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  • $467 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Marfino
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Diverse Classroom Library For Second Graders: Part 2

My students need 60+ books to build a new diverse second grade class library that will develop a love for reading in all students, including ELL students.

My Students

As I mentioned in part 1 of my project, I am going to start a new school year in a new grade: Second! My students need a diverse class library which will spark their interest in reading and help them become fluent readers. Help us build a culturally diverse, multi-disciplined, and exciting library!!

One of the major reasons why I am so excited about moving from kindergarten to second grade is the opportunity I have to work with some of my former students once again!

Having had these students before, I have a great understanding of their every day lives. My students come from low-income and usually, non-English speaking households. The majority of the time, the skills that are learned in the classroom cannot be reinforced at home because of language barriers or lack of support. I want my students to feel safe and at home in my classroom. A class library full of a variety of books will get them interested in reading and allow them to develop their reading skills. I want my library to support the needs of not only my general population, but my ELL students as well. My students will be so excited to see a brand new reading area in the classroom, ready for them to sit down and dive into a great book.

My Project

In part two of my project, I have asked for additional books, such as, "Celebrate America," "Tally O'Malley," "The Vowel Family," "Bully B.E.A.N.S," and classic stories, such as, "Mr. Popper's Penguins," "Pippi Longstocking," and "Ribsy." I chose these books because they offer a variety of topics appropriate for second graders. These books touch on cultural diversity, math skills, reading skills, and social skills, as well as offer stories about adventure, courage, and love. These stories are sure to get my second graders reading and asking for more free reading time!

It is so important that my new second graders have enough books in our classroom to get them in the habit of reading.

I want them to have a variety of books from which they will eventually choose their favorite. I would love nothing more than to have my students look back one day and say that they found and read their all-time-favorite book in Ms. S.'s class. Please help me make this possible for my students this year! We will forever be grateful!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown Paula Danziger, Tony Ross (I • AKJ Books $17.06 1 $17.06
The Way I Act • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
Henry''s Freedom Box • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Futbol Monica Brown, R • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
America the Beautiful • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Amanda Bean''s Amazing Dream: A Mathematical Story Cindy Neus • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Little White Owl • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Pirates Go to School • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Vowel Family: A Tale of Lost Letters Sally M. Walker, Ke • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Celebrate America • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Mr. Popper''S Penguins • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Arthur Meets the President (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc B • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ribsy • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrato • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Paperboy • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Story of Ruby Bridges, The • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Shape Up!: Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons David A. Ad • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Gooney Bird Greene • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Tally O''Malley (MathStart 2) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Pippi Longstocking-when gone use 9780142402498 • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Cam Jansen and the Sports Day Mysteries • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Gooney Bird Is So Absurd • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Arthur and the Cootie-Catcher • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Stink • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-off Club • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Cam Jansen and the First Day of School Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen & the Ghostly Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Green School Mystery #28 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen 13 and the Mystery at the Haunted House • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of Flight 54 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen & Mystery of the Dinosaur Bon • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Monkey House • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Scary Snake Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen & the Birthday Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Horrible Harry and the Mud Gremlins • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Horrible Harry at Halloween • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and The Basketball Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Barking Treasure Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Graduation Day Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Arthur in New York • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Arthur Lost in the Museum Marc Brown • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Arthur''s Classroom Fib • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Arthur''s Reading Trick Marc Brown • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Horrible Harry in Room 2B • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen 14 Chocolate Fudge Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$360.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$396.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.91

Total project goal

$466.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$466.04

3 Donors

-$466.04

Donations toward project cost

-$396.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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