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Ms. Herb from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Today, Leaders Tomorrow

My students need BOOKS for a classroom library in my room. As a new teacher, I don't have enough books for them to read during independent time, centers, Daily 5, and guided reading.

  • $585 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 24 WONDERFUL second graders in my classroom. I have students that are very bright for their age and are placed in enrichment and gifted programs, and I also have students who are in Reading Recovery programs and receive various supports throughout the building. There are tons of personalities going through the room with some kiddos being energetic and outgoing and others being shy and slow-to-warm-up.

Since our school is an ESL school, I also have a lot of students from diverse backgrounds including Lithuanian, Arabic, Spanish, and Indian.

ALL of the students are so kind, caring, respectful, and honest and I care for each and every one of them so much already. I have 13 adorable little girls who are fun, energetic, and sweet. Complimenting them nicely, are my 11 "cool" boys who definitely keep me on my toes trying to come up with new ways to meet their BUSY ways!

All of my students are so well-behaved and hard-working and receive so many compliments from other teachers, special teachers, lunch room monitors, recess monitors, and more. I can't begin to express enough how each and every one of them deserves the WORLD!

My Project

These books will help create and expand my classroom library, which will give my students more opportunity to learn and develop a love for reading. Supporting students to become strategic and fluent readers is very important in second grade, as they build on those concepts greatly in upper elementary.

As our district heavily implements the Daily 5 in our Language Arts curriculum, it is very important that students have a variety of books to choose from that interests them and compliments their skill level.

The students will be able to choose 3-5 books from our classroom library every week, and keep the books in their book bins. When guided reading takes place, the students will utilize these books through Daily 5 centers where they will "read to self", "read to someone", and "listen to reading" with the awesome selection of children's books I will have to offer them in my classroom library.

Ms. Herb
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level K Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $91.10 1 $91.10
Guided Reading Collection: Level H Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $91.05 1 $91.05
Giggle, Giggle, Quack • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Lorax • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Little Prince • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout-CD • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bears in the Night • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Stone Soup • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Dad, Jackie, and Me • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mr Poppers Penguin • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Color of His Own • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Look What I Can Do • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henny Penny • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Went Walking • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hansel and Gretel • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
We Are Best Friends • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Chick and the Duckling • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Really Happened to Humpty? From the Files of a Hard-Boiled Detective • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Boy Who Cried Ninja • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • AKJ Education $5.55 1 $5.55
What's It Like to Be a Fish? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Bad Case of Stripes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Froggy Learns to Swim • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What Lives in a Shell? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Adelita A Mexican Cinderella Story • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fables • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Seriously, Cinderella Is So Annoying! The Story of Cinderella As Told by The Wicked Stepmother • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks! The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk As Told by the Giant • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Junie B. Jones #22: One-Man Band • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Junie B. Jones #16: Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
A Picture for Harold's Room • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dirty Larry • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
The Lion and the Mouse • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.18 1 $3.18
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Scholastic Reader Level 2: More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Danny and the Dinosaur: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Biscuit • AKJ Education $2.80 1 $2.80
Lights Out, Night's Out • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
My Ears • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Moo Hoo • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Seeing Green(Hannah Montana, Bk 8) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Truth or Dare (Hannah Montana) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Hold On Tight: (Hannah Montana, Bk 5) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Super Sneak (Hannah Montana Bk 3) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
The Little Land • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Game Of Hearts (Hannah Montana) • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00
Go, Speed Racer, Go!: A Price Stern Sloan Reader • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

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