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Mrs. Smith from Hampton SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooted Readers Produce Strong Students!

My students need high quality, engaging mentor texts to enhance our reading program. I have purchased a teacher-created reading program, Rooted in Reading. This an amazing program that focuses on a different mentor text each week.

  • $590 goal

This project expired on September 8, 2018.

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My Students

My school is in a small rural town and consists of about 270 students. I teach a first grade class of 18 students who love to read and be read to! My school does a great job supplying these readers with quality literature because many of the students do not have these materials at home.

My students love coming to school because of the school's environment and family-like culture.

They are eager to learn and look forward to coming to school each day!

My Project

These books will not only impact my class this year but future readers as well. I also plan to share these texts among the other two first grade classrooms as we all share the purchased reading program. These fantastic books were carefully chosen to specifically enhance many reading concepts as well as due to their enjoyment by first grade students.

These mentor texts will be beneficial in creating more well rounded readers.

The texts will deepen my students' reading skills, including comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, and grammar. Providing quality reading instruction will support all of the core subjects allowing my students to excel!

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Maddi's Fridge • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
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 Great Spruce • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
The Darkest Dark • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Oskar and the Eight Blessings • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
The Big Bed • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Penguin in Peril • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
The Animals' Santa • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Cloudette • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Koala Who Could • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
If Your Monster Won't Go To Bed • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Hoot and Peep • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
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
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
Ida, Always • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
The Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Over and Under the Snow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Honey. Honey. Lion! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Scarecrow's Hat • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Sylvie • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Chameleons Are Cool: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Farfallina & Marcel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Make Way for Ducklings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Chicks and Salsa • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

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