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Mrs. Valdez-DeLaGarza from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Reading Paradise

Help me give my students an amazing reading paradise, where they can enjoy comfortable seating around the classroom. They will have credible non fiction magazines with high interest articles to help them prepare for the state exam.

  • $991 goal

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My Students

Everyday my classroom is filled with 42 excited 9 and 10 year olds, from different backgrounds. Most are from either Mexico or Central America and this is their 2nd year in our country.

My students belong to low-income families, some living with grandparents and single family homes.

They face a lot of challenges, not only in reading but in transitioning to the English language. My scholars are in need of a variety of high interest reading materials and comfortable seating for thier Reader's Workshop.

My Project

The Time for Kids Magazine subscription and Scholastic Magazine subscription will be used to prepare my students for the state exam. They will also increase their knowledge of non fiction articles, text features and text structures. The bean bags and sofas will be used for a reading nook during their 45 minutes of independent and partner reading time. This will help increase students reading stamina.

Your donation will create a Reading Paradise for the children, with multiple seating options around the classroom.

The children will be more comfortable and excited during their Reader's Workshop.

The lapdesks will be used with the chromebooks for reading electronic books or watching books read aloud videos.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LapGear Student Lap Desk - Blue (Fits up to 15.6" Laptop) • Amazon Business $12.43 12 $149.16
Scholastic News, Grade 3 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 24 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 3 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 24 $138.00
Big Joe Roma Bean Bag Chair, Comfort Suede Plus, Chocolate • Amazon Business $58.99 2 $117.98
TIME For Kids - 3-4 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 24 $108.00
Big Joe Duo Chair, Blue • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
ECR4Kids Relax-N-Read Bean Bag Back Pillow Chair with Storage Pockets, Chocolate and Sand • Amazon Business $44.91 2 $89.82
Big Joe Aloha Chair, Ash • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Tornado en martes (Twister On Tuesday) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Guerra Civil en domingo (Civil War On Sunday) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Guerra Revolucionaria en miércoles (Revolutionary War On Wednesday) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El caballero del alba (The Knight At Dawn) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Una tarde en el Amazonas (Afternoon On The Amazon) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Barcos vikingos al amanecer (Viking Ships At Sunrise) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
La noche de los ninjas (Night Of The Ninjas) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Vacaciones al pie de un volcán (Vacation Under The Volcano) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Leones a la hora del almuerzo (Lions At Lunchtime) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Terremoto al amanecer (Earthquake In The Early Morning) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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