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Ms. Valdez from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Adventures for PreKinder

Help me give my students the books they need to continue developing their love of reading while learning to have a positive impact in the lives of others and the world.

  • $395 goal

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My Students

I am the proud librarian of a Title I elementary school in Dallas, Texas. The school has an enrollment of approximately 420 students of which approximately 96% are considered low-socioeconomic status. Many of our students speak more than one language and deserve every opportunity to receive a well-rounded education.

The younger students in Prekindergarten are excited about coming to the library and are eager for story time.

Many of them like to ask, "Ms. Book Lady or Ms. Library, what are you going to read to us today?" I can't help but smile at their enthusiasm.

My Project

As educators, we teach our students academic and social skills. Social emotional learning involves a skill set that often times needs to be explicitly taught. We want our students to not only appreciate themselves just as they are, but care for others and the world in general. Through the use of rhyme, Prekindergarten students are taught vital skills they will use daily.

The books I have selected will allow me, as a librarian, to support the Prekindergarten teachers as they teach their students these important skills.

The students will be able to come to the library and hear a wonderful story with a positive message. We will be able to talk about our emotions, being self-confident, having self-control, being empathetic, and so much more.

They will have the opportunity to take these books back to the classroom where they can further explore the topics. There are also nursery rhyme books and selections with a cultural connection that the students will find quite enjoyable to read or listen to.

Ms. Valdez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $19.73 1 $19.73
The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
¡Solo pregunta!: Sé Diferente, Sé Valiente, Sé Tú (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for los Niños • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
La gallina Cocorina (Clucky the Hen) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Oso quiere volar (Bear Wants to Fly) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Lonely Polar Bear (Happy Fox Books) A Subtle Way to Introduce Young Kids to Climate Change Issues; Beautifully Illustrated Children's Picture Book Set in a Fragile Arctic Environment • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
Mother Goose Treasury: A Beautiful Collection of Favorite Nursery Rhymes • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
My Little Donkey / Mi Burrito (Canticos) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Llama Llama Time to Share • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Little Sunny Sunshine / Sol Solecito (Canticos) • Amazon Business $8.62 1 $8.62
Little Dinos Don't Bite • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mouse Says "Sorry" (Hello Genius) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Little Elephants / Elefantitos (Canticos) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Birthday Book / Las Mañanitas (Canticos) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Feelings Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Little Dinos Don't Yell • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Where Is? - Donde Esta? El Chavo: A Bilingual Hide-And-Seek Book (Where Is? El Chavo/ Donde Esta?) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Little Chickies / Los Pollitos (Canticos) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Little Tiger Picks Up (Hello Genius) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Penguin Says "Please" (Hello Genius) • Amazon Business $7.12 1 $7.12
Little Dinos Don't Push • Amazon Business $7.12 1 $7.12
Little Elephant Listens (Hello Genius) • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
Little Dinos Don't Hit • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Little Monkey Calms Down (Hello Genius) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hippo Says "Excuse Me" (Hello Genius) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Little Lion Shares (Hello Genius) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
1 Grumpy Bruce (A Mother Bruce Book): A Counting Board Book (Mother Bruce Series) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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