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Ms. Benson from Glenpool OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooted in Reading 1st Grade

My students a variety of books including Chameleons Are Cool, Make Way for Ducklings, and The Girl Who Thought in Pictures, for developing reading skills throughout their first grade year.

  • $615 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have always heard "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life" and this is so true for me.

Welcome to my DonorsChoose.org website.

I teach first grade at a Title I School in Oklahoma. I have been teaching first grade for three years and absolutely love it!

My students are creative, clever and very active! They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.

My Project

My students are expected to learn multiple reading skills throughout their first grade year. Some of the skills they are expected to learn are reading comprehension, cause and effect, story elements, sequencing, author’s purpose, and point of view. I want to provide a variety of different stories and reading experiences throughout the year that will help them master those skills.

Stories such as The Mermaid and Honey, Honey, Lion will help promote a deeper understanding of the literary skill being taught.

Other requested titles Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion, Maddi's Fridge, The Great Spruce, Real Cowboys, Amazing Grace, Hoot and Peep, Penguin in Peril, and Jabari Jumps.

I want my students to develop a love for reading and have the opportunity to explore different texts. A lot of the books I have asked for aren’t the typical early childhood books they are used to, meaning they are new and exciting to my students.

Ms. Benson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Maddi's Fridge • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
The Great Spruce • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
The Darkest Dark • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Hoot and Peep • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Penguin in Peril • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
The Koala Who Could • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
If Your Monster Won't Go To Bed • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Ida, Always • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Ida, Always • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Big Bed • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
School's First Day of School • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Thunder Underground • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
The Animals' Santa • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Naughty Mabel • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Cloudette • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Oskar and the Eight Blessings • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
The Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Honey. Honey. Lion! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Over and Under the Snow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Scarecrow's Hat • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
A Plump And Perky Turkey • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Sylvie • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Farfallina & Marcel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Chameleons Are Cool: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Make Way for Ducklings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Chicks and Salsa • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

Materials cost

$449.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$522.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.24

Total project goal

$614.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$614.92

0 Donors

-$0.00

Donations toward project cost

-$0.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$614.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$522.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.24

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$0.00

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