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Mrs. Svoboda from Loveland CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Explore the World Between the Covers of a Book!

My students need quality, high interest books that will draw them to our classroom library again and again. Book series are especially nice because it keeps our students engaged in independent reading longer!

  • $507 goal

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My Students

Kids have the biggest and most wonderful imaginations. They're fed by the world around them, what they see, hear, touch, taste and smell. However, there is a whole other world in which a second graders creative mind can draw pictures and make movies of their own! In a book of course! Reading for the sole purpose of enjoyment is becoming a lost art. I want my students to know that reading can be an amazing journey into unknown worlds and characters. They can travel all over the world and back again between the covers of a book. Most importantly, they can enjoy it! It all starts with the right book!

My Project

These books will build a classroom library that will engage young readers. My goal is to help my students learn to love reading by providing them with literature that fascinates, encourages and engages them in ways they didn't know were possible. I want them to see that reading can be a passtime because it is enjoyable. Once a student can enjoy reading, they can grow in literacy.

Reading promotes academic growth in all subjects as well as creativity and boosts imagination.

It always amazes me when students want to tell me about their books and suggest them to me and their peers. They learn descriptive and persuasive skills by summarizing a story to encourage others to read it. Even more, students LOVE their independent reading time when they are provided with texts that are important to their lives; fiction and nonfiction.

Mrs. Svoboda
Grades PreK-2
  • Stansberry Elementary School
  • Loveland, CO
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A to Z Mysteries (26 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $96.33 1 $96.33
Horrible Harry (19 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $70.94 1 $70.94
Bad Kitty (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.61 1 $36.61
Amber Brown (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 1 $35.86
I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters • AKJ Education $9.48 3 $28.44
Series Sampler - Nate the Great (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.41 1 $22.41
Series Sampler - Lunch Lady (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.92 1 $20.92
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.18 3 $9.54
Stone Soup • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Tikki Tikki Tembo • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Father's Dragon • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Groundhog Weather School • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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