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

Read Alouds Are A Portable Magic

Help me give my students stunning read-aloud books to build learning and community.

  • 8 donors
  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are so many things to love about my students! My students live in Chicago within a very diverse community in the Lakeview area. Within the city, we have the chance to see so many different things; however, there are things the city cannot provide to our wonderful group of children. I want to supply love and learning with many different materials!

My students love to learn and are hungry for more information to guide and shape their learning.

Please help my students by providing additional resources to our wonderful classroom and community. Resources and donors like you make an immense difference in our classroom everyday!

My Project

After reflecting on students learning at home and a summer away from friends due to COVID, I realized how essential my read alouds will be for my students this year. My goal is to ensure every day my students see their teacher reading at least one book a day to them for the entire year. These students are craving a place of magic, safety, and joy and with these read-aloud books, you allow me to make it happen.

I will be building community and learning through read-alouds every single day.

I have discovered the magic and the joy read alouds can bring to a classroom no matter at home or in the classroom. I want to ensure my students have that constant source of magic in their home that they can enjoy with their classmates. I will be keeping track of each book we read and allow my students the chance to reflect on 180 days of read alouds.

Ms. Clark
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
A Boy and a Jaguar • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Blizzard • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Every Month Is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World • Amazon Business $16.13 1 $16.13
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.83 1 $15.83
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
If Sharks Disappeared (If Animals Disappeared) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
In Our Mothers' House • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Hello Goodbye Dog • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Night Gardener • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Giant Squid (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Come With Me • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Life • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Margaret and the Moon • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Hattie and Hudson • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Verdi • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Of Course It's a Big Deal: A Story about Learning to React Calmly and Appropriately (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
I Can't Believe You Said That! (BEST ME I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Stella Díaz Has Something to Say (Stella Diaz) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

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