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Mrs. Manion from Arboga CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Book Read-Aloud Magic!

My students need picture books for me to read aloud to them that spark a love of reading and learning!

  • $570 goal

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My Students

I teach second grade at a rural school. Each year my second graders are enthusiastic learners, who work extremely hard all year long. They love learning and are motivated to grow. During 2nd grade they are starting to transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. We work all year to develop a love of reading. I hope to ignite a passion for reading that they will have for the rest of their lives. 2nd grade is a fantastic year!

My Project

One of my favorite memories of school as a child was sitting on the carpet listening to my teachers read. I also remember coming in from recess and lying my head down on the desk transporting myself to wherever the read-aloud took us that day. I loved read-alouds then and I still love them today, specifically picture book read-alouds.

I want to ignite my students energy and passion for reading and learning through engaging picture book read-alouds this year.

My project has books for different parts of my day that cover several different areas including reading, writing, and social emotional skills. Some of the books will be used to develop reading comprehension and others will be used to engage students and prepare them to tackle a certain genre of writing. There are also books to help students grow socially and emotionally. Students will be able to gain skills to work effectively with their classmate through examples in these stories. My goal is to use these books to help develop my students as a whole.

I have lessons and activities for each one of these picture books that will excite my students each day. This project is something that will not just benefit this year's students, but all of my students in the future. I can't wait to engage my students throughout this year using these picture book read-alouds!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $17.14 1 $17.14
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Good People Everywhere • Amazon Business $15.06 1 $15.06
It's Okay to Make Mistakes • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
The Leaving Morning (Theme 5: Home Sweet Home) • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
The Golden Rule • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Peanut Butter & Cupcake • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Everyone • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Almost • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
Respect and Take Care of Things (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Stella Tells Her Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
The Thankful Book • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
Library Lion • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them (Dino Life Guides for Families) • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Feel Good Book • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
How to Lose All Your Friends (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
The OK Book • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
Fireflies • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59

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