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Ms. Cliff from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Readers. Big Dreams!

My students need nonfiction books including National Geographic books! My students need fiction books including Pete the Cat! My students need an iPad mini and a Kindle Fire to aid their reading!

  • $785 goal

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My Students

A typical day in Miss Cliff's Second grade classroom includes good laughs and good learning. A positive classroom community is the foundation of a successful classroom. My students love coming to school and respect themselves and each other.

My students are caring, hilarious, and hardworking seven and eight year olds.

They are thoughtful, witty and enthusiastic. They strive to be better people and better learners. Many of my students come from very low socio-economic backgrounds. For several of my students, English is not their primary language. These kids face many challenges, yet, they still come to school with their big, toothless grins ready for the day's challenge. They have left such an impact on my life and I only hope I could do the same for them. I am so grateful and lucky to call these kids my students.

My Project

My students' greatest challenge is literacy and our classroom's greatest needs are more learning tools that aid students in becoming successful readers. As a first year teacher, I lack the amount of resources a more experienced teacher might have. My dream is to have a classroom library with books that vary in genre and skill level to meet the needs and interests of all my students. I am also requesting tablets. I think technology is such a huge part of our society and is here to stay. Students need to be exposed to technology as a learning tool for academics and for life. A tablet is perfect for a classroom because it is so many things packed into one. It is a book, a dictionary and the world's largest encyclopedia. Tablets give students access to apps that can cater to their very needs and skills. It would also be helpful to use a tablet to easily hookup to our projector to share a video or useful information from the web.

These donations to our classroom would surely improve students' interest and love for reading.

The more my students are able to read, the better they will become. I would love to see my student's reading skills improve by the end of the year! With these resources, I believe we could achieve this goal!

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

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White / Silver) • Amazon $244.75 1 $244.75
Fire HD 6 Kids Edition, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Green Kid-Proof Case • Amazon $149.00 1 $149.00
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon $14.66 1 $14.66
Secret Pizza Party • Amazon $13.33 1 $13.33
Mustache Baby • Amazon $12.97 1 $12.97
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon $12.78 1 $12.78
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon $11.21 1 $11.21
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship and Four-legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics • Amazon $10.70 1 $10.70
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics • Amazon $10.68 1 $10.68
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • Amazon $10.58 1 $10.58
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon $10.22 1 $10.22
Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Marker Set, Chisel Tip, 16-Piece, Assorted Colors (81045) • Amazon $10.00 1 $10.00
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 • Amazon $9.48 1 $9.48
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon $9.45 1 $9.45
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon $9.12 1 $9.12
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool • Amazon $8.97 1 $8.97
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $8.54 1 $8.54
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • Amazon $5.60 1 $5.60
Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete • Amazon $4.99 1 $4.99
Nighttime Ninja • Amazon $4.00 1 $4.00
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (If You Give...) • Amazon $3.23 1 $3.23

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