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Mrs. Knepher from La Habra CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Lifelong Readers

My students need a rich variety of books to read and Storex Large Book Bins to keep our library organized.

  • $426 goal

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My Students

My heart’s desire for this year is to have students so lost in the adventure of a book they don’t hear their mom call them to dinner or the dismissal bell ring. Kids so focused on the drama or laughing so hard at the ridiculousness of a story that they want to take the book to lunch or to recess to finish the chapter. Then see them acting out the story or excitedly sharing it with a friend. My goal is to ignite that kind of reading passion for a lifetime.

C S Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, says, “But in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself.”

We are a fabulous class of 29 second graders eager to learn and discover every new concept put before us. The majority of the students in my classroom are second language learners with parents that are struggling to make ends meet. Priorities are providing the basics without time or money to purchase books or visit libraries. My desire is to provide a diverse classroom library for students with books that strike their passion for reading, building rich vocabularies, analytical skills, comprehensions skills and more!

My Project

As a new teacher to second grade, I do not currently have enough books at my students' reading level. I am eager to fill the Storex large book bins with books, books and more books that are appropriate for my class!

Students will have their reading adventures daily as they choose books that excite their interests and ignite their passion for reading.

Research shows that those who read for pleasure don't just improve academics and vocabulary but also develop stronger communication and problem solving skills and even empathy towards others. Our goal is to have every student read at least 100 minutes each week. Students will be encouraged to choose a variety of books that will expand their interests and challenge their skills.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Large Book Bin, 14.3 x 5.3 x 7", Teal, Case of 6 (71107U06C) • Amazon Business $25.56 5 $127.80
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5) • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Funny Animals! Collection: Amazing Stories of Hilarious Animals and Surprising Talents (NGK Chapters) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
The Secret Zoo • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nate the Great and the Phony Clue • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Nate the Great Goes Undercover • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
George Washington and the General's Dog (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Aliens for Breakfast (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) • Amazon Business $3.51 1 $3.51
Tarantula vs. Scorpion (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.35 1 $3.35
Who Would Win? Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Velociraptor • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Sugar, Gummi and Lollipop (The Puppy Place #40) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14
The Puppy Place #5: Buddy • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Space: Planets, Moons, Stars, and More! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Boomer (The Puppy Place #37) • Amazon Business $2.88 1 $2.88
Patches (The Puppy Place, No. 8) • Amazon Business $2.83 1 $2.83

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