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Mrs. Ludy from Wasco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Crawling, Walking, Flying Through Books

Help me give my students books that are below grade level, at grade level, and above grade level books to meet ALL the reading skills of my students.

  • $1,994 goal

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My Students

My group of students all come eager to learn as they step into my classroom. They are always eager to please and give their 100% in our activities. The majority of my students come from low socioeconomic background and have very little luxuries--like books!--at home. The classroom becomes a home away from home.

With hopeful eyes, eager ears, and a heart ready to learn, they are my inspiration for coming in everyday for the last 30+ years as a teacher.

I hope that with your help, I can do so much more than I could do right now.

My Project

My second grade classroom is made up of a variety of readers. Some are crawling along, still having difficulty sounding out the alphabets. Some are walking along, steadily reading at grade level. And some are soaring, flying above second grade. I want to ensure that ALL my students have the books that meet their needs and challenges their strengths.

These books will encourage some readers as they begin to decode one syllable words and take the first step into reading, while some will be challenge others as they begin to stretch their skills to read beyond their grade level expectations.

The books in this cart contain books that are decodable CVC words, such as "mat" and "splat." It also contains books that are at the instructional level of my students, who are progressing well into second others. Finally, it contains books that are beginning chapter books for those who need to challenged and stretch. Every students needs a "just right" book to hold their interest and make great readers.

Mrs. Ludy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $114.74 1 $114.74
Classic Case of Dr. Seuss - 20 Books Set (Includes Lorax New) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
The Complete Peter Rabbit Library Box Set With 23 Volumes • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
The Elsewhere Chronicles (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $40.33 1 $40.33
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) • Amazon Business $17.81 2 $35.62
The Chicken Squad Misadventures: The Chicken Squad; The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken; Into the Wild; Dark Shadows • Amazon Business $32.64 1 $32.64
Penguin Problems • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
Peter Reynolds Creatrilogy Box Set (Dot, Ish, Sky Color) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
Wherever You Go • Amazon Business $13.54 2 $27.08
Hilo: Out-of-This-World Boxed Set • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
The Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy Boxed Set: Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $24.72 1 $24.72
Ferocious Fluffity: A Mighty Bite-y Class Pet • Amazon Business $12.22 2 $24.44
Splat the Cat: Big Reading Collection (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
The Big Sparkly Box of Unicorn Magic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Box Set Volume 1-4 • Amazon Business $23.13 1 $23.13
Creepy Pair of Underwear! • Amazon Business $11.48 2 $22.96
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
Ballet Cat What's Your Favorite Favorite? • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Notebook of Doom, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe? • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Scorpia: An Alex Rider Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ballet Cat The Totally Secret Secret • Amazon Business $7.07 2 $14.14
Ballet Cat Dance! Dance! Underpants! • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Stormbreaker: the Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
How to Be a Supervillain • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Dragons Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Redwall: the Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Treasure Hunters: Secret of the Forbidden City • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends? • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
Treasure Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Sunny Side Up • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Puppy Mudge Collector's Set: Puppy Mudge Finds a Friend; Puppy Mudge Has a Snack; Puppy Mudge Loves His Blanket; Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath; Puppy Mudge Wants to Play; Henry and Mudge: The First Book • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'M MAD? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Real Friends • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
What's Your Sound, Hound the Hound? (Cat the Cat Series) • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
Swing It, Sunny • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Skeleton Key: the Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Point Blank: the Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Funny School Stories: Learning to Read Box Set: 5 Fun-Filled Adventures! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
Giants Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mal and Chad: Food Fight! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
How to Be a Supervillain: Born to Be Good • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Mal and Chad: Belly Flop! • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Clifford’s Bedtime Story Box • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Cat and Dog (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
Aaron Has a Lazy Day (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Down on the Farm • AKJ Education $2.88 2 $5.76
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
Mission PAW (PAW Patrol) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow: Includes Stickers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Tooth Fairy's Night (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Big Egg (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears Ride the Thunderbolt (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Cooking With the Cat (The Cat in the Hat: Step Into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Apple Picking Day! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
LEGO City: All Aboard! (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
And I Mean It, Stanley • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Barbie, I Can Be- A Pet Vet (Step into Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Aaron is Cool (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Aaron is a Good Sport (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
101 Dalmatians (Disney 101 Dalmatians) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Pumpkin Day! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Thump and Plunk • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter: Snowball Soup • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit and the Little Pup • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Plays Ball • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Axel the Truck: Rocky Road Rocky Road • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter: Going to the Sea Park • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Goes Camping • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Go Away, Dog • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Bathtime for Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
How Many Fish? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
What's That, Mittens? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Day I Had to Play with My Sister • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I See, You Saw • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit in the Garden • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Loves the Library • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit's Day at the Farm • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Scat, Cat! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Follow Me, Mittens • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter: Just Helping My Dad • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Mittens, Where Is Max? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat's Train Trip • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sid and Sam • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Too Cool for School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Mine's the Best • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
Biscuit Visits the Big City • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
Mittens • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
Pete the Cat: Play Ball! • AKJ Education $3.24 1 $3.24
Big Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Biscuit and the Baby • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Iris and Walter: Lost and Found • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Jasper & Joop (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Gideon (Reader) With Read-Aloud Download • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Splish, Splash! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just a Little Sick • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: The Fall Festival • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Oh, Cats! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Wins a Prize • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Just a Kite • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: To the Rescue! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: This Is My Town This is my Town • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Ollie the Stomper (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (Reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Iris and Walter and the Field Trip • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just Critters Who Care • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Iris and Walter • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
A Butterfly Grows • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit's New Trick • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Takes a Walk • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
What a Good Kitty • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: Just a Teacher's Pet • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter Just a Little Love • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Critter: A Green, Green Garden • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Tapping Tale • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Todd's Box • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Daniel's Pet • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Did You See Chip? • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Get That Pest! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Sid's Surprise • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Rick Is Sick • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Pig and Little Pig • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Lost! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Try Your Best • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Purple Snerd • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Digger Pig And The Turnip • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
My Robot • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Daniel's Mystery Egg • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Boots for Beth • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Tumbleweed Stew Level 2 • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Soccer Song • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Lucy's Quiet Book • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Splash! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Catch Me If You Can! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Chick That Wouldn't Hatch • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Dot and Bob • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Cloudy Day Sunny Day • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
What Day Is It? • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Best Friends • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
The Fox and the Stork • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Rip's Secret Spot • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Six Silly Foxes • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Come Here, Tiger! • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Biscuit's Big Friend • AKJ Education $2.59 1 $2.59
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Education $2.59 1 $2.59
Why the Frog Has Big Eyes • AKJ Education $2.57 1 $2.57
Crash, Boom, Roar! (Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

Materials cost

$1,504.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$137.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,694.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$299.04

Total project goal

$1,993.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,993.61

2 Donors

-$1,968.61

Donations toward project cost

-$1,673.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$295.29

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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