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Ms. Martinez from Irvine CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Readiness in 1st Grade

My students need a variety of fiction and non-fiction readers to build not only their fluency and comprehension, but their excitement about reading!

  • $168 goal

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My Students

First grade is a huge transition for children and a lot of learning and development occurs during these times! Students learn how to work independently, how to play on the "big playground," and they learn how to read in first grade!

My class is full of excited, active learners who are always looking to gain new knowledge and experience new things!

Their enthusiasm for school is infectious and makes working with first grade my absolute favorite. My class is made up of a variety of learners including everything from a cluster of English Language Learners who don't speak any English, to students who came into first grade reading Harry Potter.

As any teacher knows, meeting the needs of each individual student is essential and in 1st grade, teaching reading is extremely valuable. No matter what, I strive to encourage my students to read and demonstrate how much fun and excitement can come from books!

My Project

As 1st graders are approaching the end of the school year, there are many areas to focus on in order to ensure readiness for 2nd grade. One of the most crucial areas is accuracy, fluency, and comprehension in reading.

More importantly, this is an opportunity for 1st graders to discover a love of reading!

Through this project, I am hoping to combine a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts with close reading, Daily 5, and other classroom strategies to reinforce how important and exciting it is to be a reader!

With this collection of books, students will be able to study vocabulary, 1st grade concepts of animals and plants, and even travel on adventures through chapter books. During Daily 5, students will be given choice and opportunity with text, while also developing their reading fluency and accuracy. At the same time, students will close read non-fiction texts and get exposed to new concepts, vocabulary, and overall excitement. There is no limit to how National Geographic and The Magic Tree House books can invoke interest and love of reading so that students can not only learn to read in first grade, but read to learn.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon Business $19.21 1 $19.21
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 13-16: Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, and Hour of the Olympics • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Elephants • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

Materials cost

$101.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.20

Total project goal

$167.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.99

2 Donors

-$157.79

Donations toward project cost

-$142.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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