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Mrs. Watts from Natchez MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader, II

My students need AR books on the lowest level.

  • $164 goal

This project expired on August 28, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Reading is a fundamental element of our society. Reading develops the mind, helps us discover new things, and develops our imagination. Most importantly, reading is vital to be successful in all areas of our lives.

The students in our class come from a rural setting.

Our school houses K thru 5th grade. There are 4 Kindergarten classes. We have 25 students in our class. Most of the students receive free lunch. Most of the students have not attended any type of preschool program and are using a computer for the first time. It is so exciting seeing their faces light up when they are successful for the first time.

My Project

Students will use these Accelerated Reader books to choose the one they want to read, both in class and at home. Once they have read the book they will go to the computer and take an AR (Accelerated Reader) quiz. They will then print their top report for a reward. Once I have looked at their report, it goes in their folder to go home so their parents can see how they did comprehending what they have read.

Reading aids students in their education as well as creativity and imagination.

Comprehension integrates all the other aspects of reading. Word recognition, vocabulary, and fluency are very important parts of reading and comprehension. By purchasing these books, my students will find many more books to peak their interest and make them want to read more, which will help them improve all their reading skills.

Mrs. Watts
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $3.59 2 $7.18
Just Like Me (Revised Edition) (Rookie Ready to Learn) • Amazon $5.36 1 $5.36
Bears, Bears, Everywhere (Rookie Readers) • Amazon $4.95 1 $4.95
Shells (Rookie Readers: Level B) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46
Hello, Doctor (Rookie Readers: Level A) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46
Good Luck Charlie (Rookie Readers: Level C) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46
Where is Max? (Rookie Readers Level A) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46
Tiger is a Scaredy Cat (Step into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Hot Wheels: Race to Win! • Amazon $3.93 1 $3.93
Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $3.72 1 $3.72
Rick Is Sick (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon $3.68 1 $3.68
Dragon Egg (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Scholastic Reader Pre-Level 1: Gus Makes a Friend • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Biscuit's Day at the Farm (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Sleepy Dog (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Biscuit in the Garden (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Scat, Cat! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Spring Is Here!: A Story About Seeds (Ant Hill) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Big Brown Bear (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon $3.56 1 $3.56
Popcorn (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon $3.56 1 $3.56
Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $3.39 1 $3.39
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Please Write Back! • Amazon $3.05 1 $3.05
Scholastic Reader Pre-Level 1: Gus Makes a Gift • Amazon $3.05 1 $3.05
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $2.38 1 $2.38
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! (My First I Can Read) • Amazon $2.38 1 $2.38

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