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Ms. Usrey from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pumping Iron With Books

Help me give my students access to high interest chapter books so they can be successful in our reading program.

  • $562 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

When my second grade students enter my classroom, they come to me with a broad spectrum of learning styles and abilities. As a teacher I want my students to see their full potential, regardless of what background the come from.

I teach in a high poverty school where all students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many students come from homes were resources are limited and where English is a second language. They are eager to learn and need a variety of ways to learn.

My Project

At our school, we implement a program called Reading Rangers. This program is designed to allow students to be successful at the level where they are independently reading and become better readers. Second grade students must graduate to Iron in the Reading Ranger Program. To foster a love of reading, students need to read both fiction and nonfiction books. My classroom library is filled with books that students can choose from.

However, I do not have very many books that prepare them for the Iron level.

In order to graduate their Reading Ranger level, students must read 20 chapter books at different point values. They must be successful with a passing rate of 90% on each quiz.

Since many of my students come to me speaking English as a second language, they need books that are high interest but easy enough for them to comprehend. The books that have been requested meet this requirement. They are high interest and engaging books that students all love to read.

Please help my students become Iron Level readers!

Ms. Usrey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Merlin Missions #1-25 Boxed Set • AKJ Education $109.32 1 $109.32
Dog Man Unleashed (Dog Man #2) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Candy Corn Contest • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
You Can't Scare Me! (Classic Goosebumps #17) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Blob That Ate Everyone (Classic Goosebumps #28) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Let's Get Invisible! (Classic Goosebumps #24) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Shocker on Shock Street (Classic Goosebumps #23) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Stay Out of the Basement (Classic Goosebumps #22) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Vampire Breath (Classic Goosebumps #21) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Phantom of the Auditorium (Classic Goosebumps #20) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Return of the Mummy (Classic Goosebumps #18) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Welcome to Camp Nightmare (Classic Goosebumps #14) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Welcome to Dead House (Classic Goosebumps #13) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Night in Terror Tower (Classic Goosebumps #12) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Werewolf of Fever Swamp (Classic Goosebumps #11) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Say Cheese and Die! (Classic Goosebumps #8) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Be Careful What You Wish For (Classic Goosebumps #7) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (Classic Goosebumps #6) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ghost Beach (Classic Goosebumps #15) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
One Day at Horrorland (Classic Goosebumps #5) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Haunted Mask (Classic Goosebumps #4) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Monster Blood (Classic Goosebumps #3) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Snaggle Doodles • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena (Classic Goosebumps #27) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How I Got My Shrunken Head (Classic Goosebumps #10) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Deep Trouble (Classic Goosebumps #2) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight (Classic Goosebumps #16) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Number One Kid • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
Big Whopper • AKJ Education $4.99 1 $4.99
Junie B. Jones #27: Dumb Bunny • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Junie B. Jones #26: Aloha-ha-ha! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Pop of the Bumpy Mummy: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #6) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Monkey Me and the New Neighbor: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #3) A Branches Book • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Star Time • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Rumble of the Coaster Ghost • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Day of the Night Crawlers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Flurry of the Snombies: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #7) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Charge of the Lightning Bugs: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #8) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #4) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Rise of the Balloon Goons: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #1) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Whack of the P-Rex: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #5) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Flying Feet • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Sky High • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Monkey Me and the School Ghost: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #4) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Monkey Me and the Pet Show: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Bears Beware • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Super Surprise • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Ticket Trouble • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Fish Face • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
B-E-S-T Friends • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Scream For Ice Cream • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
December Secrets • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Pumpkin Patch Puzzle • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Pony Problems • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
All About Ellie • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ellie Steps Up to the Plate • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ellie and the Good-Luck Pig • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Liz and the Sand Castle Contest • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ellie the Flower Girl • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Unicorn Uproar • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Zigzag Zoom • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #11) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$409.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$477.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.25

Total project goal

$561.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$561.68

1 Donor

-$561.68

Donations toward project cost

-$477.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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