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

Responsive Reading and Engaged Learning

My students need language arts games to build their reading and writing, hands-on math activities to build number sense and culturally responsive books to feel that school is a place built and welcoming to them.

  • $782 goal

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My Students

My kindergarteners from Los Angeles are going to be brand new to elementary school next year! The year will be an exciting time for students to learn to read, write, count, add, work with others and much more!! It is going to be a year full of growth and fun!

Kindergarteners come to school with excitement and an immense readiness to learn!

I can't wait to see all they accomplish this year and hope they finish the year with a love for learning.

My Project

As a first year teacher, I am building my classroom from the ground up! Teaching kindergarteners, I want to be sure I keep all of our learning activities engaging and exciting.

They will be learning how to read, write, count, add and subtract this year!

I want to have books that my students can see themselves in and connect with to feel that school is a place centered around them and their identities. I also have added math and literacy games to help my students build their understanding of letters and numbers through engaging, hands on activities. Finally, I have included First Little Reader book packs, so my students can have a plethora of books to read at their level.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF195X - Early Language Folder Game Libraries - Complete Set - Pre K-K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
EE923 - Giant Magnetic Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
LL172BK - Lakeshore Washable Ink Pad - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
HH396 - Tactile Numbers Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP420 - Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP421 - Alphabet Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Adventures to School: Real-Life Journeys of Students from Around the World • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
I Am Jazz • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Carson Dellosa Birthday Crowns (101021) • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
HH728 - Numbers to 100 Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
ETA hand2mind Linking UniLink Cubes (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Learning Resources LER0725 Three Bear Family Counters • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
What Can You Do with a Paleta? (Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
TT427 - Counting Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
How to Catch a Leprechaun • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
From North to South / Del Norte al Sur • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Ten Lucky Leprechauns • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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