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Mrs. Quinn from N Charleston SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Explore the World

My students need biographies about role models that are written on their reading levels and pop culture books to help keep them engaged and excited about reading!

  • $333 goal

This project expired on June 2, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are explorers of the world. They're always looking, considering, and taking a closer look. In order to develop their higher level thinking skills, they need to be met where they are, which means books that spark their interests about the world surrounding them.

They are amazing second graders, many of whom have home lives that I myself could not imagine, but they come to school everyday.

Some days with a smile, some days not, but they are here, ready to explore and grow together. My school is a 2nd to 5th grade elementary school located in North Charleston, South Carolina, in what is known as the "innovation zone." Charleston County is working to accomplish vision 2016, which is in the process of being written but is focused on helping students in high need areas to receive a high quality education focused on college and beyond.

My Project

I want to have a library in my classroom in which every student is able to find his or her new favorite book. I will organize my books by levels, and I will create a chart so my students are able to track their reading improvement as the year develops. It is my goal, as well as my students', that every single student will be reading at a third grade level by the end of the year. If you help me, these students will nurture a love for reading and you will be part of their success and path to college and beyond. If we are able to motivate them together to embrace reading, their lives will change for the better. Be part of the change; help them to discover a world beyond their own.

My students need a place that gets them excited to read and includes new worlds not yet discovered.

Help my Explorers to travel and create an imagination full of new ideas. Please join us on our voyage!

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon $13.29 1 $13.29
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink • Amazon $12.16 1 $12.16
The Year of Billy Miller • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 • Amazon $7.39 1 $7.39
What Was the March on Washington? • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
DK Biography: Gandhi • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
What Was the First Thanksgiving? • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Charles Darwin? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was...?) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Claude Monet? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was...?) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
The Littlest Elf • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat! • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon $4.04 1 $4.04
Iron Man, Armored Adventures: The Crimson Dynamo Returns! (Step-into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Dancing with the Star (SpongeBob SquarePants) (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Friends Forever (Disney/Pixar Toy Story) (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
The Incredible Dash (The Incredibles Step into Reading, Step 3) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious: Tickled Pink • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Party Time! (SpongeBob SquarePants) (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Disney Princess: A Pony for a Princess (Step into Reading, Step 2) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Despicable Me: My Dad the Super Villain • Amazon $3.90 1 $3.90
A Horse and a Hero (Disney Tangled) (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.88 1 $3.88
Despicable Me 2: Meet the Minions (Passport to Reading Level 2) • Amazon $3.76 1 $3.76
Monster Trucks! (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.74 1 $3.74
The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon $3.68 1 $3.68
Time For Kids: Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.68 1 $3.68
Game On! (Disney Wreck-It Ralph) (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Bones (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Shampoodle (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
A Mother's Love (Disney/Pixar Brave) (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Super Spies (Disney/Pixar Cars 2) (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Pinkalicious and the Pinkatastic Zoo Day (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Fancy Nancy: Puppy Party • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Pioneer (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Pinkalicious: Flower Girl • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Great Train Mystery (SpongeBob SquarePants) (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina • Amazon $2.65 1 $2.65

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