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Mr. Bessey from Loveland CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Fun!

My students need a variety of books to be excited about reading, taking books home, and reading 20 minutes each day.

  • $965 goal

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My Students

Hello and Hola! Our is a Dual Language Immersion School that enriches the lives of two hundred and twenty-five students in both English and Spanish. Our Title One school serves grades K-5. My students are hardworking, fun and creative! They love to learn but we have a wide range when it comes to academic levels. Most of my students are from a home that is considered at the poverty level.

My school is one of the highest poverty level schools in my district.

Empowering all students to thrive and achieve within a child-centered, dual immersion community is our school's vision. Our mission is to create a safe, positive environment that nurtures the growth and development of the whole child, empowering them to reach their full potential. We are in need of books that excite and helps students on that path of reaching their full potential.

My Project

We need new library books that students find exciting. It is important that students read each day and to encourage this I want to purchase my students new and exciting books. I also want to purchase books that help students learn positive behavior and acceptance of others. These books will be used during reading time. We have a limited amount of books that we can read to learn about diversity, manners, and positive behavior. I also want to get a variety of graphic novels. Many of our students have not read graphic novels. It is important that they have a variety of books available so they will be able to find ones they love and continue to read nightly! Students will also be encouraged to take these books home to read with their families.

Reading together not only allows families to engage together but also deeply strengthens students' literacy skills which are very important for them to become successful learners.

Reading is also an adventure as the story leaps off the pages!

Mr. Bessey
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Nate (13 Books) • AKJ Education $105.33 1 $105.33
Sports Illustrated Kids (18 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $96.84 1 $96.84
Bone (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $87.48 1 $87.48
Squish (8 Books) • AKJ Education $41.84 1 $41.84
The Elsewhere Chronicles (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $38.84 1 $38.84
Manga Math Mysteries (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.41 1 $36.41
Peter Reynolds Creatrilogy Box Set (Dot, Ish, Sky Color) • Amazon Business $27.51 1 $27.51
The Hat • Amazon Business $13.69 2 $27.38
And Everyone Shouted, "Pull!": A First Look at Forces and Motion (First Look: Science) • Amazon Business $21.66 1 $21.66
Mighty Mighty Monsters (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.26 1 $18.26
Along a Long Road • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
One Day, The End.: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Noisy Nora • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
How to Read a Story • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Rocket Writes a Story • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
A Walk in the Rain with a Brain • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $5.02 2 $10.04
Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (New Edition) (Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Duck! Rabbit! • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Words Are Not for Hurting / Las palabras no son para lastimar (Best Behavior) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Even More Parts • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
More Parts (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Zoo • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Little Red Writing • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use - Big, Sharp, and Smooth (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Parts (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Fox in Socks (Beginner Books) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
No No Yes Yes (Leslie Patricelli board books) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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