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Mrs. W. from Bountiful UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love to Read!

My students need a classroom library that includes 52 new beginning books with decodable text and early sight word text, including books such as "Sheep in a Jeep", "Rain Forest Animals", and "Go Away, Dog".

  • $429 goal

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I am in my second year of teaching first grade at a Title I school. My students come from a variety of cultures and situations. They represent every type of person living in the United States of America - from upper middle class to poverty-level. It is an amazing experience to watch them meld together as a six and seven-year-old community. Though they are often so different from one another, their united desire is to learn to read and to read A LOT. Their reading levels range from pre-primer (just beginning to blend letter sounds into words) to third grade. That is a large range for first grade but not uncommon. Our typical day starts with welcoming handshakes, journal writing and sight word work. And then we enjoy "Reader's Workshop"! As I rotate teaching small differentiated reading groups, the students read leveled library books. They read independently or with community volunteers. My students love this hour each morning because after they have read their books, they can take an Accelerated Reading (AR) computer test to check their comprehension. We set personal goals at the beginning of each term which are motivating - although many would read lots of books anyway. I am making a request through Donors Choose to enlarge my classroom library, which is a vital component of Readers' Workshop. Not only do my students read each morning, they also need to take at least two books home every night. While our school library is wonderful, it must service many students. Often my first graders would like to be able to take a book home from our classroom library instead. I accommodate them as much as possible, but would love to have more books. My request is for books which cater to beginning readers - books that are phonics-based and decodable, books with basic sight words, and books with interesting stories, such as the Biscuit books, Flea Gets Wet and Loose Tooth. By helping to provide 52 additional books for our classroom library, you will encourage the love of reading in the lives of 25 boys and girls.

Mrs. W.
Grades PreK-2
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Bountiful, UT
Half of students from low‑income households

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Tree Frogs Helen Frost • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Rain Forest Animals (Compass Point Phonics Readers) Nancy Leber, Wiley Blevins • Barnes and Noble $11.93 1 $11.93
Baby Birds Helen Frost, Gail Saunders-Smith (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $15.53 1 $15.53
Baby, I'm Bigger (I'm Going to Read Level 2) Harriet Ziefert, Kae Nishimura (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Big Machines Melanie Davis Jones, Doreen Gay-Kassel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.55 1 $17.55
Big Pig and Little Pig David McPhail • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Big Pig on a Dig Phil Roxbee Cox, Jenny Tyler (Editor), Stephen Cartwright (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Biscuit and the Baby (I Can Read Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Biscuit Finds a Friend (My First I Can Read Book Series) Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories, Pat Schories (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
A Box Can Be Many Things Dana Meachen Rau, Paige Billin-Frye (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Bubble Trouble Joy N. Hulme, Mike Cressy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Busy Little Squirrel Nancy Tafuri, Nancy Tafuri (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat (An I Can Read Book Picture Book Series) Nurit Karlin • Barnes and Noble $5.38 1 $5.38
Cat in the Hat: Cooking with the Cat (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book) Worth • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch Claire Daniel, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Flying Spider Jill Eggleton • Barnes and Noble $5.23 1 $5.23
I'm Going to Read (Level 1): Christmas Is Coming Chuck Nitzberg, Chuck Nitzberg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Como Yo (Just Like Me)These twin sisters look alike and enjoy many of the same things. But when you get to know them, you'll see how different they are. Barbara J. Neasi, Johanna Hantel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Dirty Larry Bobbie Hamsa, Donna Catanese (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Dragon Egg Loehr • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Eloise Breaks Some Eggs (Ready-to-Read: Kay Thompson's Eloise) Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight, Tammie Lyon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Eloise Has a Lesson (Ready-to-Read: Kay Thompson's Eloise) Margaret McNamara, Kay Thompson, Kathryn Mitter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Fish Helen Frost • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Flea Gets Wet Jill Eggleton, Astrid Matijasevich (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.23 1 $5.23
Dad and the Cake Jill Eggleton, Raymond McGrath (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.23 1 $5.23
Tiger and Monkey Jill Eggleton, Philip Webb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.23 1 $5.23
Go Away, Dog (My First I Can Read Book Series) Joan L. Nodset, Paul Meisel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Gone Fishing Earlene R. Long, Richard Brown, Richard Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Honey Bees, Vol. 4 Lola M. Schaefer • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
I Am an Apple (Hello Reader! Science Series) Jean Marzollo, Judith Moffatt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
I Can Do It All Mary E. Pearson, Jeff Shelly (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.55 1 $17.55
I Love Rocks Cari Meister, Terry Sirrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Jack-o-Lanterns Lola M. Schaefer • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Loose Tooth (My First I Can Read Series) Lola M. Schaefer, Sylvie Wickstrom (Illustrator), Sylvie Kantorovitz Wickstrom (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Lots of Balloons Dana Meachen Rau, Jayoung Cho (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Monkey See, Monkey Do Dana Regan, Dana Regan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
My Loose Tooth Krensky • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza: A Book of Shapes Marjorie Eberts, Margaret Gisler, Steven Hayes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Sheep in a Jeep Nancy E. Shaw, Margot Apple (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Shells Betsy Franco, Kristin Sorra (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
All by Myself Mayer • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
All Stuck Up: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Linda Hayward • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Apples and How They Grow (All Aboard Science Reader Series: Station Stop 1) Laura Driscoll, Tammy Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Baa-Choo! Sarah Weeks, Jane Manning (Illustrator), Jane K. Manning (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
A Bear's Year (Compass Point Phonics Readers) Amy Levin, Wiley Blevins • Barnes and Noble $11.93 1 $11.93
Beef Stew: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Barbara Brenner • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Bug, a Bear and a Boy (Hello Reader! Series) David M. McPhail • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Buzz, Said the Bee (Hello Reader! Series) Wendy Cheyette Lewison, Hans Wilhelm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
P. J. Funnybunny Camps Out: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Marilyn Sadler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
P.J. Funnybunny's Bag of Tricks Sadler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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