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Ms. Valdez from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Spreading Positivity & Love from a Distance!

Help me give my students the joy of reading and listening to wonderful books that promote positivity, self-esteem, and social-emotional support during these challenging times.

  • $526 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a group of 17-second graders who are energetic, creative, and ambitious learners. They are a wonderful group of students who are hard working and motivated to excel in their academic growth. They all love to read and usually have their noses behind books!

Most of my students derive from low-income families and are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

More than half are English Learners and six are students with disabilities. Despite socioeconomic challenges, my students always enter the classroom with a smile on their face and are eager to learn.

For my students with special needs, it is necessary that they are provided with resources to support their academic, behavior, and social-emotional needs.

My Project

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my students are participating in distance learning. I would like to use these books as an opportunity to read to my students from home. These books will help enhance my students' social-emotional learning from a distance. Social emotional learning promotes positive learning.

All my students, with and without special needs, benefit from social emotional learning because it encourages positive development in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

Social and emotional learning will enhance my students' ability to succeed inside and outside the classroom. These classroom supplies and teaching resources will help me in providing my students with fun and interactive reading lessons from my home to theirs. Most importantly, I will be given the opportunity to read these wonderful books and spread positive messages to my students. Thank you in advance for your support and contributions!

Ms. Valdez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tablet Ipad Stand Holder, SAIJI Adjustable Phone Stand, 360 Degree Rotating, Aluminum Alloy Cradle Desktop Holder Dock for 4.7"-12.9" Screen Phones, iPad, Nintendo Switch, Kindle, eBook Reader (Black) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $32.64 1 $32.64
Kraft Paper Notebook, Happy Journal (4 x 5.75 in, 24 Pack) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Happy to Be Me!: A Kid Book about Self-Esteem (Elf-Help Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $23.38 1 $23.38
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
What Should Darla Do? Featuring the Power to Choose • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
32-Piece 8 Colors Mini Bubble Wands Assortment Party Favors Toys for Kids Child, Christmas Celebration,Thanksgiving New Year, Themed Birthday,Wedding, Bath Time,Summer Outdoor Gifts for Girls Boys • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The OK Book • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
The Dot • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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