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Ms. Paguaga from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

When I Say I Need, You Say Books!

Help me give my students the opportunity to build their reading muscles and engage with interesting fiction and non-fiction texts! We will use the TIME for Kids throughout the year to practice comprehension strategies in non-fiction texts!

  • $216 goal

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My Students

I teach in a New York public elementary school that serves a diversity of learners. In our school, the populations of students vary greatly with students who receive special education services, students who are gifted and talented, and students who are on the Autism Spectrum. There are a number of learning styles that are represented by our school and especially in our classroom!

The first-grade students in my classroom vary in reading levels.

With these materials, my co-teacher and I will be able to help them become confident and successful readers!

My Project

When our first graders are "book shopping," we want for them to be excited to get new books and learn new things! Getting higher level books like "Mouse Tales" are guaranteed to see that positive reaction as they advance through levels throughout the year.

First grade is such an incredibly important time in a student's literacy development.

Not only do they make incredible strides in reading levels, but their identity as readers becomes informed by their experiences in the lower grades.

Having the materials like TIME for Kids and "Amazing Sharks" will allow our students to apply their skills in reading and learning from non-fiction texts in engaging and meaningful ways!

Ms. Paguaga
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - K-1 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 13 $58.50
Amazing Dolphins! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Amazing Sharks! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Amazing Snakes! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Amazing Tigers! • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Amazing Gorillas! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Mouse Tales • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Best Teacher in Second Grade • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Small Pig • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Drip, Drop • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Who Will Be My Friends? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Morris the Moose • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Bear (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Father Bear Comes Home • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
A Picture for Harold's Room • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Danny and the Dinosaur: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Captain Cat • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Oliver • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Stanley • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Who's Afraid of the Dark? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Grizzwold • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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