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Ms. Bartlett from Knoxville TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blooming Readers Need a Growing Library

My students need 25+ illustrated chapter books to read to support their growth as readers as I try to learn more about how to encourage all students in their reading.

  • $259 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A Chinese proverb says,"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." As my students' reading abilities grow, their love of reading also grows. I want to encourage them to be avid readers as they read books about what they love.

My seventeen second graders attend a small primary school.

Our school is in a rural community and is over 60% free and reduced lunch. My students are very curious about the world and really enjoy reading. They especially love to read books about familiar characters and topics. My students often encourage each other in their reading as a classroom community.

My Project

I am requesting easy chapter books from three popular series. These are Mercy Watson, Ivy and Bean, and Mr. Putter and Tabby. These books have been introduced to the students and they are very interested in reading them individually. I am also requesting three science books to quench my students' curiosity about the world. I have asked for two professional books that have been recommended by other teachers that will allow me to learn more about how to encourage my students in their reading.

A donation towards this project will mean so much to my students.

They love to read and would be so excited to have new chapter books to read that are not quite so hard. As our classroom library grows, my second graders will bloom into better readers.

Ms. Bartlett
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mercy Watson Three-Treat Collection: Mercy Watson to the Rescue; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride; Mercy Watson Fights a Crime Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $19.14 1 $19.14
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.99 1 $2.99
Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box (Ivy and Bean Series) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Take the Train Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Make a Wish Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Row the Boat Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mr. Putter and Tabby Stir the Soup Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Reading Teacher's Book Of Lists Edward B. Fry Ph.D., Jacqueline E. Kress Ed.D. • Barnes and Noble $20.48 1 $20.48
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child Donalyn Miller, Miller, Foreword by Jeff Anderson • Barnes and Noble $16.37 1 $16.37
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011 National Geographic • Barnes and Noble $9.56 1 $9.56
There's No Place like Space!; All about Our Solar System Tish Rabe, Dr Seuss, Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Space (Eye Wonder Series) Carole Stott, Simon Holland, Mary Ling (Editor), Simon Holland (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51

Materials cost

$181.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$219.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.73

Total project goal

$258.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.18

3 Donors

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$163.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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