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Mrs. Montemayor from Galena Park TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Open Books, Open Minds

My students need more picture books and TIME For Kids subscriptions to engage them in our reading and writing lessons.

  • $441 goal

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My Students

I am beyond excited and lucky to see the growth I've seen in my students since August. It's been a hectic year with many events interrupting my students' learning time, but it has not hindered them a bit. They are soaking up knowledge and reaching their goals.

This year, my students are writers which is any 4th grade teacher's dream.

My students are anxious to share their ideas. They have a great desire to read and write better. They are goal setters and goal reachers. Each day, they bring their best and and work their hardest.

My Project

Teaching through picture books and non-fiction magazines has been so rewarding for both my students and myself this year. We enjoy gathering on the carpet, learning the habits of a good reader, making connections with small turn-and-talk sessions, and they look forward to ending with a writing connection or product activity based on the book.

Using picture books in the classroom opens the minds of my students to teach them empathy and understanding of the world around them.

The books and TIME For Kids subscription I am requesting are the key pieces to building lessons that pull my students in and keeping them engaged till the next book is opened.

Mrs. Montemayor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - 3-4 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 20 $90.00
Lola Dutch • Amazon Business $15.53 1 $15.53
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Florette • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
The Magician's Hat • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Grandma's Purse • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Parker Inheritance • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Malty the Blue Tiger / Marita la tigresita azul: A dual language children's book in English and Spanish • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Most People • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Whispering Town (Holocaust) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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