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

Help Us Become Readers

Help me give my students leveled readers and sight word books for guided reading stations.

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are first and second graders in a special day class. We don't really focus on their "label" but on what they are able to do, and we build from there. I allow my kids to take charge of their learning and vote on what the month's theme will be. We have learned about bears, sharks, volcanoes, ​and insects.

I have built and fostered an environment where new and past students can feel safe and loved.

We do have students who come from homeless shelters, programs, single-family homes, farm-worker parents and foster care. Although they have many obstacles in their lives, a barrier to receiving a proper education is not one of them.

My Project

Learning how to read is an essential skill that my kids need to learn. Having a learning disability makes it harder for my kids. Although I have 1st and 2ns graders in my classroom, I don't sugar coat what the real world is about. Learning how to read is the only way you can function in the world. You want to drive? You have to take a test that is not read to you. You want to get a job? You have to fill out an application. You want to order a meal? You're going to have to read the menu.

Everything revolves around reading and I make it my point to remind my 6 and 7-year-olds this.

We are in need of level Readers that will be incorporated during guided reading time. The books that I am requesting are leveled from Kinder to beginning first-grade reading levels. I also requested level 1 and 2 sight words reader books for my aide to use during small group time. This will allow us to immerse our kids in reading and get them ready to be productive citizens later on in life.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT235 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT559 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT536 - Lakeshore Fiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT557 - Lakeshore Nonfiction Sight-Word Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA833 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level A (K) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.00 1 $32.00
AA835 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level C (K) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
AA837 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level E (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
AA836 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level D (K-Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
AA834 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level B (K) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$350.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.82

Total project goal

$492.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$492.15

1 Donor

-$492.15

Donations toward project cost

-$418.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.82

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$0.00

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