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Mr. W. from Blue Springs MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books: A Dream That You Hold In Your Hands

My students need mentor texts for writers' workshop, such as Roller Coaster, Hey, Little Ant, Bigmamas, I Wanna Iguana, Canoe Days, Owl Moon and other mentor texts.

  • $640 goal

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My Students

My students are eager to become better readers and writers. We attend a wonderful suburban school with many opportunities. We are still in need of quality mentor texts. "A book is a dream that you hold in your hand". We are ready to dream...in reader's and writer's workshop!

My classroom is full of precious 2nd graders with a very wide range of experiences, schema and needs.

The students' abilities range from fluent readers far above grade level to beginning readers still learning the alphabet. Our suburban school has supplied us with many resources for learning within our classroom, but we are in need of quality mentor texts to enhance our reader's and writer's workshops.

My Project

I have requested a wonderful variety of mentor texts to enhance our reader's and writer's workshop. I have requested mentor texts which encompass such genres as literary nonfiction, realistic fiction, personal narratives, memoirs, persuasive and more! These mentor texts will help lead discussions about characteristics of the different genres that students will be learning about in 2nd grade. These mentor texts will be used daily for conferring with students, during mini-lessons and just to enjoy! These mentor texts will be used and enjoyed for many years to come!

My students are learning to love reading and writing.

These books will provide students a great mentor text in learning about different reading and writing strategies that will make them better readers and writers and help them perform at higher levels on state testing.

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Mr. W.
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!? • Amazon $22.99 1 $22.99
Steve Jenkins (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $21.34 1 $21.34
If You Were Onomatopoeia (Word Fun) • Amazon $21.12 1 $21.12
The Shivers in the Fridge • Amazon $16.12 1 $16.12
The Recess Queen • Amazon $13.95 1 $13.95
All the Places to Love • Amazon $13.79 1 $13.79
Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide! • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon $13.30 1 $13.30
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon $13.11 1 $13.11
Waiting for Wings • Amazon $13.10 1 $13.10
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! • Amazon $12.96 1 $12.96
I Wanna New Room • Amazon $12.90 1 $12.90
Move! • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
How to Heal a Broken Wing • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
Knuffle Bunny • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon $12.39 1 $12.39
Big and Little • Amazon $12.15 1 $12.15
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge • Amazon $11.95 1 $11.95
Owl Moon • Amazon $10.90 1 $10.90
Birthday Presents • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
There's a Frog in My Throat: 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
The Dot • Amazon $7.74 1 $7.74
This Quiet Lady • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Canoe Days • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
My Mom • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Earrings! (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but what about Dolores?) (Horace and Morris and Dolores) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
My Life with the Wave • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Water • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Water Dance • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Julius, the Baby of the World • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Bigmama's • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Goggles (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Author: A True Story • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Storm in the Night • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Surprising Sharks: Read and Wonder • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Bat Loves the Night: Read and Wonder • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Sail Away • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Big Blue Whale: Read and Wonder • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
What a Day It Was at School! • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Looking Down • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Bedhead Margie Palatini, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Baby Sister (Goodnight) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Red-eyed Tree Frog Joy Cowley, Nic Bishop (Illustrator), Nic • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Jessica • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Snowflake Bentley • Amazon $4.51 1 $4.51
Roller Coaster • Amazon $4.21 1 $4.21
Fireflies • Amazon $4.16 1 $4.16

Materials cost

$505.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$543.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.92

Total project goal

$639.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$639.49

4 Donors

-$299.75

Donations toward project cost

-$254.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.96

Matching donations from our partners

-$339.74

Match offers toward project cost

-$288.78

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.96

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$0.00

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