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Mrs. Obregon from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Obregon Owls: Owl We Need Are These Books!

Help me give my students access to great literature that ties into our curriculum. These books provide our mentor texts each week and help us focus on the reading skill and grammar lessons requested by the district.

  • $588 goal

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My Students

My students have been in the same cohort since they started Elementary School. They are a Dual Language class and spend 50% of their day receiving instruction in Spanish and the other 50% in English. So in addition to the regular curriculum requirements, they are learning and building on a new language.

Literacy is a big focus in Third Grade.

Although we are all on the same page in learning two languages, the reading levels of the students in this class vary from a student who can read 134 words per minute and another student who can read 10 words per minute. Regardless of where they start, I expect every single student to leave my classroom successful. And it's my job to make sure it happens.

My Project

These titles serve as mentor text based on our curriculum. Each title is for a different week of instruction and covers all aspects of the literature curriculum, including vocabulary and writing. Unfortunately, most of these titles are not available in our school library. Some books like Saturdays and Teacakes aren't even available from the public library!

Having these titles accessible in the classroom would be beneficial for our lessons and the students.

If we own these books, we won't have to worry about returning the books on a certain day and students will be free to read them whenever they want.

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $16.13 1 $16.13
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pinduli • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pecos Bill • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.86 1 $7.86
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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