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Ms. Cunningham from New Britain CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Read and Write in School and at Home!

Help me give my students engaging stories to read in school and at home that align with our new curriculum!

  • $406 goal

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My Students

This school year, my classroom consists of 22 incredible first graders who come in every single morning excited about learning, and can’t wait to see what is in store for them that day. I have about half of my class in person, and about half of my class at-home learning. We are able to connect as a class through Google Meets a few times a day. The students in my school district come from a very diverse variety of backgrounds and cultures. Of my 22 students, I have four English Language Learners in my classroom as well as eight students who receive special education services. Our classroom is a community where students respect each other and the materials and resources in the classroom.

I want to ensure that my students who are learning at home and in person, have the right materials to be successful this school year, and every school year in the future.

During the school year, many of my students mention that they do not have enough supplies at home, so I want to make sure that I am able to set my students up for success, regardless of where they are receiving their education.

My Project

These materials would be incredibly important to my students' learning. We are exploring new curriculums as a first grade team, but there is just one issue... we do not have any of the books that align with the curriculum!

While our students are in school and at home, it is vitally important that we are providing them with the highest quality education that we can, and that will start with these new books.

These new books align to reading and writing curriculums. As students read and listen to these stories, they will begin to see themselves as readers, authors, and illustrators! These books will help to spark and continue my students' passion for reading and writing.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 22 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
City Dog, Country Frog • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Best Story • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
The Snatchabook: A Funny Rhyming Read Aloud Bedtime Story For Kids • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! (Pigeon, 9) • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Clark the Shark • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
What Do Authors and Illustrators Do? (Two Books in One) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Chester • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Pinkalicious • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
A Turkey for Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
All About Penguins: Discover Life on Land and in the Sea • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Insect Detective: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Red Rubber Boot Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Watermelon Seed • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Snow • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
My Mama Had A Dancing Heart (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
April Foolishness • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Martha Speaks • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Emperor's Egg: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Arctic Foxes (Nature's Children) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
In November • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Arthur Writes a Story An Arthur Adventure • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Shortcut • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ice Bear Read and Wonder • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bigmamas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pancakes for Breakfast • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
How to Draw (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sneezy the Snowman • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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