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Ms. Robinson from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bright, Enthusiastic Second Graders Desperately Need Quality Literature!

Six copies each of thirteen different books from Barnes and Noble, including \"Esperanza Rising\" and \"Matilda,\" will cost $520, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This year, my small early childhood school in the Bronx is adding a second grade for the first time, and I have been given the opportunity to create a curriculum that will challenge and motivate our students. My students, whom I taught in first grade, have become terrific readers, and are bright, thoughtful, and curious people who love to read and love to learn. Therefore, I wanted to create a curriculum that will not only cover the reading and math curriculum mandated by the city, but will also give them exposure to the larger world, through motivating and engaging social studies and science units, and through high quality literature that connect to our social studies and science units. Since my school is only now taking on second grade, we currently do not have any books that are on an appropriate reading level for my students. Many of the books that we do have are intended for the purposes of teaching children the technical skills of reading, and are definitely not the thought-provoking, challenging, motivating literature that I want for my students. My students are accomplished, technical readers, and since they know how to read, I want to make sure that they see books as a connection to the larger world, and as a source of new ideas, and as meaningful and relevant to their own lives. I have carefully chosen books that I believe will be challenging, meaningful and motivating for them, and which will support the science and social studies that I want my students to learn. Unfortunately, my administration has informed me that there is no money in the budget for new books for second grade. Therefore, I am requesting sets of high quality, intellectually challenging, exciting books for my students. These books will be enjoyed and analyzed by my class, as well as the other second grade classes, totaling around eighty students, and will also be used each year in the future, touching the lives of hundreds of children.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo,Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator),Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo Judy Blume,Irene Trivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Matilda Roald Dahl,Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Betsy-Tacy and Tib Maud Hart Hart Lovelace,Lois Lenski (Illustrator),Foreword by Ann M. Martin • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Henry Huggins Beverly Cleary,Louis Darling (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Betsy-Tacy Maud Hart Lovelace,Lois Lenski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary,Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Because of Winn Dixie Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Freckle Juice Judy Blume,Sonia O. Lisker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 6 $24.30
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $3.98 6 $23.88
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan,Hope Munoz Ryan • Barnes and Noble $2.69 6 $16.14
The Landry News Andrew Clements,Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.69 6 $16.14

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