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Mrs. Williams from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to Read!

Help me give my students the gift of reading and a love for books!

  • $287 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 1st graders love to play and be creative. They thrive in any opportunity to make something out of nothing. All of my first graders come from low income families. For many of them school is home. To help combat with the stressors these children face in their everyday lives, I want to create a playful and rigorous learning environment. This will enhance their real-world, 21st century skills and they will have authentic learning experiences to look back on. They will learn to communicate, collaborate and create with one another.

My Project

These materials will help make a difference for my students because they will be able to grow a love for books. Many of these children have limited access and exposure to high quality books. These books will encourage them to explore new genres and difficulty levels.

These books are high quality, complex and full of beautiful illustrations!

They will not be able to put these books down and will be motivated to read an entire book series. The texts that I have chosen are new, fresh, and relevant to my student's interests . I am so excited to share these books with my sweet friends!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Danny and the Dinosaur and Friends: Level One Box Set: 8 Favorite I Can Read Books! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $18.00 2 $36.00
Fancy Nancy Collector's Quintet (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
My Favorite Dog Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
History of Fun Stuff to Go!: The Deep Dish on Pizza!; The Scoop on Ice Cream!; The Tricks and Treats of Halloween!; The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate!; ... Games!; The Explosive Story of Fireworks! • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Pete the Cat Phonics Box: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Funny School Stories: Learning to Read Box Set: 5 Fun-Filled Adventures! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
OLIVIA's Sensational Stories: Olivia Helps Mother Nature; Olivia Goes to the Library; Olivia Plays Soccer; Olivia Measures Up; Olivia Builds a House; Olivia Becomes a Vet (Olivia TV Tie-in) • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
The Wonderful Weather Collector's Set: Rain; Snow; Wind; Clouds; Rainbow; Sun (Weather Ready-to-Reads) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
On the Go with ZooBorns!: Welcome to the World, ZooBorns!; I Love You, ZooBorns!; Hello, Mommy ZooBorns!; Nighty Night, ZooBorns; Splish, Splash, Zooborns!; Snuggle Up, ZooBorns! • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Adventures of Otto Collector's Set: See Otto; See Pip Point; Swing, Otto, Swing!; See Santa Nap; Ride, Otto, Ride!; Go, Otto, Go! • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 3: Levels Included: E-G (My Very First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Pinkalicious Phonics Box Set (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 2: Levels Included: C-E (My Very First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 1: Levels Included: A-C (My Very First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Biscuit Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
World of Reading Marvel Meet the Super Heroes! (Pre-Level 1 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Berenstain Bears Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09

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