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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 high interest books by author Eric Carle and others to read during the summer!

  • $394 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 Fly Guy titles, as well as these highly engaging books by their favorite author, Eric Carle, 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
Up in the Air at the Fair • AKJ Education $3.64 10 $36.40
Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! (Fly Guy #8) • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
The Eric Carle Ready-to-Read Collection • AKJ Education $11.67 2 $23.34
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Two Crazy Pigs • AKJ Education $3.59 5 $17.95
A House for Hermit Crab • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Grouchy Ladybug • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Draw Me a Star • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Tiny Seed • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Mixed-Up Chameleon • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
A House for Hermit Crab • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Secret Birthday Message • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Rooster's Off to See the World • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Eric Carle Ready-to-Read Value Pack • AKJ Education $11.65 1 $11.65
Amazing Animals (The World of Eric Carle) • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Today Is Monday • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Hello, Red Fox • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo A Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Very Busy Spider • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
The Greedy Python • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Little Cloud • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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