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Ms. Thomas from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

2nd Grade, Here We Come!

My students need a variety of early transitional books as they become more fluent readers, along with noise-reduction headphones to help with transitions.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

My school is a public school that serves 100% military families. This will be my fourth year teaching, and I am so excited to start to implement new and innovative ideas that can help my students' needs!

As I prepare for the new year, I am trying to set up a classroom that will support developmental and emotional needs, along with their academic needs.

I will be looping with my students from 1st to 2nd, and know of their unique social and academic needs.

My students consist of a variety of learners, who while all come from military families, come from various schools throughout the country. It is important that as I serve them, and ease their transition into my classroom, that I have consistency throughout my routines and maintain a positive classroom environment. No matter what state or school my students come from, whether it's at the beginning of the year or during my middle, I want to allow them to take ownership of their learning by providing the supportive environment.

My Project

As I loop from 1st to 2nd grade with my students, I am excited to continue to see my students grow as readers and learners! We have worked hard together over the last year to develop a supportive and enriching classroom environment that supports all students' needs. The noise-reduction headphones will be used by students who need them for loud transitions, such as fire-drills, and in the cafeteria when it is most often too loud or over stimulating. This support allows students to feel safe in their own environment.

My students have been begging me for chapter books, and I cannot wait to continue to nourish their love of reading and learning!They have all worked so hard on developing the foundational skills for reading, and many of them will be transitioning into chapter books.

The books in this project have been selected to reach a wide variety of interests, based on their reading levels.

Ms. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Hearing Protectors - Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $13.50 10 $135.00
Bad Kitty's Complete Purrfect Boxed Set Seven Chapter Books Plus the Bad Kitty Keep Your Paws Off My Journal Journal by Nick Bruel by Nick Bruel (2015-08-02) • Amazon Business $31.95 1 $31.95
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $23.85 1 $23.85
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $16.58 1 $16.58
What If... • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!: Special Edition (The Bad Guys #7) • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
The Bad Guys in Superbad (The Bad Guys #8) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
The Princess in Black • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Judy Moody and Friends: Stink Moody in Master of Disaster • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Judy Moody and Friends: Amy Namey in Ace Reporter • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Judy Moody and Friends: Rocky Zang in The Amazing Mr. Magic • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
April Fools', Mr. Todd! (Judy Moody and Friends) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Judy Moody and Friends: Mrs. Moody in The Birthday Jinx • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) • Amazon Business $4.46 1 $4.46
Judy Moody and Friends: Frank Pearl in The Awful Waffle Kerfuffle • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy • Amazon Business $4.06 1 $4.06
Eva's Big Sleepover: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #9) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Wildwood Bakery: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #7) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Baxter is Missing: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #6) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Judy Moody and Friends: Triple Pet Trouble • Amazon Business $3.80 1 $3.80
Judy Moody and Friends: Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

Materials cost

$457.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$494.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.29

Total project goal

$581.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$581.91

7 Donors

-$479.60

Donations toward project cost

-$407.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.94

match offer

-$102.30

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.34

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$0.00

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