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Mrs. Oricchio from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Books for Our Classroom Library!

My students need high-quality, engaging, diverse books and scholastic news for our classroom.

  • $728 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is so much fun. Our students learn in many different ways using all of our senses and multiple intelligences. We use a wide range of techniques to help all the students succeed no matter what their level. Our students attend a Title I school. Most of the students come from families from a low socioeconomic status, with over 70% of our students receiving free lunch. Our school is also one of the most ethnically diverse schools in our state. Our school is a caring community of successful learners, which can be seen through collaborative student project based learning in and out of the classroom. Kindergarteners in our classes love to work with hands-on materials and have many different opportunities to practice a skill before it is mastered.

My Project

Most of the books in my classroom library currently were passed down to me. Many are old, on an inappropriate grade level, low-quality, and they are not very diverse.

My classroom is full of unique students from different walks of life, and it is important for them to be adequately represented in the stories we read in our classroom.

This is why I am asking for books that include characters of varying races, cultures, family structures, and economic statuses. I also am in need of stories that teach important lessons like courage, kindness, and embracing differences.

I want my students to feel engaged and truly connected to the stories in our classroom so they can develop a deep and long-lasting love for reading.

Mrs. Oricchio
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Find Out, Kindergarten (min. 5 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 5 Subscriptions / Kindergarten • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 13 $74.75
The Carrot Seed (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.39 6 $38.34
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon Business $5.56 6 $33.36
The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Corduroy • Amazon Business $5.98 5 $29.90
Meet the Sight Words - Level 3 - Easy Reader Books (boxed set of 12 books) • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Meet the Sight Words - Level 2 - Easy Reader Books (boxed set of 12 books) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon Business $5.56 5 $27.80
Meet the Sight Words - Level 1 - Easy Reader Books (boxed set of 12 books) • Amazon Business $11.84 2 $23.68
Stella Writes Set • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
My Name Is Elizabeth! • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
How to Read a Story • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay (Read and Write) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Dirty Dog: My Informative Essay (The Read and Write Series) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Moment In Time • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Crazy Dog: My Narrative Essay (The Read and Write Series Book 3) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Superman Classic: Superman Phonics Fun (Includes 12 Books) (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
LEGO DC Super Heroes: Phonics Boxed Set • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay (The Read and Write Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Pinkalicious Phonics Box Set (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Fancy Nancy's Fantastic Phonics (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Batman Classic: Batman Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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