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Ms. Bako from Las Vegas NV is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Leader In Me Books

Help me give my students new books for them to use in the Leader In Me Program we will be implementing.

  • $268 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege to teach fourth grade at a diverse public school. I teach at a Title I school in Nevada in which a high percentage of my students come from bilingual homes and receive free or reduced-price lunch. My school serves a low-income population in which most students are English Language Learners. A portion of these students only receives exposure to English in school. They work with great enthusiasm and effort to improve their English and progress toward a mastery of the language.

My students face tough obstacles in their lives but arrive at school smiling and ready to learn.

They love their teachers. Our school truly is a community and a family. We each do our part as a ​student and teacher. We work side by side with one mission in mind: our students’ success.

My Project

Students will learn from a variety of books and learn to love to read! These books will all line up with a program we will be implementing school wide for students to become leaders in the classroom and around the school.

Authors have written books about lovable characters and important themes relevant to my students.

My scholars will have an opportunity to read and learn from different authors necessary to build critical thinking skills. By studying a particular author, my students will also learn how life experiences contribute to an authors craft. I intend to use these books as mentor texts to teach multiple comprehension strategies during read alouds. It would bring me great joy to overhear my students talk about common topics at lunch, recess, etc. because of the discussions we share as a class.

These books are part of the 7 Habits that include: paradigms, circle of influence and Habit 1: Be Proactive.

I will be adding additional books that are need for this program in other projects.

Ms. Bako
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frederick • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
Amazing Grace (Grace-picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Very Lonely Firefly board book • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: An Instructional Guide for Literature - Novel Study Guide with Close Reading and Writing Activities (Great Works Classroom Resource) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Mean Soup • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
D.W. the Picky Eater (D. W. Series) • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book (2) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Mirette on the High Wire • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Inch by Inch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sam Who Never Forgets • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ira Sleeps Over • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
On My Honor • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Someday a Tree • Amazon Business $6.68 1 $6.68
Smoky Night • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
The Carrot Seed Board Book • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Strega Nona • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Very Lonely Firefly (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Stone Soup • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Bread and Jam for Frances (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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