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Mrs. Blynt from New Prt Rchy FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Striving to Thriving Readers

Help me give my students a variety of popular book titles and genres to choose from. Giving students the power to choose from a classroom library filled with engaging, high-interest texts will help striving readers become thriving readers!

  • $599 goal

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My Students

I love my second graders at T.E.S! I typically have between 18-20 students in my classroom. They range from striving readers (1-2 years below grade level expectations) to thriving readers (1-2 years above grade level). With such a range of readers with varying interests, it is important to have a variety of genres to engage ALL students (even my least motivated). With a classroom library full of new and exciting books, I know my students will love reading as much as I do!

My Project

"Only 1/3 of children say they have a classroom library that has enough of the types of books they'd like to read." This quote from Scholastic's Facebook page broke my heart and inspired this project. To help find a solution to this problem I read From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers by Harvey and Ward. Now, more than ever, I am determined to grow my classroom library to help my students fall in love with reading. Harvey and Ward state, "To fall in love with reading forever, all it takes is getting lost in one good book." They also state, "We have the opportunity to change kids lives by putting them on an upward reading spiral. The first step is to trust that through experience with appealing books, through a high volume of pleasurable reading, striving readers will thrive." I am asking for book bins to refresh my classroom library and a variety of popular book titles and genres to hook ALL of my readers!

Mrs. Blynt
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAX Houser Storage Bins Cubes Baskets Containers with Dual Handles for Home Closet Bedroom Drawers Organizers, Foldable, Set of 6 (Black) • Amazon Business $21.99 4 $87.96
Storyworks Jr., Grades 2-3 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $8.49 10 $84.90
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $21.72 1 $21.72
Storex Large Book Bin, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7 Inches, Black, Case of 6 (70109E06C) • Amazon Business $21.09 1 $21.09
Captain Underpants Color Collection • Amazon Business $19.82 1 $19.82
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Nancy Drew Clue Book Mystery Mayhem Collection Books 1-4: Pool Party Puzzler; Last Lemonade Standing; A Star Witness; Big Top Flop • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Magic Tree House Incredible Fact Book: Our Favorite Facts about Animals, Nature, History, and More Cool Stuff! (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Five-Minute True Stories: Animal BFFs • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
A Box of Clementines (3-Book Paperback Boxed Set) (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Five Epic Disasters (I Survived True Stories #1) • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
125 Animals That Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid Aboard the Titanic (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid During the California Gold Rush (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Louie Lets Loose! (Unicorn in New York #1) (1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The March on Washington (American Girl: Real Stories From My Time) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Puppy Place #5: Buddy • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #15: Lost in New York • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #12: Escape to California • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pearl's Ocean Magic (Dolphin School #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Trail of Tears (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
My Weirder-est School #2: Miss Porter Is Out of Order! • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
A Woodland Wedding: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #3) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93

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