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Mrs. H. from Sonoma CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fostering the Love of Reading

Help me give my students additional book series titles to foster the joy of reading and love of books.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

EV School is in Sonoma and serves a community of students who are predominantly English Learners. With nearly 80% of our students designated as socioeconomically disadvantaged, having a variety of books at home to read is a luxury. My 26 second grade students have now learned to decode and read beginning leveled books. They love to choose books that interest them and enthusiastically read daily. My classroom library is a source of books for students to read at school and at home.

My goal is to continue to foster the joy of reading and the love of books by providing additional book series titles the students know and love.

Second grade is a pivotal year for students as they move from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." Additional book titles of chosen series will help my students form book clubs and become champions of beloved characters and authors.

My Project

My students love to choose books from book series they know. They have their favorite characters and once they are hooked on a series, they want to read every book in the series. Second graders sometimes read several books in a week and it makes me happy to see them so excited about reading. Some of the books they love are: Piggy and Gerald by Mo Williams, the Rainbow Magic Series, Dav Pilkey's Pedro books, Ivy & Bean titles, Stink and Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald, the Commander Toad series and Tales from Deckawoo Drive by Katie DiCamillo. By bringing new titles into the classroom, I plan to help my students begin book clubs where they share there favorite books with their classmates. Adding book boxes to organize the titles will be an added bonus for the classroom.

Mrs. H.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $105.67 1 $105.67
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
ECR4Kids Scoop Front Storage Bins, Sea Foam (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
ECR4Kids Scoop Front Storage Bins, Grey (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Rainbow Magic Jewel Fairies Collection 7 Books Pack Set (Series 22 to 28) RRP £27.93 (India the Moonstone Fairy, Scarlett the Garnet Fairy, Emily the Emerald Fairy, Chloe the Topaz Fairy, Amy the Amethyst Fairy, Sophie the Sapphire,Lucy the Diamond) (Rainbow Magic Jewel Fairies) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Commander Toad Box Set of 5 ; CT in Space, CT & Space Pirates, CT and Voyage Home,CT & Dis-Asteroid, CT & planet of the Grapes • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
Stink: The Fabulously Freaky Collection • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Four • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Two • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Three • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Meet Ivy and Bean, Two friends who never meant to like each other • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pirate Pedro • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro Goes Buggy • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro's Tricky Tower • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pedro the Great • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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