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Mr. Robert from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Magic of Reading in Early Childhood (English and Spanish)

Help me give my students the ability to discover the magic of books in both English and Spanish; from "Brown Bear Brown Bear" to "Cuentos que Contaban Nuestras Abuelas".

  • $549 goal

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My Students

Our students span across three preschool Special Day Classes for students ages 3 to 5. All students have social, communication, and behavioral differences that require special services and supports to access their education. Our students are eligible for special education services with classifications such as Autism, Speech-Language Impairment, Intellectual Disability, and Hard of Hearing.

Our students are working on self-help skills, pre-academics, and communication in order to prepare for kindergarten.

Our school is located in a high poverty area with families that have limited access to developmentally appropriate toys, books, and activities. Our students depend on school to access these resources and to further their development. The majority of students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch and attend a Title I school.

My Project

Do you remember your favorite childhood book? Mine was 'Brown Bear Brown Bear'. I loved looking at the pictures and learning to read the names of all the colors. Many of our preschool students do not have access to these books at home and are not developing the memories that you and I take for granted.

"Children are made readers in the laps of their parents" -Emilie Buchwald.

Help us give our students books in both English and Spanish. Learning how to interact with a book is a vital skill for our early learners. This is especially true for many of our learners who are at risk for reading difficulties due to a variety of special needs.

We would like to provide all of our families with reading materials to help our students learn the basic of reading and to create lasting memories.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
La oruga muy hambrienta/ The Very Hungry Caterpillar • AKJ Education $8.02 3 $24.06
Mi día de la A a la Z • AKJ Education $10.91 2 $21.82
Buenas noches, Gorila (Goodnight Gorilla) • AKJ Education $10.21 2 $20.42
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? • AKJ Education $6.56 3 $19.68
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 3 $19.68
The Cat in the Hat • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
El elefante del circo (The Circus Elephant) • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Kiki Koki: La Leyenda Encantada del Coqui (Kiki Koki: The Enchanted Legend Of The Coqui) • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Princess Palace • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Chica Chica Bum Bum Abc (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ABC) • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Today Is Monday • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Abuela (Grandmother) • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Corduroy • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo A Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Edward el explorador (Edward The Explorer) • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Cuando sea grande (When I Grow Up) • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92
Willa The Wonderful • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
El baúl de los animales: Un libro sobre los opuestos (Animal Treasure Chest) • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Corduroy • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
My First Spanish Word Board Book/Mi Primer Libro De Palabras En Espanol A Bilingual Word Book • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
El Baul de Mis Juguetes : Un Libro Sobre Figuras y Cuerpos • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Cuentos que contaban nuestras abuelas (Tales Our Grandmas Told) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
La princesa y el guisante (The Princess And The Pea) • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
¿Cómo Es el Cocodrilo? • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Quien Sigue un Elefante • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
¿de Qué Color Es la Cebra? • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dinosaur Planet • AKJ Education $1.75 3 $5.25
Freight train/ Tren de Carga • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
Pete the Cat's Train Trip • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
El tren de Seb / Seb's Train • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Seb's Train • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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