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Mrs. Garabito from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Project: Books!

My students need a variety of books in our classroom to spark their interest and love for reading!

  • $410 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are kind, intelligent and eager to learn as soon as they enter our building! They are thinkers, learners, questioners, and creators. They always want to take their learning to the next level. They are the future and there is nothing I want more than for my students to feel prepared for their future endeavors.

However, my amazing students reside in a neighborhood that would be considered of extremely low socioeconomic status.

Their parents often work multiple jobs in order to afford the necessities. One hundred percent of the population at my school qualifies for free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students are English Language Learners and have to work that much more diligently to learn the English language and meet the Common Core Standards.

My students do not let this neighborhood or any situation discourage them, instead, they feel empowered. At the beginning of the year, I instill the importance of education in each and every one of my students. Throughout the year, I am able to see their passion for learning reach new heights!

My Project

This year my class is embarking on a new challenge! The name of the challenge is "Classroom Book a Day." We have challenged ourselves to do just that; read a classroom book a day. This is a popular challenge in education and can be found by Googling "#classroombookaday".

I've found in the last couple of years of teaching that students don't enjoy reading by the time they get to fourth grade, in fact, most students loath it.

This is hard to believe as an educator because I know that books give us a place to go, when we have to stay where we are. I want my students to find their passion for reading and I think I can do that with your help. I've requested some new and popular picture books to be read aloud with my students every day. While my classroom library is definitely full, most titles students have already read. Since the purpose of this challenge is to engage students and allow children to find their love of books, some new titles are necessary.

By donating to this project, you are impacting 31 students today and for eternity!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 31 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Wordy Birdy • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Creepy Pair of Underwear! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Also an Octopus • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
Thelma the Unicorn • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
A Bike Like Sergio's • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Last Day Blues (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36

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