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Mrs. Gazaille from Abilene TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Classroom Books for Mrs. Gazaille's First Grade Classroom

My students need and deserve the opportunity to hear and enjoy these fun, new stories such as Hoot and Peep within our read-aloud time in our first grade classroom.

  • $526 goal

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My Students

I have a total of 23 students who are eagerly waiting for the start of school. My classroom consists of sweet seven and eight year old students, who are coming from kindergarten with varying reading levels. Some are already reading when coming into first grade while others are just beginning. One of my main goals as a teacher is to help every single student to achieve the goal of becoming an excellent reader by the end of first grade. I want my first grade students to graduate first grade as successful readers and mathematicians.

My Project

My request is for new books that I will read to my class. We do already have a growing classroom library. However, these new books will include lessons on grammar, phonics, comprehension skills, life lessons, and leadership qualities, as well as opportunities to express ideas through the writing process. They will also allow exposure to the enjoyment of books, including new ideas, new places and even sometimes laughter!

The addition of these new books will allow our classroom to dive more into our curriculum during our ELAR (English, Language Arts and Reading) block.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go." Dr. Seuss

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Great Spruce • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
The Darkest Dark • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Hoot and Peep • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Oskar and the Eight Blessings • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Penguin in Peril • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Maddi's Fridge • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
The Animals' Santa • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
If Your Monster Won't Go To Bed • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Koala Who Could • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
School's First Day of School • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Naughty Mabel • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
The Mermaid • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Cloudette • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Ida, Always • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
The Big Bed • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Sylvie • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Farfallina & Marcel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Honey... Honey... Lion! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
A Plump And Perky Turkey • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Make Way for Ducklings • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Chicks and Salsa • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Over and Under the Snow • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Scarecrow's Hat • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Chameleons Are Cool: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31

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