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Ms. Dighe from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books!

Help me give my students a complete classroom library! We need books on students' individual reading levels so that every student can find their love for reading and grow their reading abilities.

  • $560 goal

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My Students

I am wildly excited to be teaching second grade English Language Arts (ELA) this coming year. What makes this extra special is that I know most of the rising second graders from working with them in first grade. These students are kind, hard-working, goofy, fun, and many are avid readers.

My students deserve a well-stocked classroom library, with books that meet their individual reading levels, to help them grow.

Second graders' reading levels and reading interests are all over the map. A fully-stocked classroom library is essential for ensuring every student is able to find reading materials that they enjoy.

The students in my classes are diverse. Approximately one third of my students are Black/African American, one third are white, and one third are Hispanic/Latino. Around 30% of students speak Spanish as their first language. Thus, the need for books that represent all of my students is incredibly important.

My Project

My second graders are coming into my classroom with a wide variety of interests, reading levels, and feelings about reading. In order to ensure that all my students have access to quality reading materials, I need books for my students on a wide variety of reading levels. This allows all my students to find books they can read independently that are at that "just right" level for them.

I want my classroom library to be a place where students can gain confidence in their reading!

By ensuring every student has access to books they are able to read, students will be able to read independently with books that meet their interests.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Time Timer Original 12 inch MAGNET; 60 Minute Visual Timer – Classroom or Meeting Countdown Clock for Kids and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
TT917 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 - Books Only - Level G (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
AA834 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level B (K) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
AA836 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level D (K-Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
AA844 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level K (Gr. 2) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
AA838 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level F (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.45 1 $27.45
TT915 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 - Books Only - Level E (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.00 1 $26.00
TT911 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 - Books Only - Level A (K) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
TT973 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 2 - Books Only - Level C (K) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00
AA845 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level L (Gr. 2) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00
AA843 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level J (Gr. 1-2) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.00 1 $23.00
101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40

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