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Mr. Messer Hinton from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Bookshelf with No Books

My students need books in our classroom from a variety of genres to read and discuss.

  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Despite challenges my students seek to prove that they can do it! I am the only general education classroom (vs. bilingual) for 2nd grade. Over half of my students are labeled as economically disadvantaged. Slightly over 7% are special education students.

Despite the challenges my students occur in their daily lives, they want to prove that they can do it.

Each morning we ask, "Can we do it?" The response is a resound, "Yes we can." And they mean it.

My Project

My classroom does not have a collection of books for students to read. We work out of our reading text and students crave more. So setting up an area that students can read is important to me, especially in 2nd grade. While I've got the area - we don't have the books.

In second grade, students are learning to become fluent readers and told the Dr Seuss quote ... "The more you read, the more you know, the more you know, the more places you will go." We just need the resources so students know what it means to read for enjoyment.

Mr. Messer Hinton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Players In Pigtails • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
The Other Side • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Curious Garden • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Library Mouse • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Primate School • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
The Lion & the Mouse • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
St. Patrick's Day • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Possum Magic (Voyager Books) • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Sunflower House • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Library Lion • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Jackie Robinson (On My Own Biography) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Fireflies • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Sharks • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
White Socks Only (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Whistle for Willie • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.03 1 $6.03
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback) • Amazon Business $4.46 1 $4.46
Scholastic Discover More Reader Level 2: Shark Attack! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Three Little Pigs (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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