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Mrs. LaCavera from Noel MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Second Grade is Full of Learning!

My students need new "Close Reading" books to use during our reading block.

  • $387 goal

This project expired on August 26, 2018.

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school, my students are faced with many challenges, both inside and outside of school. Many of them begin school with little to no social skills, due to them staying home with only parents, siblings, or neighbors until school age. Because of this, I am wanting to keep their learning simple and meaningful.

Most of my students come from homes where both parents are working and aren't home to read to them, play with them, or teach them the importance of sharing and having tolerance.

The majority also receive free/reduced-price lunch based on their socioeconomic status. Although I cannot control their home lives, I want to create a nurturing place for them to create a love of learning and a passion for a brighter future.

My Project

This will be my first year looping up with my students. Since we will be learning all new skills, we need new books and storage supplies. In this project, I'm focusing on the books that we will need for our literacy lessons.

Each book will be used during our whole group reading time.

We will dive into each of them, learning new vocabulary, understanding the characters, and finding the hidden messages in books such as "Officer Buckle and Gloria."

As we discover the deeper meaning within our stories, students will use the books to help strengthen the writing as well. During reading rotations, the class will use our stories to write about our learning and what lessons we've been taught.

Mrs. LaCavera
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kekow Plastic Storage Baskets for Bathroom, Beauty and Closets Organization, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Stone Soup • Amazon Business $16.65 1 $16.65
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Kindness Quilt • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Carson Dellosa Traditional Manuscript Nameplates (119026), 30 Count • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
How Big Were Dinosaurs? • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
A Sick Day for Amos McGee: Book & CD Storytime Set • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Officer Buckle & Gloria (CALDECOTT MEDAL BOOK) • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
The Lion & the Mouse • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Do I Need It? or Do I Want It?: Making Budget Choices (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Score One for the Sloths (Laugh-Along Lessons) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Snowflake Bentley • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Memory String • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Richard Scarry's The Great Pie Robbery and Other Mysteries • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ruby the Copycat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hooway for Wodney Wat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Nice Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Galimoto (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Insects • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Volcanoes (True Books: Earth Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Tornadoes! • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Where Do Chicks Come From? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Nate the Great and the Monster Mess • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Forces Make Things Move (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
The Spiffiest Giant in Town • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51

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