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Ms. Contridas from Oakland CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Reading With Variety

Help me give my students an opportunity to read a variety of books within the same theme for our language arts units.

  • $1,888 goal

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My Students

My students are curious, caring, and eager to learn! I teach in a Title I school in Oakland and my class consists of upcoming readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, changemakers, and critical thinkers. While we start this year back in-person, I feel a sense of collaboration with my students and their families. I see my students' caretakers as my co-teachers and we both have our students' best in mind during this time.

Everyday, my students want to share new things they learned from their favorite books or something they learned from others.

I can tell that they enjoy being at school because they ask questions, collaborate, and want to share what they know!

My Project

These books will be used to supplement out language arts units. Students will have the opportunity to read books similar to our anchor texts which are used to model in a whole class setting. The variety of texts accessible to my students will help them unpack the themes we work on throughout the school year.

Our themes in third grade include: Overcoming Learning Challenges, Adaptations and the Wide World of Frogs, Exploring Literary Classics, and Water Around the World.

My students are enthusiastic about finding books that are connected to our unit. They constantly want to share their own discoveries with each other.

Ms. Contridas
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Librarian Is a Camel (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $15.29 15 $229.35
Waiting for the Biblioburro • AKJ Education $12.59 15 $188.85
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 15 $98.40
Lizards, Frogs, And Polliwogs • AKJ Education $5.83 15 $87.45
Water Dance • AKJ Education $5.83 15 $87.45
Steamboat School • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
The Story Circle / El circulo de cuentos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.67 3 $53.01
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $17.01 3 $51.03
With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Light in the Darkness: A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • Amazon Business $15.19 3 $45.57
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.69 3 $44.07
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia • Amazon Business $14.69 3 $44.07
Remember • AKJ Education $14.59 3 $43.77
Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
A Library for Juana • Amazon Business $10.95 3 $32.85
Book Uncle and Me • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
When I Was Eight • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
Four Feet, Two Sandals • Amazon Business $9.88 3 $29.64
The Upside Down Boy/El nino de cabeza (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $9.71 3 $29.13
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
La Mariposa • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
The Girl Who Hated Books • Amazon Business $7.95 3 $23.85
Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $5.49 3 $16.47
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.29 3 $15.87

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