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Mrs. Rhonda Jones from Wilmington NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Second Grade Classroom Needs Fun Books!

Help me give my students a better variety of books to read that are in our academic study area and will grab their attention!

  • $562 goal

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My Students

I have a wonderful group of second graders! This is their first year without an assistant in the classroom and they are working really hard to become more independent while growing as a learner. My goal for my students is to surround them with a great variety of reading and writing so that they may find a love in both reading and writing in the classroom. I think each child has their own special style and preferences when it comes to reading and writing. I want to make sure I have the materials to support this love for reading and writing. I have recently changed grade levels and need some help in expanding my classroom library to include: poetry books, recipe books, and joke books. I would also love to have some special supplies to help my students organize and develop as writers!

My Project

I am a new teacher to second grade! My students are incredible! They want to read, but are having trouble with finding books that they "love." My classroom library is limited and needs some new "faces."

Our class will be focusing on Poetry and making/writing lists for fun activities (including directions and recipes).

I would love for them to explore different author's writing style and see examples of how reading and writing work together.

I also have a wide range of abilities in my classroom. All children love joke books. Since we have a joke of the day, students love to read joke books and try to have a joke of their own. Even my lower level readers are not intimidated by the joke books and work diligently to decode and decipher what they read to make sense of it! It is wonderful to watch as their "light bulbs" come on!

I feel that in order to help my students develop a love for reading, that the addition of these genre books will open doors and expose them to unfamiliar, but exciting print options!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom! • Amazon Business $23.86 1 $23.86
Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected For Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $21.53 1 $21.53
The Poetry of US: More than 200 poems that celebrate the people, places, and passions of the United States • Amazon Business $20.30 1 $20.30
Complete Children's Cookbook: Delicious Step-by-Step Recipes for Young Cooks • Amazon Business $19.13 1 $19.13
Upside Down: The Poems & Drawings of C.G. Metz • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems • Amazon Business $15.22 1 $15.22
Stinkleberry Pie: and other ridiculous rhymes • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Riddles and Jokes For Kids and Family: 300 Fun Riddles, Brain Teasers and 500 Funny Jokes That Kids and Family Will Enjoy and Tickle Your Funny Bone - Ages 5-7 7-9 9-12 • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Super Simple Baking for Kids: Learn to Bake with over 55 Easy Recipes for Cookies, Muffins, Cupcakes and More! • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!) • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
The Try Not to Laugh Challenge: Joke Book for Kids and Family: Tickle Your Funny Bone Edition: A Fun and Interactive Joke Book for Boys and Girls: Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 Years Old (Volume) • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Kids Pick the Funniest Poems • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Wacky Jokes for Kids: Over 500 Kids' Jokes including One-Liners, Knock-Knock Jokes, Tongue Twisters and Wacky Facts for Kids - Perfect for kids ages 5 to 12. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
101 Animal Jokes for Kids: Giggle inducing, silly kid jokes about animals. Early reader book, great for ages 6-8 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The New Kid on the Block • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs • Amazon Business $8.01 1 $8.01
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
A Pizza the Size of the Sun • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
No More Homework! No More Tests!: Kids' Favorite Funny School Poems (Giggle Poetry) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Silly Jokes for Silly Kids. Children's joke book age 5-12 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jokes for Kids: The Best Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters, Knock-Knock jokes, and One liners for kids: Kids Joke books ages 7-9 8-12 • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Laugh Attack!: The BIGGEST, Best Joke Book EVER (Highlights™ Laugh Attack! Joke Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Spider-Man Presents The Marvel Joke Book • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids • Amazon Business $4.30 1 $4.30
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Get the Giggles: A First Joke Book • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Laugh-Out-Loud Animal Jokes for Kids (Laugh-out-loud Jokes for Kids) • Amazon Business $3.53 1 $3.53
More Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Laugh-Out-Loud A+ Jokes for Kids (Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids) • Amazon Business $2.60 1 $2.60

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