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Mrs. Slater from Kellyville OK is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Open a Book, Open a Mind

Help me give my students books, books, and more books so their imaginations and minds will grow, and they may see the world and its history!

  • $671 goal

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My Students

I teach in a public second grade classroom in the middle of Oklahoma. My little second graders come in everyday eager to open a book and discover a new place. One of my students, love reading about animals and will eagerly tell me every detail they have just read and learned. I have another student who desires to learn about science, particularly chemistry. And I have one little girl in my class who turns her head at anything princess or pink. She is a strong girl who looks for books in my classroom library about other strong girls and women.

While some of my students struggle with reading and others fly through a book with ease, they are all eager to read more!

I am amazed to see their curiosity and enthusiasm each day. I feel honored to be their teacher.

My Project

These books and magazines will be in little hands of my current students and many future students. The variety of books selected will help them gain a better understanding of our world and the people and animals that live in our world. I hope it will create an interest to explore nature and learn how to preserve it. These students are in desperate need for books to reach their hands and minds. With many second graders still on kindergarten and first grade reading levels, I hope these books will inspire them to fall in love with reading and overcome the loss of learning from the pandemic.

Students only need a book and their imagination to go places they may only dream about.

I hope to make those dreams endless in my classroom and in their future.

Mrs. Slater
Grades PreK-2
    More than half of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 25 students.

    2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Faces • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Cricket • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Cobblestone • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Mossy • Amazon Business $15.69 2 $31.38
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom! • Amazon Business $22.29 1 $22.29
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder: Books 1-6 • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
The First Dog • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
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 $16.53 1 $16.53
My Favorite Spooky Stories Box Set: 5 Silly, Not-Too-Scary Tales! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
I am Leonardo da Vinci (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Cozy • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
The Tea Party in the Woods • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Sunlight on the Snow Leopard (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
The Hike: (Nature Book for Kids, Outdoors-Themed Picture Book for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners) • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Honey... Honey... Lion! A Story from Africa (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
A Squash and a Squeeze • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Snakes for Kids: A Junior Scientist's Guide to Venom, Scales, and Life in the Wild • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Three Snow Bears • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Annie And The Wild Animals (Send a Story) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Over and Under the Snow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Snow Leopards and Other Wild Cats (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ellie Tames the Tiger (22) (The Critter Club) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
The Mitten • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Marley's Big Adventure (Marly / I Can Read Book 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Gruffalo • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pony Scouts: Runaway Ponies! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pony Scouts: The Camping Trip (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Foxes (L2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Best Chef in Second Grade (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Amazing Snakes! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Amazing Animal Journeys • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Marley: Farm Dog (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Kids Readers: Animal Armor (L1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pony Scouts: The Trail Ride (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lulu Goes to Witch School (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Porky and Bess (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Trains • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Glowing Animals (L1/Co-Reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Hungry, Hungry Sharks (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Alexander Hamilton: A Plan for America (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Stinky Giant (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Want to Be a Doctor (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
George Washington: The First President (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Katie Fry, Private Eye #1: The Lost Kitten (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L2: Slinky, Scaly Snakes (DK Readers Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow: A Book About How Living Things Grow • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Story of Spider-Man (Level 2) (World of Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pony Mysteries #1: Penny and Pepper (Scholastic Reader, Level 3): Penny & Pepper • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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