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Ms. Casas from Nogales AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Through a Book, You Can Discover the World!

My students need books to learn about the magic of reading.

  • $503 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our school are unique, loving , and eager learners. I see the way in which they yearn for knowledge. They want to know the "why?" of anything, and everything. Curiosity is their middle name, and they are proud about it too.

I have the unrivaled privilege of teaching, and helping students every day .

We live in a border town, and most students are second language learners. Not only that, but many of them come from low income house holds as well. Despite all of the complications, and factors working against them, they prevail. Weather it be struggling to read mazes of words, or perfecting getting their thoughts across;They are troopers when it comes to learning, and show no fear. Experts in their first language, and trainee's in their second, they are some of the smartest people I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with.

I have the greatest respect, and admiration for the way they push themselves beyond what they thought possible. In life, limitations are what you program yourself to believe, and not what your capabilities allow you to be. Our students have taught me that.

My Project

Reading books is a luxury that every child deserves to experience. Giving students the opportunity to apprehend this, is what I strive to accomplish. I work as an interventionist at an elementary school, and I have been trying to expose students to reading as much as I can. The problem is that we are so new, and so tiny, that the school lacks a library. Reading is something that I have extreme respect, and love for. My favorite memories of my childhood, involve books that I was reading at the time. Nothing would bring me joy the way books did.

I would love to give our students the opportunity to make their own memories with these exceptional, and magical books.

My dream is to create a reading corner for them. I don't want to stick books in shelves, and be lifeless. I want books to be displayed, come alive. To have students that require interventions, look at the reading corner, and feel exited about the adventures they will experience. I want them to think "Where should I travel through today." We have second language struggling readers, and having books on display will surely catch their attention. If I can plant the seed in their hearts for reading, if I can spark in them the love for books, I know it will follow them through their entire life time.

During my interventions, I can use the reading corner to work on independent, and group reading . Students will have a quiet, and designated space to work on their skills. I am planning on having students record themselves reading through seesaw. To create digital portfolios, and have parents be a part of their reading advancement. The opportunities these item's would create for my teaching, and my students learning, would be life changing.

Ms. Casas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EWEI'S Homewares 3 Floating U Shelves, White • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96
Brave Dot Kids Pocket Sling Bookshelf (Cedar/White) • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
Greenco 5 Tier Wall Mount Corner Shelves White Finish • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $14.83 1 $14.83
E. B. White Box Set: Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
The Family Book • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Green Eggs and Ham • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
Make Way for Ducklings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Goodnight Moon • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
The Pout-Pout Fish • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Guess How Much I Love You • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books) • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Corduroy • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43

Materials cost

$365.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$426.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.31

Total project goal

$502.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$502.05

6 Donors

-$500.28

Donations toward project cost

-$426.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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