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Mrs. Burgos from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read AL(oud) About It!

Help me give my students the gift of read alouds for the entire year.

  • $610 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very bright and eager-to-learn kindergartners who attend a public school in the heart of the city of Chicago in the Humboldt Park area. All of the students receive free lunch, and our school district is making record-breaking and heartbreaking cuts to the budget. The students are truly suffering. The majority of students in our school are below grade level and also below poverty level. They come from homes where education is not always a priority, but they come to school ready and eager to dive right in and learn.

My Project

Reading is the foundation in kindergarten. My students need amazing read alouds for the entire year. Help me give my students the opportunity to step inside stories.

Read alouds provide opportunities for my students to build a love for reading.

It helps my students build vocabulary, comprehension skills, and they are just plain fun.

Each week I like to read a new book with my students. Each day we have a new purpose for reading. This really helps my students to read and listen to the texts closely and complete multiple tasks focusing on a new skill each day. Each book goes along with a holiday, season, or just an important skill to learn for that week (or month ).

Mrs. Burgos
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bear's Loose Tooth (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Very Impatient Caterpillar • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Little Boo • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Back-to-School Rules • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Peanut Butter & Brains: A Zombie Culinary Tale • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
The Gingerbread Girl • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Duck on a Tractor • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Duck for President (A Click Clack Book) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books) • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Bear Snores On • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Turkey Trouble • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
Howard B. Wigglebottom and Manners Matters • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns We Can All Get Along • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
David Goes To School • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Creepy Pair of Underwear! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
A Crankenstein Valentine • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
How I Became a Pirate • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ice Bear: Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop Fable (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Martin's Big Words (Big Words): The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Classroom Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
We're Going on a Leaf Hunt • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Emperor's Egg: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Little Scarecrow Boy • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Snowmen at Night (Storytown Library, Grade K, Story 8) • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
The Mitten • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Gingerbread Man (A StoryPlay Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Punxsutawney Phyllis • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
The Littlest Pilgrim • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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