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Ms. Lau from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning is LIT!

Help me give my students 21 books that can be integrated into different subjects, to allow them to experience math, science, and history through literature.

  • $408 goal

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My Students

My amazing group of students are a culturally and financially diverse group. Regardless their background, they are all expected to pursue excellence and to meet their full potential. Many students have different needs and extra supports, but they are determined to meet their educational goal.

In this class, we foster a culture of being lifelong learners.

Students at my school are creative and curious. Many of my students start the year excited to explore and learn, but some are a little nervous. Whether it is because of the language barrier for my English language learners or feelings of frustration when some struggle to understand the material, my students all too often exceed my expectations with their talents, ideas, and compassion. These are the children that make me excited to stand up in front of the classroom every day. My goal is to help each student recognize and understand that their background and ideas are valuable in this classroom community.

My Project

My class is full of readers! Whether it be comic books or mystery books, literature is valued in my classroom. I read in front of my students to model what it is like to be a lifelong learner.

Literature can be use to increase my students' engagement across every subject.

While I also strive to read and hone in on my skills as a teacher, they read engaging material to learn grade level content. My goal is to integrate interesting literature into different subject areas like math, science, and history so that I can keep them reading and excited to learn all year long. With an exciting selection of books to spark each lesson, students can access the material in meaningful ways and dive deep into learning!

Ms. Lau
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 28 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
About Teaching Mathematics: A K-8 Resource (4th Edition) • Amazon Business $67.82 1 $67.82
Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach, Grades K-8 (2nd Edition) • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.64 2 $13.28
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Poetry and Color • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
What Do You Do When Something Wants To Eat You? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000? • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (National Geographic) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Dear Miss Karana • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Doorbell Rang • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Grandfather Tang's Story (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $6.42 1 $6.42
Divide and Ride (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
How Big Is a Foot? (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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