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Ms. Liss from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Loving Literacy With a Lending Library

Help me give my students a lending library with books such as "A Sick Day For Amos McGee" and "Baby Monkey, Private Eye".

  • $422 goal

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My Students

I will begin a new journey as a full day preschool teacher this week in a large urban school district in a diverse neighborhood. I am so excited to have more time with my students each day to watch them grow and learn. I had the opportunity to meet many of my students last week at the schools open house. I will have some children with prior preschool experience and some children who will be attending school for the first time. Students in my classroom have a variety of home languages.

Early Childhood Education is so important.

Children come to learn social-emotional as well as academic pre-readiness skills. These skills are learned through play, singing, listening to stories, dancing, and other activities that are essential to early childhood development.

My Project

I am so excited to be working in one of the brand new preschool classrooms in my district. At my prior school, I had a lending library for my students where they could check out a book and bring it home to read with their families. I hope I can bring a library like this to my new classroom.

Literacy is so important and children need to be read to on a daily basis.

The lending library helps bring a fresh book home to be read and enjoyed by the child's family with the child. I am requesting favorite books such as "Press Here," which we read aloud as a "Magic Show" and "The Neighborhood Mother Goose," which teachers many old nursery rhymes with photographs of children in urban environments. I tried to pick a variety of books so that families may have new experiences with books they are not familiar with. I also requested hardcover books so hopefully they will last for years to come.

Ms. Liss
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Legacy Way 100 Library Book Pockets and Cards- Professional Grade Self Adhesive Book Pockets - Library Pockets, Library Card Holders, Book Cards Public Library or Classroom, Acid Free • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Baby Monkey, Private Eye • Amazon Business $13.17 2 $26.34
Families • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
With a Friend by Your Side • Amazon Business $17.63 1 $17.63
A Cool Drink of Water (Barbara Kerley Photo Inspirations) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
This book just ate my dog! • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
One World, One Day (Barbara Kerley Photo Inspirations) • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
The Little Red Fort • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Cat on the Bus • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
A Little Peace (Barbara Kerley Photo Inspirations) • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
I Can See Just Fine • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
He Came with the Couch • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Balancing Act • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Actual Size (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
The Neighborhood Mother Goose (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Pete's a Pizza • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
Press Here (Baby Board Book, Learning to Read Book, Toddler Board Book, Interactive Book for Kids) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76

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