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Mrs. Waggoner from Lubbock TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Change Lives

Help me give my students the opportunity to fall in love with reading.

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Second grade is a fun and exciting year for children. They are moving from the very beginning foundations of learning to making connections and creating their own learning in the classroom. In my class this year, we will cover all subjects together. Along with the content, we will be focusing on life skills to improve our future. I will be teaching 22 second graders in a self-contained classroom.

My students come from a variety of cultures and background, but together we are one classroom family.

We will create a community in my classroom where all students feel like they belong and are wanted. My students will learn that in school we make a lot of mistakes and that mistakes are needed in order to learn. Relationships are what our class will be centered around, and how we will learn to have a successful year together!

My Project

Being a first-year teacher one thing that's lacking in my classroom is a good library. Students need great literature to make connections with and to find a passion for reading. I need a variety of books to offer for my students so they can find what interests them and so they are not limited on their options.

I want my students to find a passion for reading so they will want to read and excel.

I believe reading helps students succeed in all content areas.

I would like to provide the best opportunities for my students to get to experience many different kinds of literature. I also want each student to be able to experience a great book no matter where they are with their reading abilities. This will require many different options for them to choose from. I would love if you could help my students have these experiences and opportunities. All it takes is a good book.

Mrs. Waggoner
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2–3 ( Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades 2-3 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Christopher Robin: A Boy, A Bear, A Balloon • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Stuck • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Best Story • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Fancy Nancy • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Grace for President • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
One Day, The End: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Duck for President • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Rocket Writes a Story • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Chalk • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Brave Enough for Two: A Hoot & Olive Story • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Who Will I Be? • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Author: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Julius, the Baby of the World • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Parts (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Arthur Writes a Story: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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