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Ms. Claudy
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books for Budding Chapter Book Readers!

My students need more 3rd grade-level books, pencils, a laminator, and laminator pouches, as well as a way to store the books they select from the classroom library!

My Students

School is about to begin, and looking at my roster, I see something beautiful. A HUGE number of my students are already reading at a 3rd grade level! As a 2nd grade teacher, this is both exciting and challenging. My classroom library is woefully under equipped for such high-level incoming readers.

I've already met several of my students at back-to-school events, and they are a curious bunch!

They're not shy about sharing their thoughts with me, and this makes me excited for all the rich conversations we will have. Our school is located in an major IL city where the difference between the rich and the poor is sharply divided. The majority of my students live in poverty, are often surrounded by street violence, and have limited resources. Our school lacks a school library, so the burden of exposure to a variety of high-quality books falls squarely upon the shoulders of classroom teachers like me.

My Project

I am requesting several high-interest books ranging from a level M (end of 2nd grade) to a level O (middle/end of 3rd grade). I have included several books sets which I intend to use in literature circles. The more my students read and TALK about their reading, the better! I am also asking for a class set of book bags so that my students have a durable storage place for the books they select to read each week in the classroom. Additionally, I am asking for a laminator and several sets of pencils. The laminator will be crucial for preserving essential anchor posters I will create like "How to Read with a Partner", How Does Independent Reading Look and Sound?", etc. The requested pencils will help ease the omnipresent issue of having enough of them to go around!

Second grade marks a major shift in reading.

Readers transition from learning to read to reading to learn. This project will help my students on the road to becoming self-sustaining learners and substantially increase their chances at a successful life outside poverty.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fellowes EXL45-3 Laminator • $85.49 1 $85.49
Ticonderoga Pencils #2, Yellow Finish, Un-sharpened • $2.29 30 $68.70
Fellowes Laminating Pouches 3mm, 9x11-1/2" • $13.04 5 $65.20
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath • Amazon $6.29 8 $50.32
BG507 - Best-Buy Book Bags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 6 $47.94
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon $11.67 4 $46.68
Experiments with Plants (True Books: Experiments) • Amazon $6.26 7 $43.82
AA339 - Level P Book Bin - Gr. 3-4 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.99 1 $37.99
AA338 - Level O Book Bin - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
AA337 - Level N Book Bin - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $33.99 1 $33.99
The Jewel Fairies Complete Set, Books 1-7: India the Moonstone Fairy, Scarlett the Garnet Fairy, Emi • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99
AA849 - Level P Extra Book Set - Gr. 3-4 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.00 1 $29.00
AA848 - Level O Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
Alphabeep: A Zipping, Zooming ABC • Amazon $13.26 2 $26.52
Amazing Snakes! (I Can Read Book 2) • Amazon $3.59 7 $25.13
AA847 - Level N Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
Air Pollution (True Books: Environment) • Amazon $21.82 1 $21.82
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon $6.99 3 $20.97
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move • Amazon $6.08 3 $18.24
Alfie the Apostrophe • Amazon $15.26 1 $15.26
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon $10.49 1 $10.49
This Is Not My Hat • Amazon $9.59 1 $9.59
Fox at School (Penguin Young Readers, L3) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Fox in Love (Penguin Young Readers, L3) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Fox and His Friends (Penguin Young Readers, L3) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59

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This project will reach 32 students.

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