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

Quality Mentor Texts Inspire Students!

Help me give my students the opportunity to use these books to strengthen their reading.

  • $647 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 26 first graders at our school in Sanger, California. Our school is located in a rural farming community where cows can be seen outside many of our class windows, and roosters can be heard crowing periodically. These "distractions" definitely don't get in the way of student learning.

My students are EAGER LEARNERS who have a great desire to meet their goals.

My students have varied backgrounds and experiences, but our school environment creates freedom to learn from mistakes which aids in every student's success. They love to read, write stories, and create math word problems to challenge their peers. They are also a strong community that is always ready to reach out and support those in their group who might be struggling to spell a word or solve a problem. Our children are excited to be the "teacher" when explaining their strategies to the class while also being patient when answering questions if a student fails to understand their method. Our students excel because we believe in each student's potential for learning!

My Project

These books have been chosen specifically for reading lessons and will be use more than once during the year.

Please give my students the opportunity to use quality literature to strengthen their reading.

These books will be used during Readers Workshop to teach specific strategies and skills they need to be successful readers.

It has been amazing for me to see some of my colleagues use these books to instruct their students. The students are not only excited when the books are read to them, but they are inspired to used the skill they have learned during independent reading. I can't wait to begin!

Thank you so much for your considering my project.

Ms. Sumner
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 26 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
The Stranger • Amazon Business $16.67 1 $16.67
Where Are You Going, Manyoni? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Rag Coat • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Duck! Rabbit! • Amazon Business $15.68 1 $15.68
The Patchwork Quilt • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Amazing Grace (Grace-picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Mmm, Cookies! • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
The Keeping Quilt: 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Water Hole • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge: Restored Edition • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Lotus Seed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Gardener • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Hello Ocean • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
Something Beautiful • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Growing Vegetable Soup (Voyager Books) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Old Woman Who Named Things • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
A Weekend with Wendell • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Doorbell Rang • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Building a House (Mulberry Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Big Green Pocketbook • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Bracelet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rudi's Pond • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Great-Aunt Arizona • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fireflies • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
An Angel For Solomon Singer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
As the Crow Flies (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Silly Sally (Red Wagon Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Get Up and Go! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Grandfather Twilight (Paperstar Book) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Little Red Hen • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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