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Ms. Torruco from Laredo TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Are Leaders!

My students need books that will be incorporated into daily lessons to promote engagement and learning.

  • $190 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students we service are predominantly of Hispanic ethnicity and from a low socioeconomic background. Most of our student population derives from non-English speaking families. We have students who are eager to learn, but are lacking background knowledge and foundation skills. Our students also lack self-confidence and are in need of inspirational acts. We believe that our students will benefit greatly if a youth speaker will address them at our school. Unfortunately, the majority of our students have limited experiences as they come from households in which education is not valued. Our hard working parents believe work rather than school is more important. Many students come to school with the presumption that education is not important.

My Project

The purchase of these books will enhance my students learning as the books will be incorporated into daily lessons. The books by Stuart J. Murphy are great resources that can accentuate math lessons and provide real-life experiences for students lacking background knowledge of math concepts.

Other books such as "What To Do With An Idea" will be paired with character education lessons that will promote social-emotional learning.

All books will be also be included in our class library and available for all students to read.

Ability to read has been a predictor of future success. Students will be able to access more books of student interest in the class. New books will encourage students to keep reading!

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ellison the Elephant (with Audio CD) • Amazon Business $15.01 1 $15.01
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Touch the Earth (A Julian Lennon White Feather Flier Adventure) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Love You Forever • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
My Even Day • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
One Odd Day • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
If You Were a Fraction (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mall Mania (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Give Me Half! (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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