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Mrs. Cuellar from El Paso TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Kids Connected With Literature!

Help me give my students the joy of having new books so that they can continue to grow academically as I continue to incorporate literacy into the common core remotely.

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 18 second graders in a low income community. The majority of my students are defined as being "economically disadvantaged." Therefore, free breakfast and free lunch is available to every student in our school on a daily basis remotely.

Being a Teacher in a low income community has revealed to me the urgency of attaining a variety of reading resources for my students.

Many of my students come from homes with limited reading materials. I try to instill a passion for reading whether it is based on their interest inventories or when teaching to the common core. My students love to read both nonfiction and fiction books. They love reading so much that they are commended for being AR recognized on a monthly basis for reading the most words in the grade level. Currently, many of the them are reading at a third and fourth grade level.

Their love of reading has inspired me to create this project in order to incorporate reading remotely as they continue their learning til the end of the school year. I can't wait to see how excited they will be once this project gets funded.

My Project

Distance learning has been a challenge in order to keep my students connected especially because they "Love" to read. Unfortunately, many of my students don't have books at home. Currently, they are relying on online reading materials. I have always tried to incorporate literacy into the common core in the classroom as much as possible.

I would Love to implement both "read-alouds" and "book clubs," in our Zoom meetings.

This would help foster their love of literature. Also, they would be able to continue doing their book studies on their chapter books. When we meet, we can hold discussions about their books. I know that my students would love having these new resources to help entice them to learn remotely. I miss my kiddos. Even though we're far apart they are close in my heart!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Judy Blume (9 Books) • AKJ Education $47.82 1 $47.82
What if You Had Animal Parts!? 7 Book Set • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Series Sampler - Junie B. Jones (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
I am Anne Frank (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I am Benjamin Franklin (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Earrings! • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I am Albert Einstein • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
I am George Washington • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
I am Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
I am Jane Goodall • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
I am Helen Keller • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
I Am Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
I am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Teacher Created Materials - Primary Source Readers Content and Literacy: Estadounidenses asombrosos: Paul Revere (Amazing Americans: Paul Revere) - - Grade 2 - Guided Reading Level K • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
CD-Ramona and Her Mother • AKJ Education $6.30 1 $6.30
Ribsy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry and the Paper Route • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry and Ribsy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona and Her Father • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona the Pest (Ramona the Pest) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Socks • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry and the Clubhouse • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Swing Sloth! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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