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Ms. Gabzdyl from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Right Readers

Help me give my students books which are "Just Right" to support their growing reading skills!

  • $566 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my first grade class are interested in sharks, puzzles, making friends, STEAM, and superheroes. They want to succeed even though there are many forces in this country which fight against their efforts. They speak Spanish, Tigrinya, Somali, Khmer, Cambodian, Mandarin, Tagalog, and English. My students are inquisitive, hilarious, honest, and ambitious people. Two out of three are living in poverty and every single student has so much drive to learn. With a wonderful diversity of interests and challenges, we work hard to know each student's name and need.

My students are slowly settling into the new reality of quarantine life.

Per the district's recommendations, we have two 30-minute lessons every week in addition to two hours of "office hours" where I can answer questions or give suggestions to families. My favorite time of the week is when we have our class meeting. We greet each other and share our news, which typically has something to do with a sibling or a pet, and then answer a silly question or a "would you rather" question.

These kids are resilient and so are their families.

My Project

At our school, we try every day to be PUMAS: Positive, United, Mindful, Academic, and Safe. In order to be PUMAS, many of my students rely on the support of the community for basic necessities.

Now that we are distance-learning, we rely on this community for basic learning supplies as well.

To determine how students are progressing in their reading skills, we administer Fountas and Pinnell assessments several times throughout the year. Those results tell us where, on a range of A-Z, students' reading fluency and comprehension lie. Our ultimate goal is for each first grader to be able to read and comprehend level I books.

These book sets will provide support and challenge for students who are building their reading skills.

Ms. Gabzdyl
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Math Readers PARENT PACK: 25 Easy-to-Read Books That Make Math Fun! • Amazon Business $19.79 5 $98.95
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Levels G & H (Parent Pack): 16 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $18.89 5 $94.45
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are "Just Right" for Young Readers • Amazon Business $17.18 5 $85.90
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels E & F: 16 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels C & D: 20 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for New Readers • Amazon Business $19.79 3 $59.37

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