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Mrs. Recknagle from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

More Chapter Books for Growing Readers

Help me give my students beginner chapter books like the Scooby Doo, Heidi Heckelbeck, and the Baby Mouse series so they can challenge their minds and continue to gain confidence in reading.

  • $195 goal

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My Students

Our district is one of the most diverse in the nation. Our students come from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, speak multiple languages and perform on a wide range of academic abilities. It is amazing to educate children who are so different from one another. They have some of the most fun and vibrant personalities and I am excited every day​ I am able to work with them. I have never met more hardworking students!

With all of the demands we put on our young students, they deserve a chance to learn through hands-on activities, in a fun and engaging environment.

We try our best as a school and community to present our students with creative ways to express their knowledge. I am so excited to bring new opportunities to my students. I can't wait to inspire them to become more motivated learners and kinder citizens.

My Project

I am lucky enough to teach some very fun and hard working students. They come to school everyday ready to learn and try their best. We are half way through their second grade school year and they are ready to start reading chapter books. They are so proud to be reaching this milestone in their education and I want them to continue their love for good literature and learning by getting them hooked on some awesome series of books like Heidi Heckelbeck, Baby Mouse and Scooby Doo Mysteries (where they get to choose their own endings). I remember reading books where you got to choose your own adventure and they were so motivating and

I am striving to provide my students with a rich reading environment and set the foundation for a love for reading and books.

When a child falls in love with a book, they often look for ones with similar characters or themes. Reading a series fulfills this desire and is what often what causes parents to say, "they won't put that book down!" I would love it if all of my students could find a series of books they enjoy to read. I want to give them the chance to strengthen their literacy skills in a way that doesn't feel like an assignment, but something they enjoy.

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

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The Heidi Heckelbeck Ten-Book Collection: Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret; Casts a Spell; and the Cookie Contest; in Disguise; Gets Glasses; and the ... Christmas Surprise; and the Tie-Dyed Bunny • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
The Babymousetastic Boxed Set! • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Babymouse #5: Heartbreaker • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Mystery of the Mayhem Mansion (You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Ghost of the Bermuda Triangle (You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Fright at Zombie Farm (You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Salem Witch Showdown (You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Terror of the Bigfoot Beast (You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Secret of the Sea Creature (You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Case of the Cheese Thief (You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Secret of the Flying Saucer (You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Babymouse: Rock Star • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
The Mystery of the Aztec Tomb (You Choose Stories: Scooby-Doo) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08

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