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Ms. Castro from Miami Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking a Journey Through Words.

Help me give my students a diverse selection of books to expand their horizons. My wonderful, exuberant, first-graders are eager to read stories about children like them from all over the world.

  • $595 goal

This project expired on March 15, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a cultural and linguistically diverse group of first-graders. Our school serves 80% of students from minority backgrounds, and many of whom are English Language Learners.

They are full of energy and ideas!

And are busting at the seams to learn about the world around them. They are moved by literature and want nothing more than to snuggle up in a cozy spot in our classroom with a good book. Several of my students want to be AUTHORS when they grow up. I love reading their engaging stories about traveling to Africa as a Geologist or Being an Arctic scientist that studies Snowy Owls.

They love hearing other authors' work; it allows them to grow as readers and writers each time we read a new book.

My Project

My school does not have a library, I have been slowly adding books to my classroom library, but I am in need of a big influx of fantastic, diverse books to meet the unique interests of all my young readers.

Children learn best when they connect with the stories we read in class; I must give them the opportunity to see themselves in the books in our classroom library!

This school year, I am embarking on a new research-based method in teaching reading and language arts. The primary focus is on giving students the autonomy to choose what books THEY WANT TO READ. My classroom Reading & Writing Workshops will be focused on high-quality fiction and non-fiction literature. Students will have time to read for FUN! so that we can nurture a love for reading.

Ms. Castro
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 37 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books for Writing - Grade 1 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $144.59 1 $144.59
Nancy Akhavan Noteworthy Nonfiction Collection - Grade 1 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $131.50 1 $131.50
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books - Grade 1 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $126.18 1 $126.18
The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K-2 • AKJ Education $28.13 1 $28.13
Marisol McDonald no combina / Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Dreaming in Cuban (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Explore Earth's Seven Continents • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$468.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.17

Total project goal

$594.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.46

6 Donors

-$475.64

Donations toward project cost

-$404.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.35

match offer

-$118.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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