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

Readers for Life!

My students need non-fiction books in the Reading Center.

  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bilingual first graders living in a very low social economic environment. Many of them live in rough area apartments. These students' parents are recent immigrants not knowing what it takes for their children to succeed in the U.S. with little or no education. Reading is extremely important for a student's success in their academics and life. Our school does not provide books for the reading centers. Our library has limited books specially non-fiction Spanish and English books.

My Project

These non-fiction books that include many motivating subjects like animals, important leaders, healthy eating, careers, mathematics, the Earth, the moon, the forest and so much more will enhance my student's minds with rich vocabulary and information. Students will have many opportunities to keep learning their objective after it is presented. Since most of my students are already above their reading level it is very important to provide higher-leveled non-fiction books readily available to them. These books are very versatile as they can be used with so many objectives not just in reading but in writing, science, social studies and math.

Ms. Pena
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Textura / Sort It by Texture • AKJ Education $16.50 1 $16.50
¿Por qué debo proteger la naturaleza? (Why Should I Protect Nature?) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Increíble pero real: Animales extraños (Strange But True: Bizarre Animals) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Trees: A Compare and Contrast Book • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Conoce a la Señora Libertad (Meet Lady Liberty) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Reptiles y anfibios reptantes (Slithering Reptiles And Amphibians) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
¡Hay un molillo en mi bolsillo! (There's A Wocket In My Pocket!) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Animales de granja (Farm Animals) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
George Washington Carver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
César Chávez • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
El sol (Sun) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Las charcas (Ponds) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Historias de inmigración (Immigration Stories) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Alexander Graham Bell • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Niños artesanos (Crafty Kids) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
¡Puedes contar conmigo! (You Can Count On Me!) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Culturas de todo el mundo (Cultures Around the World) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
La Tierra (Earth) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Los líquidos (Liquids) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Los gases (Gases) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
El cumpleaños de Washington (Washington's Birthday) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Derretirse y congelarse / Melting and Freezing • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
El cerebro / Brain • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Una montaña de basura (A Mountain Of Trash) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Panadería (The Bakery) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Puesto de comida (The Snack Shop) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
¡A volar! Todo sobre aviones (Take Off! All About Airplanes) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Los océanos (Oceans) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
From Seed to Plant (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Vida en la granja (Life On The Farm) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Cultivos de la granja (Farm Crops) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
¿Qué podría ser? (What Could I Be?) • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Trabajos que la gente hace (Jobs That People Do) • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Hagamos un volcán (Let's Make A Volcano) • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
El espacio exterior (Outer Space) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Construye: Rascacielos (Build It: Skyscrapers) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Entra al bosque lluvioso (Step Into The Rainforest) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Próxima parada: México (Next Stop: Mexico) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Serpientes de cerca (Snakes Up Close) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Entra al bosque (Step Into The Forest) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Agua (Water) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
En movimiento (On The Go) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
La vida de una abeja (A Bee's Life) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mantenerse en forma con deportes (Keeping Fit With Sports) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Comer bien (Eating Right) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Acerca de los perros (About Dogs) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Max va a la Biblioteca • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Manchita, la vaquita torpe • AKJ Education $1.80 1 $1.80

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