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Mrs. Smiley from Shaw AFB SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My World + My Story

My students need nonfiction books they can relate to and ways to organize their writing materials so they can publish their own writing.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

Our second grade class loves to read! We are a title 1 school located on a military base in South Carolina. We have students in both Airforce and Army families. Our class is 50% military. We are a diverse group with the military students having lived in different countries around the world and the 50 states; while most of those that are nonmilitry have not traved out of our state. We are a small town and most of the students in our class ride the bus to school. Our school is 100% free breakfast and lunch.

During second grade students are becoming independent readers and need to have their writing closely connected to what they read.

Our class enjoys working together to become great learners! We are hands on learners and especially love to learn about science and the world around us through social studies.

My Project

My students enjoy writing but struggle with choosing a topic. It is difficult for second graders to narrow their topic and focus on one area. The nonfiction books will give them background information they can relate to and help them see that interesting topics are right around them in their everyday lives. The organization will be used to store their ongoing writing.

Second graders struggle with getting their ideas down on paper.

We will use the nonfiction books to build background and begin writing a personal story. Once that story is on paper they then struggle with the actual handwriting and penmanship. The dry erase envelopes will be used so that the students can edit their writing without having to constantly erase and rewrite.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME FOR KIDS(r) Nonfiction Readers Grade 2 Complete Set (30-Book Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $193.76 1 $193.76
10 Drawer Mobile Organizer • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $64.53 1 $64.53
GG379 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
Step Into Reading Book Set - Level 3 (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91

Materials cost

$434.16

Vendor shipping charges

$7.10

State sales tax

$30.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.71

Total project goal

$598.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.09

1 Donor

-$299.03

Donations toward project cost

-$254.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.85

match offer

-$299.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$254.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.86

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$0.00

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