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Mrs. Vontz from New Britain CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Love Books

My students need a bookshelf and beginning chapter books that are fun to read and right at their ability level.

  • $351 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I absolutely love teaching 2nd grade. The students start as kids just learning to read and leave loving reading. It is such a joy to match kids with the right books, books they can't put down and ask to read again and again. My students are especially motivated to read chapter books, much like the ones they see their older siblings reading. The trick is finding chapter books at their ability level. They get hooked on a series and are so proud!

My Project

Teaching 2nd grade in an urban public school is so rewarding. One of the best feelings in the world is seeing a child not only learn how to read with confidence but also to leave my classroom with a love of books. With the loss of reading specialists and librarians in my school district, I know I'll need to take on the role of getting the perfect book in the hands of each child. I've collected recommendations from kids and colleagues around the country and I can't wait to get this bookshelf and these beginning chapter books for my new group of eager readers!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina 5-Shelf Book Display • Kaplan Early Learning Company $127.46 1 $127.46
Katie Woo (14 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $63.82 1 $63.82
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Princess in Black • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) A Branches Book • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Recess Is a Jungle! A Branches Book • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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