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Mrs. Purtle from San Marcos TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the LOVE of Reading!

My students need a classroom library with books of varying levels and a range of topics to feed their love of reading!

  • $793 goal

This project expired on January 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve 36+ 2nd grade students. My students come from a low-socioeconomic background. Despite their home lives, they come to school with sweet smiles and the absolute best hugs. I’ve come to learn their love of reading and listening to stories seems to calm anxiety and allow their minds to escape. I love getting my kiddos on the rug for a story and developing that sense of togetherness through a good book. My students love to hang out in a cozy nook with a great read In hand.

My Project

My students will enjoy a range of books that sparks their unique interests. Unfortunately, their exposure to print is limited in their homes and at school is where they get most of their exposure to books. I want to enhance my library to provide endless opportunities for reading and fuel their imagination. With a plethora of books, my students will be able to find on-level readers and books that speak to their heart. I believe that a literacy-rich classroom creates well-rounded students. My kiddos and I will be forever grateful with the abundance of books to read each day in our classroom!

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

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CICERO Kids Book Collection: Explorers and New World Settlements - Grades K-5 (35 titles) • AKJ Education $215.80 1 $215.80
Kate Dicamillo (7 Books) • AKJ Education $44.84 1 $44.84
The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set (Books 1 to 7) • AKJ Education $40.83 1 $40.83
CD-The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (AUDIO) • AKJ Education $20.08 1 $20.08
Once Upon an Alphabet Short Stories for All the Letters • AKJ Education $19.70 1 $19.70
Yummy Eight Favorite Fairy Tales • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Eloise in Paris • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (picture book edition) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon My Father's Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon, the Dragons of Blueland • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Hobbit • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
United Tweets of America 50 State Birds Their Stories, Their Glories • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Where the Wild Things Are • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $6.28 1 $6.28
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
We the Kids The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Magic School Bus Presents: The Human Body • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Pippi Longstocking (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Magic School Bus Inside The Human Body • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Jungle Book • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Alice in Wonderland • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Story of Ferdinand • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Whales: The Gentle Giants • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Oliver Twist • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Otis's Busy Day • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Les Miserables • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Kingfisher Readers L2: Amazing Animal Senses • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Lots and Lots of Coins • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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