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Mrs. Valenti from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Adventures in Bookland

Help me give my students new and engaging books to read and discuss with their book clubs.

  • $490 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of working with 20-30 creative, thoughtful, and imaginative second graders every year. We spend our days exploring and learning about everything from addition and subtraction to Chicago long ago, and everything in between. Each day my students enter my classroom excited to have a safe space where they can continue to grow.

The students in my classroom come from all over the world with varying experiences and backgrounds.

We use this diversity to learn from each other and engage in meaningful discussions about our world. Chicago is a wonderfully diverse city that allows my students to experience cultures from around the world right in their own classroom.

My Project

During second grade readers are beginning to build their fluency and comprehension to become more fluent readers. Readers are at all levels and excited to grow to their own fullest potential. They have a love of books that is only made better when they can read and discuss with a friend.

During book clubs my students read, discuss, and explore new stories and adventures together.

How do you pick out a favorite book to read? My students love to search through the newest titles and look for books that they can relate to. They also need engaging and interesting books to read at their level. These new books will help them practice their skills while fostering a love of reading.

Mrs. Valenti
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Never Girls Collection #1 (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $19.10 3 $57.30
The Truth About Stacey: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #2) • Amazon Business $9.89 4 $39.56
Bobbie Mendoza Saves the World (Again) • Amazon Business $9.33 4 $37.32
Story Keeping: The Night I Became a Hero: An early reader, chapter book adventure (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $8.69 4 $34.76
Dory Fantasmagory • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Mercy Watson Fights Crime • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Quarterback Rush (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 4 $23.80
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise • Amazon Business $5.72 4 $22.88
My Weird School: Class Pet Mess! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.00 4 $16.00
Pig and Pug (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
My Weird School Goes to the Museum (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Plants vs. Zombies: Save Your Brains! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.26 4 $13.04

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