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Ms. O. from Cambridge MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Needing Lots of Reading

My students need 39 high quality books for read-alouds and independent reading time with titles from "The Ghost-Eye Tree" to "The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau".

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

My school is located in a diverse neighborhood.

In addition to the rich diversity, we are a lower income school. To meet the challenges of our population we have embarked on an extended day program to ensure our children are receiving the best education possible. I have also embarked on a new challenge this year...a new grade. I teach twenty second graders that have a thirst for literature.

My Project

I am asking for your help to provide these students with some independent reading series books and a broad selection of biography books for read-alouds and models for writer's workshop. They love the Henry and Mudge series and M & M series books. Once they read one they want to read the whole series! Through biographies they learn about important people in history. Biographies inspire, teach us about time and place and and bring history to life. These books create an excellent model for their own writing.

What kind of an impact do you think a great book has on a student?

I hope you are thinking the same thing as me. Know that any help you can provide is having a major impact on the lives of twenty seven and eight year olds. Thank you!

Ms. O.
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 20 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Punctuation Takes a Vacation Robin Pulver, Lynn Rowe Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.92 1 $12.92
How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon Series #1) Cressida Cowell, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock, Cressida Cowell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.91 1 $7.91
I Spy Fly Guy! Tedd Arnold • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Super Fly Guy Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hi! Fly Guy Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fly High, Fly Guy! Tedd Arnold • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy Tedd Arnold • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hooray for Fly Guy! Tedd Arnold • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hog-eye Susan Meddaugh • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon (Henry and Mudge Series #4) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge: The First Book Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble (Henry and Mudge Series #2) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat (Henry and Mudge Series #8) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time (Henry and Mudge Series #3) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover (Henry and Mudge Series #27) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days (Henry and Mudge Series #5) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Henry and Mudge Series #21) Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea (Henry and Mudge Series #6) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test (Henry and Mudge Series #10) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend (Henry and Mudge Series #11) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Grandfather's Journey Allen Say, Allen Say (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.20 1 $12.20
America's Champion Swimmer : Gertrude Ederle David A. Adler, Terry Widener (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Doreen Rappaport, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.92 1 $12.92
Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: An Illuminating History of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, Artist and Lecturer Barbara Kerley, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.52 1 $14.52
Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way Peter Golenbock, Paul Lee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.68 1 $13.68
My Name Is Celia:The Life of Celia Cruz/ Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz Monica Brown, Rafael Lopez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.48 1 $11.48
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Ellen Levine, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei Peter Sis, Peter Sis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.39 1 $15.39
Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein Don Brown • Barnes and Noble $13.68 1 $13.68
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.24 1 $12.24
My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Christine King Farris, Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator), Chris Soentpiet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.23 1 $16.23
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau Dan Yaccarino • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
Snowflake Bentley Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Illustrator), Mary Azarian (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.08 1 $10.08
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books Kay Winters, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.49 1 $14.49
The Ghost-Eye Tree Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, Ted Rand (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.34 1 $15.34
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.76 1 $10.76

Materials cost

$341.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$356.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.15

Total project goal

$434.17

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.17

8 Donors

-$434.17

Donations toward project cost

-$356.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.15

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$0.00

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