eric Carle Mini Library: A Storybook Gift Set (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Eric Carle's Animals Animals • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
My Five Senses (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Cow That Went OINK • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Have You Seen My Cat?: A Slide-and-Peek Board Book (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Making Friends (Mr. Rogers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Peanut Butter and Jelly: A Play Rhyme • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Brothers are for Making Mud Pies (Puffin Lift-the-Flap) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Three Bears Board Book • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Today Is Monday • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
My Many Colored Days • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Down on the Farm • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Just My Friend & Me • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Iza Trapani's Extended Nursery Rhymes) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Padded Board Book) (A Five Little Monkeys Story) • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18
Planting a Rainbow • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Spider on the Floor (Raffi Songs to Read) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Put Me in the Zoo (I can read it all by myself' Beginner Books) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
It's Mine! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Read Around Sesame Street • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Rainbow of My Own • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Franklin Wants a Pet • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Will Help? (Learn to Read Read to Learn, Fun & Fantasy) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Tremendous Tractors (Amazing Machines) • Amazon Business $3.36 1 $3.36
Me Too! (A Golden Look-Look Book) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
All by Myself (Little Critter) (Look-Look) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
What's in My Pocket? • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55
Who Lives Here? • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55
Tinyrannosaurus and the Bigfootosaurus! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Another Rumpus! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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