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Ms. Lemon from Alameda CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fiction, Leveled Books, and Math Manipulatives

My students need math manipulatives and books at their independent reading levels.

  • $529 goal

This project expired on December 19, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ever try to read a book that wasn't at your reading level? Or try to understand a difficult new math concept without a hands-on visual? This project seeks to make reading and math more fun and accessible.

My students are 2nd graders in a high-poverty school in Northern California.

Our school is our district's most ethnically and socioeconomically diverse, and my students come from many cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and abilities. Students, parents and teachers are working hard to improve academic performance.

My Project

This project hopes to get much-deserved books into the hands of students who are reading on grade level and above! I have about 75 books from my last school for students that are Below Basic in 2nd Grade Reading, but I have a handful for those on-target students and advanced students that are more prevalent in my new class. To make reading exciting, I need to expand my classroom library to reach all reading levels and interests in my class. This project will also help teach 2nd grade math concepts through manipulatives and educational games.

Research shows that readers need to read books that are challenging yet not overwhelmingly hard.

The books I've selected are books they can read and love! Learning to read is a crucial life skill all kids need to attain. In order to do this they need access to books, and lots of them. Please help improve our literacy and math programs with high-interest, exciting books and hands-on math manipulatives!

Ms. Lemon
Grades PreK-2
  • Maya Lin Elementary School
  • Alameda, CA
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA302 - Fraction Circles • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
RA572 - Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
RA529 - Linking Cubes • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 2 $39.90
RA522 - Double-Sided Counters • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
RA838 - 1" Color Cubes • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
LL726 - Level O Nonfiction Extra Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $24.00 1 $24.00
AA847 - Level N Extra Book Set - Gr. 3 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $25.00 1 $25.00
Grade Level Libraries Grade 2 - Fiction • AKJ Books $37.16 1 $37.16
Grade Level Libraries Grade 2- Guided Reading • AKJ Books $36.96 1 $36.96
Grade Level Libarary - Gr 3 Favorites • AKJ Books $42.10 1 $42.10
Ancient Civilizations-GR3-5 TC • AKJ Books $22.53 1 $22.53
All Aboard Science Readers - Nonfiction- Fav Series • AKJ Books $21.79 1 $21.79
Camp Babymouse • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Soccer Sam • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
LC1279 - The Allowance® Game • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
JJ391 - Time Bingo • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99

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