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Mrs. Gage from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching for the Stars With Stories!

My students need beautiful picture books to help them grow as readers and people!

  • $249 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an amazing group of 24 caring, inquisitive and very energetic first graders. Throughout our day we can be mathematicians, engineers, writers, readers, and scientists! I try and support the unique learning style of each student and believe that if they feel comfortable in our classroom they will be able to grow and learn in amazing ways.

Creating a welcoming and supportive learning environment for all of my students will allow them to work to their full potential.

Students relish the opportunity to choose their own learning space. By allowing students to make choices in how they approach different activities at school they learn to self-regulate, take responsibility for their learning and becoming more confident learners.

Please join us in helping make our classroom a successful learning space for every child.

My Project

Picture books can be powerful. Precise words and wondrous illustrations can help students understand themselves and others. A read-aloud time each day can connect readers and writers giving a shared experience in the classroom building a community of learners.

Students need to see themselves in books and in the authors who write the books.

Picture books like "All Are Welcome" by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman and "Alma and How She Got Her Name" by Juana Martinez-Nea can help build empathy among classmates and empower students to be brave.

By reading a picture book a day, our class will deepen their understanding of each other and our world.

Mrs. Gage
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rubio and Julienne: A Sweet and Cheesy Tale • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Cece Loves Science • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Neck & Neck • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Do Not Open This Math Book: Addition + Subtraction • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Antlered Ship • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Perfect Pumpkin Pie • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
The Ugly Pumpkin • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Which Way to Witch School? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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