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Ms. Roe from Castro Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Beautiful Possibilities Created through Reading!

My students need books-books on tape, big books, award winning books and books in various genres. They need to see themselves positively reflected in literature.

  • $999 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students love books! On their own, with a buddy, and in groups, they pretty much read everything they could find last year. One of my personal priorities this year in creating a foundation of literacy is building up our classroom library, especially in the genres of fiction and poetry.

This school, a new public charter is bringing a quality Montessori education to this economically and culturally diverse community.

As a public charter without the benefit of private school funding sources, this school is striving to provide an excellent education to it’s students and set a beautiful example of what learning can be to it's local community. It is succeeding in this mission. Again, due to the budget issue in our state, this year our budget has been cut in half for purchasing school supplies and learning materials. My class is a fantastic group of eager, deserving, hardworking 1st through 3rd grade children, some of whom have special learning needs and requirements, all of whom love to learn! With three grade levels in one class, there is a wide range of learning styles, reading levels, and writing skills, and a passionate commitment on the part of their teacher that everyone of these students becomes a fluent reader.

My Project

To help meet the needs of my diverse and multi-aged group, I am requesting materials that will allow our students to participate in various reading opportunities. Children have different ways of learning, some that are supported by reading together, some by reading independently, and all by being read to. This project will create: shared reading experiences which we will read together as a class and will be used for learning new vocabulary and writing skills, books on tape to help my students develop stronger listening comprehension skills, and a set of King Series books for guided reading "literacy group" experiences. The children will be learning how to discuss books as a group and will use them in creation of a performance for our African American Celebration. This is an amazing school. As a public charter, the funding is limited but the commitment and heart is not. Without a doubt, these resources will help create a rich and varied approach to literacy development in our classroom.

This project is really about inspiration-children will want to read if they connect to what they are reading.

The variety of books here, the poetry, the multicultural books, the books on tape, the King Series and many of the other books will spark my young readers. I did a paper in college and it was my assertion that children benefit tremendously from seeing themselves and their culture positively portrayed in literature. I want each child to see themselves and their experience in these books.

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Ms. Roe
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poke in the I, A • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings Douglas Flori • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Color Mary O''Nei • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Got Geography!: Poems Lee Bennett Hopkins, Philip Stanton (I • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
I Like Being Me: Poems for Children about Feeling Special, A • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Marvelous Math • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Another Jar of Tiny Stars Bernice E. Cullinan (Editor), Debo • AKJ Books $17.96 1 $17.96
Could We Be Friends?: Poems for Pals Bobbi Katz, Joung Un Ki • AKJ Books $12.44 2 $24.88
Have You Ever Done That? Julie Larios, Handprint, Anne Hunte • AKJ Books $14.36 1 $14.36
Thirteen Moons on Turtle''s Back • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
My Mama Had a Dancing Heart Libba Moore Gray, Ra • AKJ Books $17.06 1 $17.06
Oh, the Places You''ll Go! and The Lorax Dr. Seuss, Read by T • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Rabbit Ears Treasury of World Tales: Volume 3 • AKJ Books $9.32 1 $9.32
Three Tales of My Father''s Dragon-CD • AKJ Books $10.10 1 $10.10
A Cricket in Times Square (Audio Book) • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
If You Listen • AKJ Books $12.44 1 $12.44
Knots on a Counting Rope • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Math Curse • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
The Bee Tree Stephen Buchmann, Diana Cohn, Paul Mirocha (Ill • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
The Egg Tree • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
The Biggest House in the World Leo Lionni • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrato • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
A Is for Angry: An Animal and Adjective Alphabet Sandra Boyn • AKJ Books $6.26 1 $6.26
Alfie the Apostrophe Moira Rose Donohue, JoAnn Adinolfi (Ill • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon Janet Stevens, Susan St • AKJ Books $13.26 1 $13.26
First Grade Collection Complete Set (60 Books)+Teacher''s Guide • AKJ Books $66.00 1 $66.00
Award Winners Book Set 1 (K - Grade 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $300.67 1 $300.67
Read, Listen, and Wonder Set 2 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.92 1 $30.92
Read, Listen, and Wonder Set 1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.92 1 $30.92

Materials cost

$695.92

Vendor shipping charges

$43.50

State sales tax

$63.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$848.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.74

Total project goal

$998.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$998.28

1 Donor

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$903.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$767.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$135.49

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$0.00

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