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  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Beginner Chapter Books for Growing Readers

Help me give my students the books they need to pique their interest in reading and challenge their minds so they can become better readers.

My Students

Our district is one of the most diverse in the nation. Our students come from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, speak multiple languages and perform on a wide range of academic abilities. It is amazing to educate children who are so different from one another. They have some of the most fun and vibrant personalities and I am excited every day​ I am able to work with them. I have never met more hardworking students!

With all of the demands we put on our young students, they deserve a chance to learn through hands-on activities, in a fun and engaging environment.

We try our best as a school and community to present our students with creative ways to express their knowledge. I am so excited to bring new opportunities to my students. I can't wait to inspire them to become more motivated learners and kinder citizens.

My Project

After spending many years in kindergarten, I am quickly realizing that second grade is a magical year for students developing their reading skills, building their fluency, and gaining confidence. Students start to realize that they can read independently and begin to devour any book within their grasp. I am finding it difficult to provide them stimulating texts to read for fun because there is no budget for classroom books, and many of these new texts cannot be found yet in the second-hand stores.

I want my students to love what they are reading so much that they never want to stop.

This can be achieved by offering them stimulating texts that they are interested in reading. After a quick poll, the students came up with a short list of books they would love to have in our classroom library. We do have some of these books in the school library, but they are often checked out and the kids could be waiting weeks before they are able to read one. We need to have them in our classroom so we can get them into the hands of kids on a daily basis. I am really excited about this project​ because the materials were completely chosen by my students.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Princess in Black Collection 4 Books Set (The Princess in Black, The Perfect Princess Party, The Hungry Bunny Horde, Takes a Vacation) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $23.77 1 $23.77
The Galaxy Zack Collection: A Stellar Four-Book Boxed Set: Hello, Nebulon!; Journey to Juno; The Prehistoric Planet; Monsters in Space! • Amazon Business $18.12 1 $18.12
The Captain Awesome Collection: A MI-TEE Boxed Set: Captain Awesome to the Rescue!; Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man; Captain Awesome and the New Kid; Captain Awesome Takes a Dive • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Captain Awesome Saves the Winter Wonderland • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome, Soccer Star • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$128.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$1.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.66

Total project goal

$191.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.06

3 Donors

-$173.83

Donations toward project cost

-$151.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.33

match offer

-$12.83

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 3 other donors.

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