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Ms. Gruber from Carteret NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read A Lot, Read A Lot!

My students need the Engaging Readers Curriculum Bundle with accompanying books to help them reach their reading and comprehension goals for the year.

  • $583 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 25 amazing students in a Title I School. As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me.

I may not be able to control their home lives. However, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.

My Project

I teach at a Title 1 school where many of my students come to me below reading level. They have big goals to increase their reading level and comprehension skills while they are with me for first grade.

This Engaging Reader bundle will help my students with their reading, phonics, comprehension, word work, interactive writing and more!

The Read Aloud books that include Piggie Pie, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, The Dot, and Abe Lincoln's Hat amongst the others will help me teach the standards for Reading and Phonics. The lessons and books will help me get my students reading like never before! The more you read, the more you know! Reading is the core of everything else in education. My students need to read to understand math problems, science, and social studies.

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

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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 25 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Engaging Readers Bundle • $107.10 1 $107.10
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Otis • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Gingerbread Girl • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Duck for President (A Click Clack Book) • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Bear Snores On • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Easter Bunny's Assistant • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Ish • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Turkey Trouble • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Dot • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
How I Became a Pirate • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones (World of Nature Series) • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Billy Goats Fluff • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Hello Ocean • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Peter's Chair (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bat Loves the Night: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hooway for Wodney Wat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ice Bear: Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ruby the Copycat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pumpkin Jack • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Scaredy Squirrel • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Piggie Pie! • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) (Golden Look-Look Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Abe Lincoln's Hat (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Snowmen at Night (Storytown Library, Grade K, Story 8) • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66
The Gingerbread Man (A StoryPlay Book) • Amazon Business $1.08 1 $1.08

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