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  • $927 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Howard
Grades PreK-2
  • Brentwood Academy
  • E Palo Alto, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Us Read! A Second Grade Class Needs Books!

My students need books at different levels, including the Henry & Mudge, Cam Jansen and Little Critter series, so they can read independently.

My Students

Imagine a room full of second graders completely engrossed in their books. After several minutes of independent reading, they move to sit with their reading buddies to read and discuss the various books. This is reading workshop and it happens every day in my classroom.

My second grade students are smart, kind, funny, and love learning.

Though my school has wonderfully passionate and caring staff members and families, it is often difficult to have enough books. Many families in my area struggle to make ends meet, and though they would love to buy more books for their kids, buying food and other essentials comes first. If I had more leveled books in my classroom, my students would have a variety of books to choose from to read in class and take home. Research shows that the more children read, the more successful they are at reading. These kids come from homes that desperately need more books, and this donation would help provide books in the classroom and in the home. It is amazing to watch children fall in love with reading, and they won't be able to do it without the necessary materials. Like too many children, my students struggle with incredibly difficult issues every day, but with these books, having enough reading materials won't be one of them.

My Project

Every day my students read for at least thirty minutes independently and fifteen minutes in pairs. This means they go through MANY books each week! I want my students to have enough books to keep them engaged and excited about reading. I have students at such varying levels of reading ability. Some are reading at a preschool level, while others are at a third grade level. I want all of my students to have enough reading material to keep them at the top of their reading game, and right now, I don't have enough books. We need such a range of books because with these, students are able to read on their own and I am able to teach each student at his or her individualized, independent level. These kids will be able to discuss books with each other, recommend books they read and loved, and read books to their kindergarten reading buddies. I have seen students fall in love with reading, and there is nothing better, but I can't do this without the necessary books.

My students do not have enough books to read at school or at home.

With these books, they would have engaging material to read in school, and these books could be brought home for nightly reading homework. Donations toward this project would have such a huge impact on these students' reading lives. They are such amazing kids, and they love reading so much. With new books that they are eager to read, I know my students' reading will grow and thrive!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 2 Classic Grade Level Library (30 bk set) • AKJ Books $115.16 1 $115.16
Grade 3 Classic Grade Level Library (30 bk set) • AKJ Books $110.78 1 $110.78
Grade 2 Nonfiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $38.41 1 $38.41
Grade 3 Nonfiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $31.01 1 $31.01
Goodnight, Owl! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Snowy Day • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hattie And The Fox • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Buzz Buzz Buzz • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Herman The Helper • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Whose Mouse Are You? • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
There''s a Nightmare in My Closet • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Max • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Caring for Your Pets : A Book about Veterinarians • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Fireflies Margaret C. Hall • AKJ Books $5.32 1 $5.32
The Cake That Mack Ate • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Koala Lou • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
The Doorbell Rang • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Birthday, Sam • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fix-It • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Where Are You Going, Little Mouse? • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Leo the Late Bloomer • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Building a House • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Took the Farmer''s Hat? • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Come Out and Play, Little Mouse • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Goodnight Moon 60th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Tidy Titch • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
A Color of His Own • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Peter''s Chair • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Caps for Sale • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
You''ll Soon Grow into Them, Titch • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
What Game Shall We Play? • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Airport • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Harold and the Purple Crayon • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Zebras Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Dump Trucks • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Henny Penny • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Allosaurus • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Jamaicas Find • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Life in an Ocean • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
How to Be Healthy • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
How Far Is It? • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
Clouds • AKJ Books $4.59 1 $4.59
Turtle Nest • AKJ Books $4.38 1 $4.38
Andi''s Wool • AKJ Books $4.38 1 $4.38
The Children of Sierra Leone • AKJ Books $4.38 1 $4.38
From Tadpole to Frog • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mr. Putter And Tabby Bake The Cake • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
There''s Something in My Attic • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
My Hands • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and Me • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Bumble Bees • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Robert Makes a Graph • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Love You Forever • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
A Week • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
A Day • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Flat Stanley''s Worldwide Adventures #1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
M & M and the Bad News Babies • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
It''s a Good Thing There Are Insects • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Messy Bessey • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Messy Bessey and the Birthday Overnight Patricia McKissack, • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
A House for Hickory • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Kick, Pass, and Run • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Picture for Harold''s Room, A • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen & Mystery of Stolen Diamonds (#1Reissue) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Missing Tooth • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Me and My Babysitter • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
When I Get Bigger • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Grandma and Me • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Grandma Mix-Up, The • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Days with Frog and Toad • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Girl Named Helen Keller • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Slinky, Scaly Snakes • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Molly the Brave and Me • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Me and My Dad • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Dogerella • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Frog and Toad Are Friends • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Ponies • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
I Saw You in the Bathtub : And Other Folk Rhymes • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Go Away, Dog • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Henry & Mudge First Book • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Father Bear Comes Home • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Trip to the Zoo • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
My Tooth Is Loose!-more coming Jan 2012 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Owl at Home • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Fox on the Job • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Teeny Tiny Woman-More coming Jan 2012 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
First Flight : The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
I Was So Mad • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Whatever the Weather • AKJ Books $2.60 1 $2.60
A Tree Is a Home 4152 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55
The Block Party - 4410 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55
Celebrating President''s Day: What Is a President? - 4523 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55
From Sand to Glass • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00

Materials cost

$684.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$62.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$787.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.03

Total project goal

$926.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$926.86

13 Donors

-$925.75

Donations toward project cost

-$787.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$137.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 24 students.

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