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Ms. Z. from W Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The More That You Read

My students need 50 library books for shared and individual reading.

  • $763 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss.

I teach in a diverse Kindergarten classroom where all the students are English language learners.

English language learners need a lot of support with visuals and very descriptive, children friendly books. I am aware of backgrounds my children come from and challenges they face and being a bilingual teacher myself I am able to help my students with both languages and cultures. I come from a belief that teaching creates people. The power of the teacher is enormous, as is the responsibility. The foundations, which a teacher lays for a child will most likely direct the course of the child™'s life. The teacher must be able to see the gifts of a child and help him or her to realize and develop them. The teacher is also the one to sense the weaknesses of the child and teach the child how to overcome them. However, we need all the help from the books we can get that help us guide our students to be better learners and successful people.

My Project

My classroom is filled with diverse learners, some of whom require additional practice with foundational skills and strategies. My goal as a teacher is to make my students fall in love with reading even though learning another language is already hard as it is. There has been an exciting amount of books published in the last few years that are geared towards those who do not necessarily love to read and support diverse cultures and classrooms.

My classroom library does not have all the necessary books.

I would love the opportunity to present my class with new books that will really engage my students and get them excited about reading. If this classroom project/goal is funded, my students will be able to receive differentiated instruction through repeated readings of shared reading texts that will directly impact their vocabulary, reading levels and comprehension skills.

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Ms. Z.
Grades PreK-2
  • EPIC
  • W Sacramento, CA
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonderful Worms (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon $15.84 1 $15.84
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move • Amazon $14.88 1 $14.88
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon $14.49 1 $14.49
The Napping House • Amazon $14.18 1 $14.18
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) • Amazon $14.06 1 $14.06
Bear Wants More • Amazon $14.01 1 $14.01
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwell's Class Adventures) • Amazon $14.01 1 $14.01
Silly Sally • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Bear Feels Scared • Amazon $13.96 1 $13.96
Bear Feels Sick • Amazon $13.96 1 $13.96
Ten Little Fish • Amazon $13.90 1 $13.90
Bear's New Friend • Amazon $13.78 1 $13.78
Pickles To Pittsburgh The Sequel To Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs : A Sequel To I Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon $13.59 1 $13.59
Big Ernie's New Home: A Story for Children Who Are Moving • Amazon $13.45 1 $13.45
Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You • Amazon $13.27 1 $13.27
On the Night You Were Born • Amazon $13.26 1 $13.26
Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery • Amazon $13.11 1 $13.11
The Nutcracker • Amazon $13.06 1 $13.06
It's Time to Sleep, My Love • Amazon $12.99 1 $12.99
Trouble Talk • Amazon $12.96 1 $12.96
Bear's Loose Tooth • Amazon $12.92 1 $12.92
I Like Myself! • Amazon $12.82 1 $12.82
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Classic Seuss) • Amazon $12.79 1 $12.79
Mary Wrightly, So Politely • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
The Way I Feel • Amazon $12.20 1 $12.20
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories (Classic Seuss) • Amazon $12.09 1 $12.09
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen • Amazon $11.93 1 $11.93
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day • Amazon $11.43 1 $11.43
If I Ran the Zoo (Classic Seuss) • Amazon $11.31 1 $11.31
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It's OK to Back Away: A Story About Managing Anger • Amazon $11.29 1 $11.29
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon $10.71 1 $10.71
The Butter Battle Book: (New York Times Notable Book of the Year) (Classic Seuss) • Amazon $10.17 1 $10.17
I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love • Amazon $10.01 1 $10.01
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon $9.94 1 $9.94
The Sneetches and Other Stories • Amazon $9.38 1 $9.38
Feelings to Share from A to Z • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Party Shoes (Oxford Children's Classics) • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
Bear Stays Up for Christmas • Amazon $8.45 1 $8.45
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (Classic Seuss) • Amazon $8.44 1 $8.44
Only One You • Amazon $7.32 1 $7.32
A Place for Everything: Habit 3 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
100 Days Of School • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
My Brave Year of Firsts: Tries, Sighs, and High Fives • Amazon $6.80 1 $6.80
The Cow That Went OINK • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Theater Shoes (The Shoe Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Dancing Shoes (The Shoe Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
I Love You Daddy • Amazon $4.99 1 $4.99
Ballet Shoes (The Shoe Books) • Amazon $4.64 1 $4.64
Last Day Blues (Mrs. Hartwell's Class Adventures) • Amazon $4.58 1 $4.58

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