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Ms. Z. from Elverta CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Reading Makes Us Smarter!

I need 25 library books for shared and individual reading!

  • $449 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. I ask them, "Who are the best students in the whole world?" and they reply, "We are!" I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything.

I teach at a Title I school in North California where 95 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

When it comes to teaching and learning, I am a strong believer in implementing active/cooperative learning in a very lively and interactive environment.

My Project

"Read left and read right and read low and read high. Oh! The things you can read up if only you try!" For students to reach their ultimate potential in any class reading is always a huge part.

My biggest goal is to make children fall in love with reading process and experience themselves in writing and illustrating their own stories, but I cannot do that without growing personally myself.

These books will help me learn more about the way students learn, play and grow and help me to transport our classes to different places and open their minds to what else is out there. I love to read them some classics or we watch a classic movie and then together we will write a story that connects to what we learned. I want my students to be excited about learning process and see that they can do much more then they ever thought they can! Every child is talented they only need someone to show that to them and believe in them!

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Ms. Z.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How Children Learn (Classics in Child Development) • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87
The Golden Book of Fairy Tales (Golden Classics) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Inside My Imagination • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book and Plush (Book&Toy) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
The Pirate of Kindergarten (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
How to Babysit a Grandma • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Choice: Embrace the Possible • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Dear Girl, • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Emil and the Great Escape • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Practicing His Presence (The Library of Spiritual Classics, Volume 1) • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Wish You More (Encouragement Gifts for Kids, Uplifting Books for Graduation) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
If Animals Said I Love You • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Be Brave Little One • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Pentel R.S.V.P. Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Assorted Ink Colors, 8 Pack (BK91CRBP8M) • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97

Materials cost

$313.22

Vendor shipping charges

$4.99

State sales tax

$28.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$381.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.34

Total project goal

$448.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$448.91

1 Donor

-$448.91

Donations toward project cost

-$381.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.34

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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