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Mrs. Leach from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Unlocks Your Imagination!

Help me give my students Magic School Bus and Arthur series chapter books to build their fluency and love for reading!

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school saying is, "Better today than yesterday! Better tomorrow than today!" I want to make their tomorrow better!

My class consists of a diverse group of learners.

My class has 26 second grade students of varying abilities. The socio-economic background of our students is reflected by our 97% free and reduced-price lunch rate.

I teach in an urban inner city school rich with diversity. Most of my students need additional learning materials to meet grade level expectations. Please help me to make tomorrow better for them!

My Project

My students are enthusiastic learners! They enjoy learning about the world around them. As a child I loved grabbing a book and finding a quiet corner to read. My mom would drop me off at the public library every Saturday afternoon so I could spend hours looking and reading books. I have always loved to read!

Having exciting chapter books available for my students to read will unlock their imagination!

Having the Magic School Bus chapter books in my classroom library will allow my students to choose exciting adventures to read. The Magic School Bus series has exciting science topics that also teach scientific content to the reader. My students will gain knowledge about twisters, bats, sharks, skeletal systems, germs, electricity, whales, volcanoes and more while also gaining fluency skills while reading.

Having Arthur series chapter books by Marc Brown available to my students will be exciting and engaging. This series has a set group of characters that my students will enjoy following from one adventure to another. Having a series available helps your struggling readers to learn comprehension skills. My students will be able to know about the characters before reading the next story. They will be able to focus on the events in the story and the problem and solution. This will help to build their comprehension skills which will lend to increasing fluency skills.

I chose these books in groups of 6 so I could have them for a group of students to read and then discuss in a literature circle. I enjoy listening to my students taped sessions in literature circles.

Thank you for considering our book project! I'd love to instill a love for reading in my students. I'd love to send them off to third grade as life long readers and thinkers!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Arthur and the Seventh-Inning Stretcher Arthur Good Sports Chapter Book 2 • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #15: Voyage to the Volcano • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #6: The Giant Germ The Giant Germ • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
The Magic School Bus Chapter Book #03 Wild Whale Watch • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
Search for the Missing Bones, The • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #5: Twiser Trouble Twister Trouble • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #20: Rocks and Minerals Rocks & Minerals • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #1: The Truth About Bats Truth About Bats • AKJ Education $4.49 6 $26.94
Arthur Locked in the Library! An Arthur Chapter Book • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club An Arthur Chapter Book • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Arthur and the Mystery of the Stolen Bike • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
The Great Shark Escape The Great Shark Escape • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
The Magic School Bus Chapter Book #17 • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Arthur Rocks with Binky An Arthur Chapter Book • AKJ Education $3.50 6 $21.00
Arthur and the Cootie-Catcher An Arthur Chapter Book • AKJ Education $2.50 6 $15.00

Materials cost

$381.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.70

Total project goal

$491.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$491.33

6 Donors

-$320.15

Donations toward project cost

-$302.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.27

match offer

-$135.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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