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Mrs. Okada from Decatur GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Look, It's in a Book!

My students need high-interest books that they can read and understand.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are primarily UN refugees whose parents have come to the United States in search of a better life. They are curious and creative children who come from all over the world, bringing a wealth of linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Our charter school seeks to serve these students and to prepare them to be successful, both socially and academically.

Though we have limited resources, we focus on providing a safe and welcoming environment where learning of all kinds can take place. As an ESOL teacher, I teach them English and literacy, and they teach me about the world!

My Project

Because they are learning a new language, the majority of my students are struggling readers. They are still in the beginning stages of learning how sounds, words, sentences, and stories work. They have a thirst for knowledge, but unfortunately our classroom has very few low-level texts that they can actually read and understand by themselves.

My goal is to put interesting books in my students' hands that are just right for their reading abilities.

They want books about their favorite characters, animals, sports, and the world. They want stories with beautiful illustrations as well as informational texts accompanied by pictures. They also want to read books that reflect their cultures and have characters who look like them. By providing texts like these, students will be able to read independently more and more, which will not only improve their reading skills, but also build vocabulary and teach them about people and the world.

Mrs. Okada
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
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Biscuit's Neighborhood: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Blackout • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Not Quite Narwhal • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Diary of a Worm • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Eric Carle Ready-to-Read Collection: Have You Seen My Cat?; The Greedy Python; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Rooster Is Off to See the World; A House for ... Walter the Baker (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Carlos and Diego (Story World) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Little Bear Boxed Set: Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear's Visit • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Amazing Eyes Up Close (Animal Bodies Up Close) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Fantastic Feet Up Close (Animal Bodies Up Close) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
You Are Not Small • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Everyone Has a Home (Little World Everyone Everywhere) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Everyone Goes to School (Little World Everyone Everywhere) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Everyone Uses Technology (Little World Everyone Everywhere) • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set: Includes 3 Favorite Frog and Toad Stories! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Glad Monster, Sad Monster • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
Everyone Plays Sports (Little World Everyone Everywhere) • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Hondo and Fabian • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Different Cultures (Bullfrog Books: Celebrating Differences) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Lola Reads to Leo • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Today Is Monday • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
My Friend Rabbit: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Draw Me a Star (Paperstar Book) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
I Want to Be an Astronaut • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Lola at the Library • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Eat Your Peas, Louise! (Rookie Ready to Learn) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Fly High, Fly Guy! • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
I Will Try (I Like to Read) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
National Geographic Readers: Dive, Dolphin • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Drum: A Folktale from India (Story Cove) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Katie Woo and Her Big Ideas • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro for President • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Clever Monkey: A Folktale from West Africa (Story Cove) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93
How Tiger Got His Stripes: A Folktale from Vietnam (Story Cove) • Amazon Business $4.91 1 $4.91
Madeline and Her Dog • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Go Cub! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Katie Woo and Friends • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
The Well of Truth: A Folktale from Egypt (Story Cove) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
I Love Rocks (Rookie Readers, Level B) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
My New School (My First Reader (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Moving Day (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
The Strongest Mouse (Story World) • Amazon Business $3.88 1 $3.88
Just Me and My Puppy (A Little Critter Book) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Super Fly Guy • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Hop, Bunny!: Explore the Forest • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Jump Pup! • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Swing Sloth!: Explore the Rain Forest • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Hi! Fly Guy • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94

Materials cost

$441.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.71

Total project goal

$598.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.04

8 Donors

-$598.04

Donations toward project cost

-$508.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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