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Mrs. Eldridge from Bellingham WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting Early Readers in Powerful Ways!

Help me give my students engaging texts to help them grows as readers!

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach first-grade at a school with extremely diverse needs. My student’s come from a vast array of backgrounds, languages and experiences. Many of them live in high poverty situations with little opportunity to explore age appropriate activities outside of school. Every one of my kids shows excitement and passion when given tools and strategies that address their unique needs.

My goal is to advocate and search for experiences and opportunities that help them break down barriers of trauma and hardship through activities that challenge their brains, ignite their curiosities and inspire a lifelong passion for learning.

I feel very fortunate that I get to be a voice for these amazing kids and help enrich their lives through meaningful experiences that meet each of their individual needs.

My Project

I am asking for a donation of books for my new first grade classroom. First grade is a vital year for making reading growth and my goal is to supply a variety of high-interest and engaging texts for my students.

The books I'm requesting will support reading development through series studies, author studies and high interest topics and are appropriately leveled to make significant academic gains!

Some books require students to practice reading pictures and early story telling while others offer room for increased challenge with sight word reading and detailed story lines.

There is a wide range of books I selected to support many different interests and levels. I appreciate your consideration!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Favorite Author Study - Kevin Henkes (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $30.65 2 $61.30
Grade 1 Nonfiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $52.25 1 $52.25
Kevin Henkes (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $42.60 1 $42.60
Grade 1 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.72 1 $35.72
Series Sampler - Fly Guy (5 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
Favorite Author Study - Ezra Jack Keats (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
Series Sampler - Mercy Watson (5 Books) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Favorite Author Study - Maurice Sendak (3 Books) • AKJ Education $17.85 1 $17.85
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Favorite Author Study - Arnold Lobel (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.94 1 $14.94
Series Sampler - Little Critter (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #1: Amelia Bedelia Hit the Books (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Owen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Favorite Berenstain Bears Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Goodnight, Good Dog Carl (Books-Good Dog, Carl) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Amelia Bedelia I Can Read Box Set #2: Books Are a Ball (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Carl's Birthday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Chester's Way • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sheila Rae, the Brave • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Three Pigs and a Gingerbread Man • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Penny and Her Marble • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Penny and Her Doll • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Penny and Her Song • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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