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Mrs. Delfino-Karl from Chandler AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books For Our Classroom Library to Motivate 2nd Graders!

My students need 50 books to improve our classroom library including non-fiction books such as, Our Bones, I Want to Be a Vet, and All About Money.

  • $369 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love reading and enjoy our classroom library, however, the choices for early/beginning readers are limited. I want my students to have an array of choices of books to choose from that will motivate them to learn more regardless of their reading level.

I teach second graders and for many of them, English is their second language.

They are very eager to learn! Our school is a Title I school and many of our families do not have books of their own at home. Students and families rely on our classroom libraries and school library for great literature!

My Project

The new books will go into our classroom library right away for students to get their hands on them! The books will be sorted by theme and reading level and students will be free to choose books that are at their level and that catch their interest. They will also be used for teacher read alouds, science projects, math lessons, and literature studies.

New books are absolutely the best gift for a classroom!

These books would enrich our classroom and would get my students excited to learn about new topics, share their learning with others, and motivate them to want to read more.

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Mrs. Delfino-Karl
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Horses Seymour Simon, Seymour Simon (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Recess Queen Alexis O''Neill, Alexis O''Neil, Laura Huliska-Be • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Big Words for Little People • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
1st Human Body Encyclopedia • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
A Chair for My Mother • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Fancy Nancy: Ooh La la!: It''s Beauty Day Jane O''Connor, Robi • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Bats! Strange and Wonderful • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Feel Confident! • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pigs Will Be Pigs • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
My Amazing Body: A First Look at Health and Fitness Pat Thom • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Circulatory System: Why Does My Heart Beat? • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Digestive System: What Makes Me Burp? • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Respiratory System: Why Do I Feel Out of Breath? • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Why am I a Reptile? • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
How a House Is Built • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Spiders Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Doctor De Soto • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Gorillas • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Library Lion • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Emperor''s Egg: Read, Listen, and Wonder Martin Jenkins, • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Penguins • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Let''s Clean Up! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Throw Your Tooth On The Roof • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Too Much Noise • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Ant Cities • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Our Bones • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
All About Money • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
I Want to Be a Zookeeper • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Henry & Mudge and the Starry Night • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Henry & Mudge Wild Goose Chase • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Henry & Mudge & Tumbling Trip • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Jobs People Do - A Day in the Life of a Police Officer • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
I Want to Be a Vet • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Day in the Life of a Teacher • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Wildcats • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Fire Fighter! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Pip Squeak (I Can Read Series: Level 1) Sarah Weeks, Jane Ma • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Berenstain Bears Clean House, The • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Just Critters Who Care • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Tooth Story Margaret McNamara, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Bears! (Time for Kids Series) Editors Of Time For Kids, Nico • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Sharks! (TFK Science Scoops Series) Editors Of Time For Kids • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Bees! (Time for Kids Series) Editors Of Time For Kids, With • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
I Want To Be A Doctor Dan Liebman • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
I Want to Be a Nurse • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
I Want to Be a Builder • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Why Do Snakes Hiss? • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
In the army • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50

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