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

Little Lectors Need Literacy Materials

My students need appropriately leveled books and manipulatives for independent reading and learning.

  • $587 goal

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My Students

My Kindergarten students are eager, hopeful, and capable learners. They are curious, imaginative, problem solvers, and goal oriented. Many are first generation English language learners with big dreams of achieving college degrees and prosperous careers.

My students are hardworking, driven, open-minded, role models, and inspirations to all who chase the 'American Dream.'

Kindergarten is where their paths to success begin, and they are already making their families and community proud by learning and achieving in a second language, and contributing positively to their communities.

My Project

Having taught the upper grades most recently, I have minimal materials for my little lectors. Building a library of appropriate texts is a high priority now that they have started decoding words independently.

Our district provided texts are not enough to foster confidence in literacy and a love for reading and writing.

Literacy instruction is the foundation for all other instruction--we need the materials for the primary kiddos! Literacy skills and enjoyment develop at an early age. Eliminating the stigmas of literacy with emerging readers is so important for their success in reading and writing.

The materials we need will be available in independent work centers where students can manipulate and explore words and sounds before participating in guided reading. Books will be available in our classroom library and centers for independent, partner, and guided reading.

With this variety of texts and materials, the more engaged and growing we will find our little learners.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sight Word Readers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $81.56 1 $81.56
First Little Readers Level A • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
First Litte Readers Level B • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Learn to Read Variety Pack - Levels C-D (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.60 1 $35.60
Step Into Reading Book Set - Level 1 (Set of 9) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
I Can Read: Early Reading Kit A-C (English) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Emergent Readers Level A-D (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
Progressing Readers Level E-I (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
Big Box of Rhyming • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Unifix(r) CVC Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Word Shark: Short Vowels Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.11 1 $16.11
Unifix(r) Word Family Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Pop for Sight Wordstm Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46

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