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Ms. Dezort from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Learning About Reading!

My students need books to complete our kinder literacy units. These units will help build the foundational skills necessary to become life long lovers of reading.

  • $329 goal

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My Students

Teachers and administrators work hard to make our school a place where students feel safe, respected, and engaged in learning. We are working to incorporate individualized learning to focus on helping each child learn about themselves as a person and a learner. Our students set goals, track their progress, and try their best in an engaging environment.

My classroom is need of books to complete our kinder literacy units.

These units will provide my students with the vocabulary, phonics and literacy skills to become successful readers. My goal is to provide each and every student the environment and instruction necessary to optimize their individual learning styles.

My students live in a predominately Hispanic community in Chicago. Our students and families are second language learners and speak limited English. Because of these language barriers, our students need the maximum support we can provide while at school.

My Project

Many of my students do not have books of their own at home and read alouds at school are often their favorite part of the day. The excitement of hearing a new story helps keep them focused, engaged and actively learning. Our kinder literacy units are based on a close read model. Each week we will focus one one to two text, looking closing into that text each day. Students will explore vocabulary, reading strategies, comprehension and writing with each of these books. Please consider helping to enhance our literacy time and inspire my students to love learning and reading.

Ms. Dezort
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Journeys: Read Aloud Grade K A Tiger Grows Up • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Ten Red Apples • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
If I Knew A Polar Bear • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
What Is Veterans Day? (I Like Holidays!) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Huggapotamus • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs (Harry and the Dinosaurs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Bears • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Me and My Amazing Body • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
Transportation in My Neighborhood • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Ice Bear: Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Creak! Said the Bed • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (Sandpiper Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Three Little Pigs (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
Storm Is Coming! • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Paul Galdone Classics) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.03 1 $6.03
A Tree for All Seasons (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Tap the Magic Tree Board Book • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Hop, Bunny!: Explore the Forest • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

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