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Mrs. Fimbres from Richmond CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Story Time

Help me give my students books to use in Reading Labs for storytime.

  • $496 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a low-income area and low socioeconomic backgrounds. One hundred percent qualify for free breakfast and lunch. We lack many everyday school supplies, and many of the parents cannot afford to buy their children pencils, folders, and other essential supplies for school.

Many of my students come from low-income households.

Eighty-five percent of the students are English Language Learners, so many do not receive much help at home due to language. The teachers at our school are mentors to the children. We want all our students to succeed. The school provides a caring and warm environment to learn.

My Project

We have a new Reading Program this year. For an hour a day, we have Reading Lab where I will read a book and the students will do research to help their understanding of the literature and characters in the book. My students love to read so we need more books to use in our Reading Lab time. I want my students to enjoy reading books at their grade level. Having books will help encourage reading more in class and at home. We are lucky to get the Accelerated Reading Program at our school now. Having all of these books available for my students will really make this program run smoothly in the classroom. A variety of books that are at my students reading level will help with their fluency and comprehension skills.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JONYJ Foam Magnetic Letters, Magnetic Alphabet Letters Board with Storage Box, 208 Pcs ABC Uppercase Lowercase Alphabet Magnets for Kids Spelling and Learning - Classroom & Home Education • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Junior Learning Touchtronic Placeholder Toy • Amazon Business $20.14 1 $20.14
Recess at 20 Below • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
It's Back to School We Go!: First Day Stories From Around the World • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
108 Sheets (11.7" x 8.3") Sheets of Watercolor Paper - Heavy Stock (98lb/160 GSM), 100% Cotton, Loose White Sheets. Perfect for Kids, Adults and Students of All Ages • Amazon Business $16.64 1 $16.64
hand2mind Plastic Lowercase Alphabet Letter Tiles, 3/4 inch with Storage Tote, for Spelling & Reading Activities (Set of 278) • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
School Days Around the World • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (Irma S and James H Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Learning Resources Lowercase Alphabet Stamps • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
This Is My Home, This Is My School • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
My School in the Rain Forest: How Children Attend School Around the World • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Junior Learning Alphabet Arc Educational Action Games • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce Air Circulator Fan Black • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can: A True Story • Amazon Business $10.08 1 $10.08
Achoo! Why Pollen Counts (Arbordale Collection) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Achoo! Why Pollen Counts (Arbordale Collection) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Charlotte's Web • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $7.21 1 $7.21
Say Hello! • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
DK Readers L3: School Days Around the World (DK Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book About Children Around the World • Amazon Business $2.56 1 $2.56

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