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Ms. Pounsberry from Laurel DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Will Become Super Readers!

My students need books they are able to read upon entering 2nd grade! They will love the collections I have chosen, like Ezra Jack Keats books, Junie B. and Mr. Putter!

  • $504 goal

This project expired on November 9, 2013.

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My Students

Do you remember how much you wished the stories you read when you were young could go on-and-on? Well, the books I have chosen for my 2nd graders seem to do just that! Characters like Junie B. Jones, Biscuit and Mr. Putter & Tabby will provide hours and hours of reading enjoyment for my class!

My 2nd grade class is Title I.

The area is high poverty. The children do not have many opportunities to read at home. Therefore, it is hard for them to retain the reading skills acquired in 1st grade. Many of them do not own books and may not be able to visit the local public library. When they come back from summer, they are basically 1st grade readers. Their reading skills will soar when they dive into these books that have stories and characters they can relate to! Biscuit, Mr. Putter and Tabby, Junie B. Jones, and the books by Ezra Jack Keats will provide endless hours of reading enjoyment while simultaneously sharpening valuable reading skills! They will find book after book featuring their favorite characters and they will, no doubt, become fluent and adept readers! The lower level Biscuit books will provide a stair-step to reading the slightly more difficult chapter books selected. Mr. Putter books span more than 1 grade level, motivating and spurring them on!

My Project

Junie B. Jones books are not only funny, but students love this 1st and 2nd grade character. There are many books in the collection. Children enjoy the humor and can relate to her on many levels. The Biscuit collection provides an easy reading opportunity to help the children gain the confidence necessary to move on to the more difficult books, including chapter books. Ezra Jack Keats was one of the first authors to diversify characters in a child's book. My diverse population of students will more than relate to his stories! They will be with Peter as he explores his Snowy Day. They will find they are not alone as Peter adjusts to his new sibling in Peter's Chair. Mr. Putter & Tabby books lure the reader to read on as the lonely, grandfatherly character and his cat, Tabby, share experiences. The books allow children to use inference skills and imagery without being aware it is happening. The books span across reading levels and children want to read them all!

My project is important because reading ability is the key to all other education.

If a child learns to love to read, and has multiple opportunities to do so, chances are excellent that a life-long-learner will be born! Having a great collection in the classroom makes it possible for all children to read multiple books. It allows book talks by and among children. I love growing readers! I am thrilled when I see the signs! Loving to read and learn is a life-long habit starting early in school!

Ms. Pounsberry
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junie B. Jones • AKJ Books $99.70 1 $99.70
Mr. Putter & Tabby • AKJ Books $75.35 1 $75.35
Ezra Jack Keats • AKJ Books $20.69 1 $20.69
Biscuit • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76
Biscuit • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones Series • AKJ Books $10.79 1 $10.79
Biscuit''s My First I Can Read Book Collection • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (Junie B. Jones S • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Mind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Biscuit Loves Mother''s Day • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Biscuit Loves Father''s Day • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones Has a Monster under Her Bed • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim''s Birthday • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Gives a Gift • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Is Thankful • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit''s Hanukkah • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit''s Snowy Day • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Visits the Doctor • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Wins a Prize • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s Big Friend • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s Birthday • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s Day at the Farm • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s Earth Day Celebration • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s First Beach Day • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s First Sleepover • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s First Trip • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s New Trick • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit''s Show and Share Day • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit and the Little Pup • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit and the Baby • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Plays Ball • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Takes a Walk • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Visits the Big City • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit Loves Father''s Day • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00

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