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Ms. Maestas from Albuquerque NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Fun

My students need new books in our classroom library. Many of the books are old and damaged. Our classroom library theme is Dr. Seuss. I would like to do an entire Dr. Seuss theme in march.

  • $234 goal

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My Students

The students in my class range from a variety of different disabilities, cultural backgrounds, and socioeconomic categories as well as family composition. They are all so bright and sweet. Their variety of personalities, likes and dislikes all make each and every day exciting and fun! They all have unlimited potential. I love seeing them grow and expand their knowledge across my time with them.

I am able to work with these children from the time they turn three until they are old enough to go to kindergarten.

Over this time span, I get to know them and their families. It's great getting to know the reasons they are who they are.

My Project

Many of my students are non verbal. I read to them to help expose them to language. The titles I selected for my project are similar to the few books I have in my room that they are continuously excited to read; Pete the Cat is their favorite. Having theme related options will help reignite their excitement while connecting the literature to their classroom work. They connect their speech and language needs with their fine motor needs. I create projects based on the books we read. My students love being read to but tend to stick to the same titles. These books will help them branch out of their comfort zone while maintaining some familiarity.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Are You Ready to Play Outside? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pete The Cat, Big Easter Adventure • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Wild Christmas Reindeer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Groundhog Day! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Poinsettia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Christmas Around the World • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The First Thanksgiving • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What Was the First Thanksgiving? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
My Weird School Special: It's Halloween, I'm Turning Green! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Trick or Treat on Milton Street • AKJ Education $1.00 2 $2.00

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