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  • $638 goal

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Ms. Mercado
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Shopping for Books

My students need an activity table and a variety of high interest books for our classroom library.

My Students

I teach a single gender class in a Title I school. There are 16 girls in my class who love to read and write every day. Every day, I see my students during literacy centers mimicking an interactive read aloud, and asking questions about the books they read to better understand them. They are future teachers in the making.

My Project

"The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss

I teach a class of 16 wonderful girls who love to read and learn new things.

They are learning every day how important it is to read each day. They love to hear stories read to them over and over again. For many of them, English is their second language, so hearing stories each day, and having the opportunity to pick up those same stories, helps develop their vocabulary and love for reading. Being able to pick out their own books in a classroom library would help their love for reading grow. Giving them a chance to see different genres, familiar books that they know and love, and new books that they can learn to love will help them grow as readers and young ladies.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creative Colors B6066HAO-TB Activity Table, Ball Glides, Toddler Height, 60" x 66" Horseshoe, Blue Top, Autumn Orange Edge • Amazon Business $271.33 1 $271.33
Duck for President (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
If I Ran the Zoo (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
The Sneetches and Other Stories • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Bartholomew and the Oobleck: (Caldecott Honor Book) (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Teacher for President • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
No Lie, I Acted Like a Beast!: The Story of Beauty and the Beast as Told by the Beast (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • Amazon Business $6.03 1 $6.03
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Cinderella • Amazon Business $5.10 1 $5.10
Cam Jansen: the Birthday Mystery #20 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones, No. 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones, No. 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had Animal Ears? • Amazon Business $4.14 1 $4.14
Cam Jansen: the Chocolate Fudge Mystery #14 • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Tangled (Disney Tangled) (Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $3.79 1 $3.79
Cam Jansen: the Snowy Day Mystery #24 • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (Junie B. Jones, No. 4) • Amazon Business $3.53 1 $3.53
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds • Amazon Business $3.53 1 $3.53
Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (Junie B. Jones, No. 19) • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime (Junie B. Jones #14) • Amazon Business $3.47 1 $3.47
Sleeping Beauty (Disney Princess) (Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $3.02 1 $3.02

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This project will reach 16 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Neukom Family Foundation and 4 other donors.

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