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Ms. Ragozzino from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Level Up Read-To-Self!

Help me give my students new books to pique their excitement for reading, and book boxes to store their treasured stories.

  • $481 goal

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My Students

I teach first grade in a diverse school district, where over 60 languages are spoken throughout. My students are inquisitive, hardworking, and motivated to do their best everyday.

The majority of these students come from an economically disadvantaged background, with over 75% receiving free or reduced lunch services.

My goal for my students is to lower the achievement gap that often comes with this specific demographic of students.

Many students in my classroom entered school as kindergartners, without ever attending preschool or other school-readiness programs. This means that they are already behind before they even enter school for the first time. With your help, we will have the resources that will help close the achievement gap for my students. As their teacher, it is integral for me to provide a safe and positive learning environment for every child in my class, and to help foster kind, curious, lifetime learners.

My Project

Throughout my first year teaching grade one last year, I was constantly amazed by the growth students achieved in reading! Although many students in our school face challenges such as poverty and lack of resources, the majority of them were able to read by the end of the school year. This is the stage where so much focus is put on blending words, vocabulary, and phonics strategies. However, one of the most powerful ways students achieved growth, was by independently reading books of high interest. My students need book boxes to check out books that they will grow to love, and that help foster confidence in literacy. With these boxes, each reader will have a special place for books they are excited to read for the week. Primary grade favorites include the “Henry and Mudge” series, “Froggy” books, and many more! The variety of books will add excitement to each week’s reading experience, and further develop their love for stories.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA758BU - Connect & Store Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 22 $131.78
AA758BU - Connect & Store Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 10 $47.90
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Danny and the Dinosaur and Friends: Level One Box Set: 8 Favorite I Can Read Books! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $16.35 1 $16.35
Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read Value Pack: Henry and Mudge; Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move; Henry and Mudge in the Green Time; Henry and Mudge ... and Mudge and the Happy Cat (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
My Favorite Spooky Stories Box Set: 5 Silly, Not-Too-Scary Tales! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Henry and Mudge Collector's Set #2: Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers; Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat; Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps; ... and Mudge and the Wild Wind (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set: 5-Book 8x8 Set • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
It's Okay To Be Different (Todd Parr Classics) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Froggy Plays Soccer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Froggy Goes to the Doctor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Froggy Goes to Grandma's • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Hit the Slope • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather (Passport to Reading - Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (Passport to Reading Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly (Passport to Reading, Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Mr. Putter & Tabby Walk the Dog • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44

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