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Ms. Gust from Tracy CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Print Rich Environments Help Us Learn

My students need picture books to help them with science research and narrative writing. With these books, students will find joy in the words and the pictures. Imagine, explore, research with the love of books.

  • $358 goal

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My Students

My students are 3rd graders.

I am at a school in which about two thirds of the students are from low income households.

There are about 150 third graders and although I have my own class of students, I also get to teach many of the third grade students when they come to my classroom for ESL and in depth rotation classes that are focused on science concepts.

The students are eager and excited to learn and share their ideas and thinking.

My Project

These picture books will grab the imagination, interest, and increase students desire to pick up a book and read. I want my students to be surrounded by books that peak their interest in a subject and enable them to use these books to strengthen their reading and writing skills. Most of all, I want students to develop a love of learning and reading. It is my goal to inspire students to be life long learners and to find joy in turning each page to find out what happens next. The best learning environments are print rich environments with lots of opportunities to pick up a book.

Ms. Gust
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Leave Your Sleep • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Animal Ark: Celebrating our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Owly Owls Most Popular Owls Of The World • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Strong to the Hoop • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Strange but True: Bizarre Animals (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Beaks! • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
My Mama Had A Dancing Heart (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Shortcut • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Important Book • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Memory String • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
In November • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Meanwhile. • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Grandpa's Face • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Fireflies • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31

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