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Mrs. Wenzel from Pittsburg CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leading the Future with Literature!

My students need Dr. Seuss books and other new literature for the classroom library.

  • $661 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a Title I school in a low socioeconomic area of Northern California where the majority of the students are English language learners. Although each of my students come to school with different backgrounds and sets of experiences, they all have one thing in common, they are expected to come to school ready to learn and by the end of the year master the first grade common core standards and be ready for second grade. As their teacher, this is my number one priority!

My Project

My first grade students love to read! Every time I bring a new book into our classroom library they are thrilled and can't wait for me to read it to them at the carpet. I would love to replace some of the old, ripped, and torn books in my classroom library and replace them with new ones.

The books that I have chosen are books that are meaningful and applicable.

Books that have characters that look like my students, and ones that share similar adversaries, as well as successes. Books that have messages that teach them how to think for themselves, to stand up for what's right, and follow their dreams.

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

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) • Amazon Business $33.40 1 $33.40
Inside My Imagination • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
How to Get Your Teacher Ready • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Back-to-School Rules • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Oh, the Places You'll Go!   • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
The Magician's Hat • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Unplugged • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
I've Loved You Since Forever • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Wordy Birdy • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
David Goes To School • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Press Here • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mix It Up! • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
We Forgot Brock! • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
The Velveteen Rabbit • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Let's Play! • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Are You My Mother ? • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Wacky Wednesday (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Use Your Words • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ten Apples Up On Top! • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Last Day Blues (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Second Grade, Here I Come! • Amazon Business $3.18 1 $3.18

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