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Ms. Arnesen from Woodland Hills CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is What's Write!

Help me give my students new chapter books to read and write about together while we learn virtually, and a Teacher Pay Teachers gift card!

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The future begins today in our classrooms! My room of second grade students consists of various achievement levels-- but all of my students are inquisitive, creative, and have a thirst for knowledge. It is a diverse group of students, including students who have identified learning disabilities.

About twenty percent of our school community are from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

They represent many countries and languages from around the world. In my class alone, there are six different languages spoken. My students enjoy sharing information, making observations, exploring the world, problem solving, researching, and expressing themselves creatively.

My Project

My students love common experiences while we are separated and learning from home. We would love to read a new chapter book together then create a writing project around this reading. The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney is a tale of friendship, responsibility, and open mindedness. It teaches these lessons through a hamster who becomes a classroom pet. Students will learn these important lessons by learning to observe other species.

Ideas for creative writing lessons are frequently created by teachers who work with students in the same grade level.

Teachers Pay Teachers is a resource for finding these creative lessons and will help students develop writing skills not only for this chapter book but others as well.

Ms. Arnesen
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The World According to Humphrey • AKJ Education $4.89 24 $117.36
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 1 $100.00

Materials cost

$217.36

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$10.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$267.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.18

Total project goal

$314.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$314.54

1 Donor

-$314.54

Donations toward project cost

-$267.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.18

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$0.00

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