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Ms. L. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science and Social Studies Through Books!

The cost of books such as All in a Day, Who is the Beast?, Ant Cities, My Steps and more is $715, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $715 goal

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I teach second grade at O.W. Holmes Elementary School in Chicago. My school serves approximately 750 students in grades Preschool - 8, over 95% of whom qualify for free or reduced price lunches. This will be my first year teaching second grade, and I will be teaching the same students I had as first graders last year. In our first school year together, I frequently integrated read alouds into our science and social studies explorations. My students greatly enjoyed these learning experiences, and they often elected to look at the books on their own time. I'd like to carry this experience to second grade with us. However, I lack many books relating to second grade curriculum! All of the books I have selected pertain directly to what we will be studying this year, and many of the titles are recommended by the curricula guides used at my school. If I can make these books a permanent part of my classroom library, I am confident that my students will read and reread them with as much enthusiasm as second graders as they did in first grade! Thank you!

Ms. L.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Animals of the Oceans Stephen Savage • Barnes and Noble $20.54 1 $20.54
Let's Go! Karin Luisa Badt • Barnes and Noble $19.35 1 $19.35
Big Blue Whale Nicola Davies,Nick Maland (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Just a Dream Chris Van Allsburg • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Market! Ted Lewin • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Milkman's Boy Donald Hall,Greg Shed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Around Town Chris K. Soentpiet • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Gift of the Tree, Vol. 1 Alvin R. Tresselt,Henri Sorensen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale Steven Kellogg • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Chinatown William Low • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
My New York: New Anniversary Edition Kathy Jakobsen • Barnes and Noble $15.16 1 $15.16
Who Is the Beast? Keith Baker • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty Nathan Zimelman,Judith Mathews (Editor),Bill Slavin (Illustrator),Bill Slavin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Do You Know the Difference? Andrea Bishhoff-Miersch,Andrea Bischhoff-Miersch,Michael Bischoff-Miersch • Barnes and Noble $13.95 1 $13.95
All in a Day Mitsumasa Anno • Barnes and Noble $13.77 1 $13.77
My Steps Sally Derby,Adjoa J. Burrowes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.72 1 $13.72
All the Places to Love Patricia MacLachlan,Michael Wimmer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Blood and Guts: A Working Guide to Your Own Insides Linda Allison,The Yolla Bolly Press Staff • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
The Desert Is My Mother (El Desierto Es Mi Madre) Pat Mora,Daniel Lechon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Day's Work Eve Bunting,Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Dove Dianne Stewart,Jude Daly (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Potato: A Tale From The Great Depression Kate Lied,Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Lotus Seed Sherry Garland,Tatsuro Kiuchi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Bones: Our Skeletal System Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ox-Cart Man Donald Hall,Barbara Cooney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
New Coat for Anna Harriet Ziefert,Anita Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Crinkleroots Guide To Knowing Animal Habitats Jim Arnosky • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Mrs. Katz and Tush Patricia Polacco • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea Vera B. & Jennifer Williams,Jennifer Williams • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Desert Voices Byrd Baylor,Peter Parnall • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
If You Are a Hunter of Fossils, Vol. 1 Byrd Baylor,Peter Parnall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Climbing Kansas Mountains George Shannon,Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10 Judy Finchler,Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Subway Sparrow Leyla Torres • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Furry News: How to Make a Newspaper Loreen Leedy • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Water, Water Everywhere Mark J. Rauzon,Cynthia Overbeck Bix • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Picture Book of Louis Braille David A. Adler,John Wallner (Illustrator),Alexandra Wallner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Bread Is for Eating David Gershator,Phillis Gershator,Emma Shaw-Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
From Seed to Plant Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Sam and the Lucky Money Karen Chinn,Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator),Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator),Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator),Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking Laura Waterman Wittstock,Dale Kakkak (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Giant Jam Sandwich John Vernon Lord,Janet Burroway • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
From Miss Ida's Porch Sandra Belton,Floyd Cooper (Illustrator),Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Music, Music for Everyone Vera B. Williams • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Jack's Garden Henry Cole • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey Joy Cowley,Joe Cepeda (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Galimoto Karen Lynn Williams,Catherine Stock (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America Joseph Bruchac,Robert F. Goetzl (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Milk: From Cow to Carton Aliki • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Cousin Ruth's Tooth Amy MacDonald,Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Digging up Dinosaurs Aliki • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Ant Cities Arthur Dorros • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
I Am Water (Hello Reader! Science Series) Jean Marzollo,Judith Moffatt,Judith Moffat, Scholastic Cartwheel Books • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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