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Mrs. Smidt from Buffalo NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fabulous Fiction For Super Second Graders!

My students need a variety of fabulous fiction books to build their love of reading!

  • $393 goal

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My Students

My students love to read! Alone, in pairs, snuggled in a cozy chair, they are spellbound when reading. This year, I am moving up to second grade, and I need new books to match my super seven-year-old readers!

My students are energetic, loving, curious, and hard-working.

They love to read! Funny books are always a favorite. In first grade, they loved Mo Willems's hilarious series books, starring "Pigeon." This year, I'd like to get them hooked on some new books. Our school, nestled in the heart of our city, celebrates a diverse student body. One thing that stands out in our school is our strong sense of community. We use the Responsive Classroom model, and we teach our students that a positive community "CARES" (cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control).

My Project

First and foremost, my students will love reading these books! But also, by donating books to our classroom, you also donate teachers to our classroom. These books will act as mentor authors to my young writers. Who better to teach rhythm and rhyme than famed poet, Jack Prelutsky? When we learn how to write with voice, we can turn to Maurice Sendak to offer rich examples.

The most satisfying sight in a teacher's world is watching a student get lost in a book.

They don't hear the noise around them, they don't notice distractions, because they are transported to another world. By donating high-interest fiction books to our class, you will be fostering a love of learning that will last a lifetime!

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Mrs. Smidt
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jack Prelutsky • AKJ Books $23.64 1 $23.64
Tomie dePaola • AKJ Books $36.95 1 $36.95
Maurice Sendak • AKJ Books $15.43 1 $15.43
Robert Munsch • AKJ Books $16.93 1 $16.93
M&M • AKJ Books $14.77 1 $14.77
Asian • AKJ Books $25.86 1 $25.86
Muti-Cultural • AKJ Books $19.91 1 $19.91
Poetry • AKJ Books $52.44 1 $52.44
African and African American Caldecott Medal and Honors • AKJ Books $32.52 1 $32.52
International Stories • AKJ Books $29.50 1 $29.50
Lauren the Puppy Fairy (Pet Fairies Series #4) Daisy Meadows • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Bella the Bunny Fairy (Pet Fairies Series #2) Daisy Meadows, • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Dragon''s Fat Cat Dav Pilkey • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
A Friend for Dragon: Dragon''s First Tale Dav Pilkey, Dav Pil • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Junie B. Jones''s First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Serie • AKJ Books $14.77 1 $14.77

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