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Mrs. Pettijohn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Catch the Literacy Bug!

My students need children's fiction books from our favorite authors, such as Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle, to read during our Daily 5 time.

My Students

Help build our classroom library! My students need children's fiction books to read during our Daily 5 time and to take home to read with their families.

My students are eager, inquisitive and motivated second graders.

We are a public school in a low income area. Most of my students are second language learners. Often my students come to school with little to no background knowledge of things that most of us take for granted on a day-to-day basis. They have dealt with many situations in their young lives that most adults have never had to face. For most of my students, coming to school is the most consistent part of their day. Despite the obstacles that face my students, they come to school every day, motivated to learn and experience new things.

My Project

For a majority of my students, books are something they only have access to at school. When I ask them who reads to them at home, often I get the response "I don't have books at home to read!" Fiction books will help my students with their compression skills and help develop their fluency. These books will be used during our independent reading time and reading with a partner during their Daily 5 Literacy stations. Students choose books at their independent reading level to place in their book boxes. Students keep their book boxes at their desk to read from. Students are also able to take home books to read and share with their families. My students are requesting more books from their favorite authors to add to their book boxes and to take home to read to their families.

Reading is a lifelong skill that everyone as the right to learn.

By having a rich library full of a variety of books, every student in my classroom will at least have the chance to learn that precious skill. My students spend the better part of everyday reading and being read to. Having a wider variety of books will give them a greater base of knowledge and develop their love of literature. These materials will give students a chance to practice their reading skills; at school and home.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 2/Grade 3 Common Core Exemplar Set • AKJ Books $50.96 1 $50.96
Mercer Mayer • AKJ Books $42.09 1 $42.09
Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $39.92 1 $39.92
Kevin Henkes • AKJ Books $38.44 1 $38.44
Eric Carle • AKJ Books $22.91 1 $22.91
Ezra Jack Keats • AKJ Books $20.69 1 $20.69
Maurice Sendak • AKJ Books $16.17 1 $16.17

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This project will reach 25 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by NEA Foundation and 2 other donors.

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