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Mrs. D.De La Garza from Brownsville TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life is Better with Books!

Help me give my students new novels to expand their vocabulary and imagination.

  • $312 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day, I welcome a group of bilingual students who appreciate everything that they are exposed to. Many of my students are economically disadvantaged with little or no ability to speak or read the English language. They are students whose background knowledge is limited. However, these factors are not an impediment for them to learn and succeed. They come every day eager to learn and give their 100 percent.

My students are anxious and impatient to learn every day!

They are willing to put in the extra effort to succeed in life. They are an amazing group, and I am so lucky to have a group that is thrilled to learn new things every day.

My Project

This year my goal is to encourage students to let go of their imagination and expand their vocabulary through books. My students love reading books every opportunity they have, so I want to take advantage of this and help my students increase their vocabulary. Reading books is vital all students.

The more my students read, the more words they will gain exposure to, and they'll inevitably make their way into their everyday vocabulary.

Please help support our classroom in any way that you can. Your donation goes a long way in our classroom, and my kids really benefit from your generosity.

Mrs. D.De La Garza
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.84 1 $28.84
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $25.94 1 $25.94
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $21.58 1 $21.58
The Ramona Collection, Vol. 1: Beezus and Ramona / Ramona the Pest / Ramona the Brave / Ramona and Her Father [4 Book Box set] • Amazon Business $17.26 1 $17.26
New Kid • Amazon Business $16.33 1 $16.33
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Blended • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ugly • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Hatchet • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Restart • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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