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Mrs. Ayers from Fort Washakie WY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can Read on My Own!

Help me give my students the opportunity to read on-level text, independently, with ease.

  • $233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Thank you for taking the time to learn about this beautiful and bright group of 1st graders. This group of reading enthusiasts is located in the heart of Wyoming. Here, families struggle with job employment and poverty. This leads to a lot of kids having to grow up quickly. However, when they walk into my classroom, they are future authors, doctors or police officers. They dream about landing on the moon or digging up dinosaur fossils.

Regardless of home situations, this group of students is curious, kind, and motivated to do their best!

They love trying to tackle challenging math problems. My little ones love to nestle up in a special spot by themselves or with a partner and read and/or listen to stories. I even give them the opportunity to take over as the teacher in order to strengthen leadership skills.

Again, thank you for taking the time to learn about my group of students. I hope you fell in love with them as much as I have!

My Project

Every day, my students are required to use the strategies they have learned to read independently with ability appropriate text. Unfortunately, I do not have a large number of books for my students that are struggling to read at a first grade level.

This collection of leveled readers will target these groups of students that are still developing reading skills and gaining the confidence to read independently.

At this point in the year, these students are struggling to use reading strategies to decode more complex words, compared to their peers on grade level. These books will provide interest as well as words that are in their range of abilities.

This collection is ability-appropriate​ and will allow my students to practice fluency, accuracy and word recognition. The collection of books will help my children love to read and master the following Common Core State Standards: RF.1.4a Read Grade-level text with purpose and understanding; RF.1.4b Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression; RF.1.4c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

Mrs. Ayers
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Uh-Oh! • AKJ Education $11.89 1 $11.89
What Do Living Things Need? • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
In the Garden: Comparing Numbers • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Growing Colors • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Look What I Can Do • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
At The Zoo • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
WHAT HAS WHEELS? • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
Astronaut • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
Snow • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
Spaceship • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
Flowers: Bridging School to Home • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
The Park • AKJ Education $5.29 1 $5.29
Little Red Readers Series; A Car Ride (Us) • AKJ Education $4.48 1 $4.48
Animal Babies • AKJ Education $4.48 1 $4.48
The Circus Train: Little Readers Series • AKJ Education $4.48 1 $4.48
Big and Little • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
My Dog Fuzzy • AKJ Education $4.03 1 $4.03
Playing in the Snow • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
The Lost Nickel • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Biggest Fish, The • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Digger Makes a Friend • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Spots and Stripes • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
At the Toy Store • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Play Ball! • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Lucy's Lunch • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Sam's New Shoes • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Jenny in the Jungle • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Cows and Calves • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Chickens And Chicks • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Car Wash Kid • AKJ Education $3.47 1 $3.47
Merry-Go-Round (King Series) • AKJ Education $2.80 1 $2.80
Is It Alive? • AKJ Education $2.79 1 $2.79
A Picnic • AKJ Education $2.79 1 $2.79
Dog, The • AKJ Education $2.79 1 $2.79

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