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Mrs. Chavez from Fillmore CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers are Leaders and Leaders are Readers

My students need book totes to spark a love of reading and to encourage parents to take an active role in their child's education!

  • $219 goal

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My Students

In my classroom, kindergarten students are energetic! Most are confident, are eager to be involved, and want to and can accept a great deal of responsibility. Their combination of a "can do" attitude and their cooperation and responsibility make them a delight to teach and work with.

My kindergartners have a tremendous capacity to be able to learn words and they like the challenge of learning new words!

Our school is located in a small city in Ventura County, in the Santa Clara River Valley. We are surrounded by an agricultural and tree- farming belt with rich fertile soil. As a SEAL classroom, I stress academic language, vocabulary, talking, and role-playing among students. I am so fortunate to have a group of learners each school year who are excited about learning!

My Project

Lending libraries serve as a place for parents, grandparents, or any caring adult to borrow books to read at home with their child and extend the learning beyond the kindergarten school day.

Reading regularly can support the development of early literacy skills.

I want to make it convenient for my parents to read books daily with their child. Having a lending library and providing the "book totes" will help my students learn the basics of borrowing books and returning them to prepare them for the time when they are eligible for a library card.

In addition, they will improve their vocabulary, reasoning, concentration, empathy, social perception, and emotional intelligence. In a few words, reading is a learning jackpot. It will be very exciting to see so many families having access to books on a daily basis!

Mrs. Chavez
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP116 - Sort & Store Book Totes - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.59 8 $140.72

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