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  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Brookman
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Read All About It: Content Text for Learning

My students need quality materials to read, and therefore learn, about our second grade content.

My Students

Textbooks are things of the past! Students are now learning from Internet sources, teacher-created materials, and trade books related to the curriculum. I am trying to build a library of leveled trade books so that all of my students have equitable access to the curriculum.

My students are bright and inquisitive.

They have many questions and are used to being able to get answers! Our school is a large elementary school K-5. We are very proud of our diversity. We have a wide variety of students from many cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We have an increasing number of students for whom English is a second language. We also have a large number of free and reduced lunch students. Often science and social studies are particularly difficult for these students. Some lack background knowledge, content vocabulary, or both. Within these groups and outside of them, we have students that are gifted and experienced. Teaching in this setting is both challenging and rewarding. Pairing up students for cooperative learning and paired reading is a teaching tool that has benefited the students in my classroom.

My Project

I am requesting content reading material that will help students build a deep foundation and a more rich contextual map of the topics that we study in the classroom. I have requested books that span the academic areas we study. From parts of speech to ancient Egypt, poetry to probability, I have tried to pick texts that will enable my students to learn from reading. I have paid mind to the varied levels that I have in my classroom in my choices as well.

I hope that I can find like-minded people that know the value of reading to learn.

We live in an an age where textbooks don't always meet the needs of the classroom. Teachers are able to customize their libraries to meet the needs of their students and their curriculum. I hope to do just that with your help!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Odds Get Even: The Day the Odd Numbers Went on Strike • Amazon $16.91 1 $16.91
How to Think Like a Scientist: Answering Questions by the Scientific Method • Amazon $15.20 1 $15.20
It's Probably Penny • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Twelve Snails to One Lizard: A Tale of Mischief and Measurement • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
What Do You Do When Something Wants To Eat You? • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme • Amazon $12.48 1 $12.48
The Scientific Method in Fairy Tale Forest • Amazon $12.00 1 $12.00
Leveled Poems for Small-Group Reading Lessons: 40 Just-Right Poems for Guided Reading Levels E-N With Mini-Lessons That Teach Key Phonics Skills, Build Fluency, and Meet the Common Core • Amazon $11.92 1 $11.92
I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon $11.89 1 $11.89
The Powhatan (First Americans (Benchmark)) • Amazon $11.86 1 $11.86
More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life (A Kid's Guide series) • Amazon $11.76 1 $11.76
National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt: Dig Into a Treasure Trove of Facts, Photos, and Fun • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
Explore Earth's Five Oceans (Explore the Continents) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
The Abcs of Habitats (Abcs of the Natural World) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Mad Margaret Experiments with the Scientific Method (In the Science Lab) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Joe-Joe the Wizard Brews Up Solids, Liquids, and Gases (In the Science Lab) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
What's the Matter in Mr. Whiskers' Room? • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Would You Survive?: Animal and Plant Adaptation (Raintree Fusion) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
What Is A Scientist ? • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
If You Were an Adjective (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
If You Were an Even Number (Math Fun) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
How do Animals Adapt? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
If You Were a Verb (Word Fun) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
If You Were an Odd Number (Math Fun) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
One Bean • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Plant Adaptations (My Science Library, Levels 1-2) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Striker Jones: Elementary Economics For Elementary Detectives, Second Edition (Volume 1) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Do You Wanna Bet?: Your Chance to Find Out About Probability • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Water Cycle (First Facts, Water All Around) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Water Cycle (Earth and Space Science) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
The Powhatan (Lifeways) • Amazon $4.76 1 $4.76
The Pueblos (True Books: American Indians) • Amazon $4.00 1 $4.00
The Lakota Sioux (True Books: American Indians) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Magnets (All Aboard Science Reader) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$340.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.30

Total project goal

$442.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$442.00

5 Donors

-$409.65

Donations toward project cost

-$358.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.95

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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