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Mrs. Pettijohn from Toppenish WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Books!

My students need new books such as " Dogku", "Ish", and "Stick and Stone" to update our classroom library!

  • $383 goal

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My Students

Help build our classroom library! My students need children's fiction books to read during our Daily 5 time and to take home to read with their families.

My class has 22 unique and diverse second grade students.

I teach in a school with a program that serves 100% free breakfast and lunch due to the poverty level in the community. Many of my students face obstacles most adults will not face in their lifetimes. Despite these difficulties, my students come to school every day excited and ready to learn. I do everything I can to foster a love of reading and learning during the school day, because most of my students do not have the support at home.

My Project

My classroom library gets the quite the work out. Students love to go book shopping in search for the perfect books that are at their levels. My students could benefit from books that help with writing skills and social skills. My students learn a great deal from the books they read. Reading a book with a character that experiences similar problems and has to solve those problems give students real world help. Reading books help with their comprehension, vocabulary, reading stamina, and oral language. Students will be able to check these books out throughout the school year and I hope that by introducing these books to students, they will want to read even more books!

Your donation will help me in continuing to create a positive learning and reading environment for my students in my classroom.

Having access to a variety of books in our classroom would create the opportunity for students of all different abilities and interests to find that perfect fit they can dive into at school and home.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
How to Read a Story • Amazon Business $15.23 1 $15.23
Dogku • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Three Hens and a Peacock • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Little Elliot, Big City • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Nana in the City • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Nighttime Ninja • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (Irma S and James H Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Adventures of Taxi Dog • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Dear Max • Amazon Business $5.79 2 $11.58
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Best Story • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Pirates Don't Take Baths • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Dory and the Real True Friend (Dory Fantasmagory) • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Princess and the Pony • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Dory Fantasmagory • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44

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