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Mrs. Murray from Waterford MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can See Me!

Help me give my students books they can see themselves in and enjoy reading.

  • $281 goal

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My Students

I teach second grade in a school that is approximately sixty-five percent Title I. Over half of our students come from economically disadvantaged homes. We have a diverse group of students, including African Americans, Asians, and Hispanic students. My students come with a variety of needs and reading levels.

These children come to school each day ready to learn and with smiles of their faces.

They are excited to read and love having the chance to choose books in our classroom library. They love new books and enjoy any opportunity to read and to share their thoughts.

My Project

My students enjoy time to listen to a read-aloud book every day after lunch. Not only does this calm their bodies down after lunch recess, but it also gives us a time to read new books together, and discuss the themes or how the books make us feel. I was fortunate enough to borrow several books from a colleague who had books that were rich with diversity, written and illustrated by diverse authors.

It was clear my students enjoyed reading books that they could directly relate with.

Their faces lit up when they saw children in our books that came from their same backgrounds or cultures. I want to provide my students with more opportunities to read books like this.

The books I am asking for are books we have read as a class that my students have fallen in love with, and also some new books that I can introduce to them to keep their love of reading alive! Read aloud is one of our favorite times during the day!

Mrs. Murray
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cece Loves Science and Adventure • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Cece Loves Science • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Giraffes Can't Dance Book & CD • Amazon Business $11.81 1 $11.81
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina: A Kids’ Read-Aloud Picture Book About Space, Astronauts, and Following Your Dreams (Big Ideas for Little Dreamers) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers Book #2 • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Abuela's Birthday (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Katie Fry, Private Eye #1: The Lost Kitten • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Missing Fox (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: Katie Fry, Private Eye #2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Ellray Jakes the Dragon Slayer • Amazon Business $2.91 1 $2.91
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $2.29 1 $2.29

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