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Mrs. Martin from Livermore CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The cost of book bags and a variety of fiction and non-fiction books is $1403, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Hi, I teach second grade at Jackson Avenue in Livermore, California. Jackson Avenue is a Title I school that has gone through many changes in the past year due to the closure of two other schools in the district. The BIG emphasis in second grade is on reading and developing reading comprehension. We work very hard daily to develop students' reading fluency. However, the children need to read nightly at home. I have many students who have no reading resources at home and who are unable to go to the library weekly to get books. Many of my parents are full-time workers with large families and are trying to fulfill their child's nightly reading requirement. I still have students reading at a beginning first grade level. I want to start a weekly book bag program that would bring the books directly to the students at their home. The books, at their level and in a variety of genres, would come in a sturdy bag. This would enable the students to read at home and to ultimately increase their fluency. I know this is the missing key to my program. I am unable financially to provide such a needed program to my students. With your help, I plan to order a variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction, and book bags to get this program started.

Mrs. Martin
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sight Word Readers & Teaching Guide • Steps to Literacy $95.95 1 $95.95
step into reading-step 4 class pack (20 titles) • Steps to Literacy $75.95 1 $75.95
I can read level 2 classroom set (20 titles) • Steps to Literacy $75.90 2 $151.80
Level 3 Class Pack (20 titles) • Steps to Literacy $75.90 1 $75.90
Dr. Maggie's Phonics Readers Variety Pack • Steps to Literacy $69.98 1 $69.98
Non-fiction series complete set (set of 16) • Steps to Literacy $58.00 1 $58.00
I can read level 2 set A (10 titles) • Steps to Literacy $39.90 1 $39.90
Amelia Bedelia Collection (set 10) • Steps to Literacy $39.90 1 $39.90
rookie read-about science sets: The continents • Steps to Literacy $39.90 2 $79.80
My pet series variety pack (6 titles) • Steps to Literacy $28.90 1 $28.90
I can read level 1 Arthur Series (set of 6) • Steps to Literacy $23.90 3 $71.70
time for kids early readers level a-c variety pack (1 each of 9) • Steps to Literacy $21.99 1 $21.99
time for kids early readers level d-e variety pack (1 each 9) • Steps to Literacy $21.99 1 $21.99
Elastic Handle Pack-N-Read 10" x 12" (Set of 5) • Steps to Literacy $17.00 5 $85.00
time for kids early readers levels f-g variety pack (1 each of 6) • Steps to Literacy $15.75 1 $15.75

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