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Mrs. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hungry for knowledge!

The cost of several books from Dick Blick, Delta Education, Nasco, Teacher's School Supply, Kaplan Early Learning Company, and AKJ Educational Services is $596, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Hello DonorsChoose, I teach at Burroughs Elementary School. Over 90 percent of our students are Latinos and come from low-income families. I am a 4th grade ESL teacher and currently have 31 students enrolled in my class. I have a wonderful classroom, and I want to understand the world they live in. During discussion time, they often have many “Why” questions. I encourage my students to pick up a book and read about what they are interested in. I love books, and I really enjoy reading to my students. The first 20 minutes of the day are dedicated to fluency. Students are invited to go to our classroom library and choose a book. Most of the books I have bought myself from book clubs. After our fluency time, I like to model fluency by reading books relating to the theme(s) we are covering in class. For example, if we are learning about animal habitats, I like to read books about bears or seals. Students really like this time of the day. Many students ask me to read a certain book to them. Some students follow my reading carefully and want to pair-read with me. I am currently reading Holes by Louis Sachar. A few students have gone out to the Chicago Public Library and checked out a copy. The “love for reading” is one of the most important values a teacher can instill into a child. My students are hungry for knowledge. Will you please help? I am asking you, from the bottom of my heart, to grant my classroom fiction and non-fiction books. My goal is for students to read independently, as well as checking out books and reading with their family. Thank you for your generosity.

Mrs. M.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eyewitness Physical and Space Library • Delta Education $159.90 1 $159.90
Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Library (5 books, 1 of each title) • Delta Education $79.95 1 $79.95
ENGLISH & SPANISH BOOKS ON TAPE • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.95 1 $38.95
Hispanic: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (7 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $29.52 1 $29.52
Animals In Motion (Animals In Motion) • Dick Blick $22.87 1 $22.87
Children's Night Sky Atlas • Delta Education $19.95 1 $19.95
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, Hardcover • Teacher's School Supply $18.95 1 $18.95
One Riddle, One Answer • Delta Education $15.95 1 $15.95
FLOWER GARDEN HARDCOVER • Nasco $13.45 1 $13.45
Eyewitness Video Series: Planets • Delta Education $12.95 1 $12.95
Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 1 $6.10
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 1 $6.10
Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America • AKJ Educational Services $5.23 1 $5.23

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