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Mrs. Perez from Santa Ana CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extra! Extra! Second Grade Readers Need Books!!

My students need over 20 new books, such as A Butterfly Grows, Even Steven and Odd Todd and 100 Years Ago to engage them more.

  • $326 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want my students to become life-long readers. To do this, I provide them with a variety of books that help them discover this love for literature. These students read all year long and take tests that check for understanding. In their discovery of new things, the students learn that books cover a lot of subjects.

My students are kids that thrive in a low socioeconomic area that feeds into our school.

They are amazing kids that are at various levels with many different abilities. I have students that often read chapter books, yet I also have struggling readers that need reading materials at their level but need to include topics that this age group would want to read about.

My Project

My students need over 20 new books, such as A Butterfly Grows, Even Steven and Odd Todd and 100 Years Ago to engage them more. My students will be reading books all year long. In order to feed their needs and provide the best materials to help them become life-long readers, our classroom library needs an infusion of engaging, content based reading books at various levels for my diverse students. These books will be used not only to boost their love for literature, but also to help their reading comprehension and reading fluency skills. In truth, some students read constantly and they need a large variety of books so that they can continue to read books that they find interesting. By donating to my project, you are feeding this need for reading that my students have developed and sparked a new love for those that are budding readers.

Without question, my students would benefit from new genres, new titles, and new authors in their classroom library.

As I mentioned before, for those that do not have a love for reading yet, I hope this will get them into that mindset. It is my deepest wish that they learn to see that reading is not a chore but a way to embark on new journeys that will lead them to successful futures.

Mrs. Perez
Grades PreK-2
  • Heroes Elementary School
  • Santa Ana, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thesaurus Rex • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
Desert Animals • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Animal Life Cycles • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water? • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Season to Season • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
How Tall, How Short, How Faraway? David A. Adler, Nancy Tobi • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dear Deer Gene Barretta • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Punctuation Takes a Vacation • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Push and Pull • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Plant Life Cycles • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Big Buck Adventure, The • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Amazing Materials • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
How Much,how Many,how Far,how Heavy,how Long,how Tall Is Hel • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Best Book of Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
What Can Live in a Forest? • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
School • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Seasons Robin Nelson • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Learning from Fossils • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
The Pilgrims'' First Thanksgiving • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
From Tadpole to Frog • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great Goes Undercover • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Give Me Half! • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Gravity Is a Mystery • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Life in a Coral Reef (Let''s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2 Seri • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
How People Learned to Fly • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Eats What? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Archaeologists Dig for Clues Kate Duke, Kate Duke (Illustrat • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Earthquakes • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
What Makes Magnets? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Forces make Things Move • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Sticky Case • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Magic School Bus Rides the Wind (Magic School Bus Scienc • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
What Is Friction? • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Where Do Puddles Go • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Seeds • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Super Storms, Vol. 2 Seymour Simon, Chronicle Books • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Frog and Toad Together • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
After the Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Bear- Reading Recovery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Martin Luther King Jr March Washington • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
DK Readers Level 2: Journey of a Pioneer Patricia J. Murphy • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Very First Americans, The • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Hi! Fly Guy • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Secret Life of Trees • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Even Steven & Odd Todd • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Butterfly Grows • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Eruption!: The Story of Volcanoes • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
100 Years Ago 4416 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55

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