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Ms. MacKenzie from Saco ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Once Upon A Book Club 2

Help me give my students high interest, leveled chapter books and storage bins for the classroom library. My goal is to introduce the second students to as may chapter book series as I can before summer break

  • $328 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school in Maine, where approximately 50% of the school population receives free or reduced-price lunch. Our school provides some students with a needed food for weekends, and our school runs a food pantry for our families. We have a school garden and greenhouse, where students can learn how food gets from the garden to a table. Despite some hardships, the students in my classroom are eager to learn and do their best. I love teaching my students and helping them blossom into successful lifelong learners.

My second grade students arrive at school every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited to take on the day's challenges.

I tell my students everyday, "I believe in you" and "I am not going to give up on you" and "You can do it." My classroom has two themes. One theme revolves around growth mindset ~ the power of the word YET. Instead of saying, "I can't do it." We say, "I can't do it...YET." The second theme is mindfulness. It is essential that my students know how to calm their bodies and minds because students are better able to access learning in the classroom.

My Project

Once students are hooked onto the first book in a series, they often want to read more books written by that same author! By purchasing the first book in a series and having book clubs with them in the classroom, students will become familiar with a new book series. This project will help students to engage in club style reading as well as independent reading by introducing students to new authors and series.

Help me give my second grade students more series books to add to our classroom library, so that students can continue to cultivate their love of reading.

In today's world of technology, it is essential that we help young students find joy in books. With quality reading materials my students will be able to explore places with their imaginations, go on adventures with new characters, and expand their knowledge. These books have been chosen with my students in mind. New books will allow me to reach different levels and interests of all my students. We also are in need of book bins to organize the series books we received from Donors Choose project(s).

Book clubs offer a great way to get students talking with their peers and sharing their love of reading. When students read together they have an opportunity to practice fluency as well as comprehension skills. Book clubs challenge students to use academic language, make inferences and question. By supporting this project, you will provide my students with access to higher level texts that supports reading growth as well as the love of reading.

Students learn many necessary skills when provided with quality reading materials. Access to these new captivating books will have a lasting impact. The ultimate goal is to create life long readers.

Ms. MacKenzie
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Scoop Front Storage Bins, Clear (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
The Critter Club Collection #2: Amy Meets Her Stepsister; Ellie's Lovely Idea; Liz at Marigold Lake; Marion Strikes a Pose • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
The Critter Club Collection: A Purrfect Four-Book Boxed Set: Amy and the Missing Puppy; All About Ellie; Liz Learns a Lesson; Marion Takes a Break • Amazon Business $19.19 2 $38.38
Amy Is a Little Bit Chicken (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Nate the Great Goes Undercover • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Marion and the Secret Letter (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.55 2 $11.10
Nate the Great • Amazon Business $5.39 2 $10.78
Nate the Great and the Stolen Base • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Liz's Night at the Museum (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Amy on Park Patrol (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ellie Steps Up to the Plate (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Liz and the Sand Castle Contest (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Marion Takes Charge (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Amy's Very Merry Christmas (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Liz and the Nosy Neighbor (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01

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