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Mrs. Hamil from Allen TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooting for Real Reading!

My students need engaging and interactive read aloud books to help them learn a variety of reading and language skills and strategies!

  • $476 goal

This project expired on October 8, 2018.

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My Students

My students are curious, hard working, and deserve every opportunity I can provide for them. I am so excited to give them an experience where they can take adventures through books and experience the real joy in reading!

We are a Title 1 school and many of my students have challenges at home that I cannot even imagine.

Many of them do not have any books to read at home.

My students love to come to school and look forward to our time together. For many, it is the safety, stability, and structure, and FUN they look forward to the most!

My Project

The books on my wish list go along with a wonderful literacy unit I discovered called Rooted in Reading. This series was created by a Texas teacher and fits with our TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). This unit has specific read aloud selections for every genre. The texts allow teachers to integrate literacy skills, vocabulary, reading, writing, spelling, art activities, and much more! Our library has some of the books, but I would love to have a complete set for our classroom which would allow the students to go back at any time throughout the year and reread the ones they love!

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This project will reach 44 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Kevin and the Triple Creature Feature (Kevin's Books) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Pinduli • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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