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Ms. Solarek from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Right Books Needed!

My students need just right books to support social studies, literacy and geography!

  • $224 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ready, set, READ! In my classroom I have a great library but it is missing books to really GRAB the attention of my students, particularly the boys! I want to add high interest books to my library that will make my kindergarten and first grade boys LOVE to read!

My students are amazing individuals that I have the pleasure of spending the day with learning about themselves and their cultures.

Moreover, within the walls of my classroom each year I have at least 10 different languages represented and numerous different cultures. It is an amazing environment to teach about differences because it is so evident. I truly am indebted to my students for all they teach me about life and their cultures.

My Project

In my classroom we use Teacher's College Reading Workshop curriculum. For 60 minutes of our day, my students are reading books at their developmental level. In this proposal, I am asking for a set of Mo Willems books. These books are great texts for beginning readers because of their vivid pictures, interesting characters and developmental reading level. With these books I can use the sets to pull small groups to target and differentiate students' reading needs. With such a wide range of readers in my classroom I need books to captivate readers at any level not just the students reading the higher levels. I've also asked for a new non fiction books to support our social studies and reading unit called "Families Around the World". The goal of the unit is to teach students about diversity not only across the world but also within our classroom.

As a reading teacher, I look for any characters or text sets that will pull in my students and kick start their reading career.

This character set has done exactly that. But in my classroom I only have 6 books, and I need more of this text set to meet the reading needs of my students. Each week my students book shop for 8 books that they are interested in, and my library needs the addition of the books requested in this project to attract my readers, especially my readers that are below grade level.

Ms. Solarek
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • Amazon $10.36 3 $31.08
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! • Amazon $13.74 2 $27.48
Children Just Like Me: A Unique Celebration of Children Around the World • Amazon $16.07 1 $16.07
Larry Gets Lost in Chicago • Amazon $13.31 1 $13.31
Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months • Amazon $12.57 1 $12.57
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) • Amazon $8.93 1 $8.93
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon $8.83 1 $8.83
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon $8.83 1 $8.83
Thailand (Countries of the World) • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
So Much! • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39

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