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Ms. Rodriguez from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Summer Books for Summer Reading

My students need fiction and nonfiction books to take home to read this summer.

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students need activities that will entertain and challenge them during choice time. I teach an amazing class of twenty-five, first graders in the South Bronx.

Many of my students are English language learners and children with special needs.

Most qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. All of my students are creative, thoughtful and eager learners, and much of their knowledge this year has been expressed through their play and self-exploration. It has been so exciting to see them fully engaged each day as they learn through collaboration and inquiry with their peers.

My Project

Many of my students are unable to continue their reading over the summer because they lack access to books. The libraries in the area have shortened their hours and bookstores are nowhere to be found. These books will go home to my students over the summer and become a permanent part of their home libraries. The Elephant and Piggie titles, as well as these highly engaging non-fiction books have become favorites in our library this year, and I know my students will be so excited to take their favorite titles home. In this way, my student's growth as readers will continue over the summer. In other words, summer slide could be a thing of the past! Having favorite books from school will encourage my students to want to expand their home libraries and keep reading at the forefront of their minds in the midst of all their summer activities.

Imagine spending an entire summer at home with nothing to read.

Imagine how much learning would be lost and how much harder the next grade would be because of it. I want to stop summer slide. I want to continue my students' love of reading even when I'm not their teacher anymore. I want my students to be life-long readers. With your donation, you can make this happen! Thank you for your support!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 10 $39.90
Splat the Cat: Big Reading Collection (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $9.35 4 $37.40
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $24.26 1 $24.26
I Am Going! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.83 3 $20.49
Danny and the Dinosaur • Amazon Business $2.89 7 $20.23
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.81 7 $19.67
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
My Favorite Dog Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Funny School Stories: Learning to Read Box Set: 5 Fun-Filled Adventures! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Sammy the Seal (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Morris the Moose (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $2.31 1 $2.31

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