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Ms. S. Acosta from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready or Not, Watch us Fly!

My students need the Ready, Freddy! book collection and a series of Fly Guy! books to further increase their love for reading.

  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a child, what was your favorite time of the day in school? In my class, I would say that most students would agree that the time they enjoy the most are the ten minutes where I read a chapter book to them.

This year I am teaching a combination classroom comprised of first and second graders in a school where all children qualify for free school lunch.

One of the challenges that I face with a combination classroom is teaching them all the required standards for their grade level in half the time. Although my students are at different academic levels, one thing that they all have in common is that hunger for stories, especially if they are being read to.

My Project

Since the beginning of the school year, one of the daily routines in my class is read-aloud time. This time usually happens right after recess and it is a quick read of a chapter book. It is during this period of time when I notice the greatest engagement even from those students that don't normally feel comfortable reading on their own. It is also during this time, that I've introduced my class to the "Ready, Freddy!" books and the students have really embraced the stories and the characters. Every day that I finish the day's chapter, the students beg me to keep going and ask for more. This is why I am taking this opportunity to request the complete set of "Ready, Freddy!" books, because I've noticed that as soon as I put the finished book into the library collection, they all want to pick it up and read it again. Since I have first graders, I am also requesting another collection of books that my kids have really enjoyed, Fly Guy!.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my classroom and I hope that you too will understand the importance of instilling the love for stories.

With your donation, you will make it possible for us to expand our current library and add titles of high interest to the kids.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Very Crazy Christmas • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
April Fool''s Surprise • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Apple Orchard Race Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Camping Catastrophe (Ready, Freddy! Series #14) Abby Klein, • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Don''t Sit on My Lunch! (Ready, Freddy! Series # 4) Abby Klei • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Firehouse Fun (Ready, Freddy! Series #17) Abby Klein • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Going Batty Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Halloween Fraidy-Cat (Ready, Freddy! Series #8) Klein, John • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Homework Hassles (Ready, Freddy! Series #3) Abby Klein, John • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Ready, Set, Snow! (Ready, Freddy! Series #16) Abby Klein • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Save the Earth! • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Science Fair Flop • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Shark Attack! • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Shark Tooth Tale (Ready, Freddy! Series #9) Abby Klein, John • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Show & Tell • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Stop That Hamster! (Ready, Freddy! Series #12) Abby Klein, J • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Talent Show Scardey-pants (Ready, Freddy! Series #5) Abby Kl • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble (Ready, Freddy! Series #15) Abby • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
King of Show-and-Tell (Ready, Freddy! Series #2) Abby Klein, • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
100th Day of School (Ready, Freddy! Series #13) Abby Klein, • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Penguin Problem Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Perfect Present Abby Klein • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Pumpkin Elf Mystery (Ready, Freddy! Series #11) Abby Klein, • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Tooth Trouble (Ready, Freddy! Series #1) Abby Klein, John Mc • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Yikes! Bikes! (Ready, Freddy! Series #7), Vol. 7 Abby Klein, • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrato • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Fly High, Fly Guy! Tedd Arnold • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Buzz Boy And Fly Guy Tedd Arnold • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Hi! Fly Guy Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Hooray for Fly Guy! Tedd Arnold • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
I Spy Fly Guy! Tedd Arnold • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Shoo, Fly Guy! Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Super Fly Guy Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy Tedd Arnold • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Fly Guy vs. The Flyswatter! • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17

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