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Mrs. Achterberg from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Literacy Lemurs are Excited to Read!

Help me give my students a variety of birthday books to enjoy throughout the year.

  • $266 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Children that are challenged are those that will challenge the world. My students are mostly from low-income backgrounds, but they are ever-more driven because of any struggles they may experience at home.

My students come to me from all over the country and all over the world.

Most can speak more than one language. The diversity of my classroom presents challenges, but it also enhances the learning and social experience for each child. These great kids thrive when they are challenged, and they do best with hands-on, project-based instruction.

When they have free play time they prefer to work on computers or with engineering-based toys, I saw them truly light up when they got to piece together skeletons.

Each time they encounter new concepts, they thrive. That is why I want them to have access to the technologies that will allow them to gain the greatest sense of their ability to innovate.

My Project

These birthday books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy-I read on the carpet to them, they complete work there, and they read independently! Every student book that is placed in my library is treated with love and care, and they are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind-I have watched them the past few weeks of school read titles just like these, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

Mrs. Achterberg
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 27 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Happy Birthday Hamster (Hot Rod Hamster) • Amazon Business $15.23 1 $15.23
The Mystery of the Missing Cake • Amazon Business $14.64 1 $14.64
Who Made This Cake? • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
When's My Birthday? • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Land Shark • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
A Birthday for Cow! (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
It's My Birthday • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
A Little House Birthday (Little House Picture Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Birthday Basket for Tia (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Carl's Birthday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Some Birthday! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Albert's Very Unordinary Birthday • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
A Birthday for Frances • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Where Is Baby's Birthday Cake?: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Happy Birthday, Mouse! (If You Give...) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Happy Birthday, Little Pookie • Amazon Business $5.20 1 $5.20
Cam Jansen: the Birthday Mystery #20 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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