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Mrs. Link from Valley WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Valley Kids Love to Read

Help me give my students diverse, high interest and nonfiction books to foster a lifelong love of reading!

  • $663 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Set in the rural Pacific Northwest of Northeastern Washington, our school is a beautiful facility nestled among farmland, a sand plant and several small lakes. The school is central to the community and provides a homey, family atmosphere for students and their families.

With the help of engaging and diverse texts, first grade students' reading skills can begin to take off!

My students especially love to listen to a variety of read-alouds. As a teacher, I use the tool of a read-aloud to teach foundation literacy skills. For example, we discuss new vocabulary, plot, setting and characters, just to name a few. Engaging books hook students who may be reluctant readers, as well as those who have already developed a genuine love for reading.

Washington State Report Card recognizes that seventy-eight percent of students at my school qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. It is important to me to foster my students' love of reading at a young age to set them up for success in years to come, both inside and outside of the classroom.

My Project

The books in this project will help me to accomplish a couple of goals in my classroom. They will help me to expose students to diverse books, provide interesting nonfiction choices, foster a lifelong love for reading and grow my classroom library.

Diverse books teach students about others and the universal human experience.

They also start a bigger conversation within our classrooms and shed light onto important issues and topics such as racism, diversity, love and respect for all.

As a first year teacher, I am also looking to build my classroom library with books that my students are excited to read. I want them to look forward to choosing books to add to their book bags and then lose themselves in a book that is so intriguing, they can't set it down. Ultimately, I hope to foster an environment that truly shows how much "Valley kids Love to read!"

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

This project will reach 15 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $12.54 2 $25.08
Curiositree: Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature - Jacket unfolds into a huge wall poster! • Amazon Business $19.43 1 $19.43
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
How to Code a Rollercoaster • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Grand Canyon • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
What Miss Mitchell Saw • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Look! I Wrote a Book! (And You Can Too!) • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Ninja Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Flashlight • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Because • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Perfectly Norman (Big Bright Feelings) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
This Is a Taco! (1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Groundbreaking Guys: 40 Men Who Became Great by Doing Good • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Islandborn • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Be Brave, Be Brave, Be Brave: A True Story of Fatherhood and Native American Heritage • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
When We Walked on the Moon: Discover the dangers, disasters, and triumphs of every moon mission • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Twig • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Juna's Jar • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Swarm of Bees • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
You Must Bring a Hat! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Big Mooncake for Little Star • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Good for Nothing Button! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! (3)) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Nixf1o Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Itchy Book! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Cookie Fiasco (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! (1)) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Wonky Donkey • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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