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Mrs. Camarena from Salinas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Reading, More Vocabulary!

Help me give my students books of diversity, culture, different abilities, and leveled books!

  • $1,071 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What I love about my students is their passion for reading. The community I serve is a low income community is Salinas. More than 90% of the students are Latinos. The school library might be the only resource they have available.

Every School day they wait for me outside the library, their excitement for reading enlightens my day.

This motivates me to go out of my way to support teachers and students in their reading. All students love to read, and look forward to exchange their books everyday.

My Project

In order to improve in their reading, students need lots of practice with lots of different books at their independent reading levels. Having leveled books in my library will give them the opportunity to spend more time reading without being frustrated. By reading books at their independent reading levels, students will advance in their reading strategies and skills.

Building a leveled school library is essential for students to learn to read and comprehend what they are reading.

During independent reading time, my students read books at their individual reading levels with success, and then show their comprehension using the Accelerated Reader program.

The nonfiction leveled books that I am requesting will allow my students to improve their reading skills and learn about real people and real life. My students have many questions about the world. Having this leveled library will put books in their hands that explore their interests and that are written at their own levels. By independently reading these books, my students will gain confidence, improve their vocabulary, and improve their reading ability.

This project will help my students become successful and lifelong readers!

Mrs. Camarena
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 854 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Math and Science Big Books - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $139.46 1 $139.46
Dork Diaries Books 1-11 (Plus 3 1/2): Dork Diaries 1; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 3 1/2; Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries ... Diaries 9; Dork Diaries 10; Dork Diaries 11 • Amazon Business $91.43 1 $91.43
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $88.99 1 $88.99
Dr. Seuss Book Collection (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $80.96 1 $80.96
Touch and Feel Board Books - Set of 8 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.36 1 $50.36
Classic Board Books Set 1 - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.36 1 $50.36
Pete the Cat Doll and 4 Paperback Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.66 1 $38.66
Family Board Books - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $37.53 1 $37.53
Rainbow Fish Plush and Hard Back Book Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.06 1 $35.06
The Cat in the Hat Book and 20" Plush • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.06 1 $26.06
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
BK167 - Say Hello! Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
Great Day for Up (Bright & Early Books(R)) • Amazon Business $8.11 2 $16.22
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Never Let a Unicorn Scribble! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Never Touch a Dragon • Amazon Business $5.74 2 $11.48
Wonder • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
One Fish Two Fish (Hardback) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.99 1 $8.99
Never Touch a Polar Bear! • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Happy Birthday to You! - Board Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.09 1 $8.09
Touch and Feel Never Touch a Monster • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Never Touch a Shark • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Never Touch a Porcupine • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43
Friends Ask First!: A Book About Sharing (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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