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Mrs. P. from Watsonville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Need Choices!

My students need books at their reading levels, including nonfiction books that they will use as part of a native plant and animal unit.

  • $394 goal

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My Students

Every one of my students is unique and has different learning needs, interests, and abilities.

I have a very diverse group of students, and it's important that I differentiate instruction for every student.

I have students from different socioeconomic backgrounds and cultural backgrounds. My students' reading levels, math levels, athletic abilities, and learning abilities are all different.

Since my students are reading at different levels, I feel that the best curriculum is Reader's Workshop. It has been wonderful for my students! Reader's Workshop has given my students the opportunity to develop a LOVE of reading and gives them the CHOICE to choose different books at their just right reading level.

My Project

After attending a Reader's Workshop conference last summer, I realized the importance of having a rich classroom library. That's why my students are given the opportunity to book shop in our classroom at least once every week. I want my students to shop for books they love!

All students should be given the choice to choose books at their reading level and interest; it helps foster a love of reading.

I want students to get hooked on books. I hope they find books engaging and meaningful and discover books in every literary genre.

Please support my students by helping us build a rich classroom library. These books will support literacy instruction; create opportunities for independent reading, book clubs, and book reviews; and help us with our native plant and animal unit. Thank you!

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 8 $44.72
Mountain Lions (Animal Predators) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Bobcats (Blastoff! Readers, Level 3: North American Animals) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Bobcats (Blastoff! Readers: Backyard Wildlife: Level 1 (Library)) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Badgers (Blastoff! Readers: Backyard Wildlife) (Blastoff Readers. Level 1) • Amazon Business $19.74 1 $19.74
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Malala: Activist for Girls' Education • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Skunks! An Educational Children's Book about Skunks with Fun Facts & Photos • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Facts About The Great Blue Heron (A Picture Book For Kids) (Volume 71) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Facts About The Green Heron (A Picture Book For Kids) (Volume 61) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Four • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Welcome to the World of Coyotes (Welcome to the World Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Bink and Gollie • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Yoko • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14
James to the Rescue: The Masterpiece Adventures Book Two • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Going Places • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Too Much Good Luck • Amazon Business $5.16 1 $5.16
The Miniature World of Marvin & James (The Masterpiece Adventures) • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Journey to the Crystal Cave (The Adventures of Sophie Mouse) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06

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