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Mrs. Hernandez from Floral Park NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Become Avid Readers!

My students need engaging high interest books to develop critical reading skills. Most of my students are reading below grade level and need a reading listening center to help them build their reading skills.

  • $688 goal

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My Students


We are class K-1-2.

Our class is a 12:1:1 self-contained bridge class with students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Some of us are English Language Learners. Some of us are classified as speech and language impaired. While some of us are classified as learning disabled. We are diverse learners from diverse backgrounds and have diverse needs. Yet one thing is the same about us all...

We are eager learners with huge personalities and inquisitive minds in need of support to further our learning! Although it might take us a little longer to learn new concepts we try our best and work together everyday. We are developing our thinking skills and engage in rigorous tasks daily. Sometimes things get tough but we don't give up! We love learning together in our school.

What makes my students special is the joy they bring to school each day and the amount of effort they put into learning new skills They are amazing!

My Project

Most of my students struggle to read books that are of high interest to them and most children their age. Through the use of a listening center they will be able to enjoy these books while practicing essential reading skills such as; retelling, role-playing, identifying high frequency words, identifying patterns in books and fluency development. High interest books and a listening center will help my students become stronger readers who want to read.

My students will be more motivated and eager to engage in reading activities.

I would like to foster a love for literacy and diminish the fear and anxiety that comes with not being able to read. By providing multi entry-points during reading instructions students will be able to improve their reading. Please help us become avid readers!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CE772 - Ready-To-Go Listening Center for 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
RE570X - My First I Can Read! Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
Elephant and Piggie (17 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $127.08 1 $127.08
Pigeon (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $61.31 1 $61.31

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