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Mrs. Burke from Venice CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Second Grade Library

Help me give my students books at their level and comfortable seating options.

  • $498 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am switching schools and grades! I now have 23 curious, resilient and dedicated second grade students who look forward to school and spending the day exploring, thinking critically, and above all--reading. My new school is a Title I magnet school with 85% of students qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch, and 40% listing English as their second language.

My passion is providing a loving, structured and safe environment where students can fall in love with reading and writing, and explore the world around them.

My Project

The single most effective way to improve literacy is to ignite a love of reading and allow the space for students to explore their identities as readers.

My goal for each and every one of my students is that they become voracious on-grade level readers.I am hoping a well stocked, enchanting classroom library will help them get there!

These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy-I read on the carpet to them, they complete work there, and they choose books of various topics and levels to read independently. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading.

I've also selected a few items that will allow students to feel as if they are at home reading and writing in a cozy nook. My students love reading with the lights off, so I'm hoping the accent lamp will set the ambiance and help make every student want to snuggle up with their books. Thank you so much for all your support!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOMFA Nesting Coffee End Tables Modern Furniture Decor Side Table for Living Room Balcony Home and Office ( White, Set of 2 ) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Globe Electric 12937 Holden 70" Floor Lamp, Black, Satin Finish, In-Line On/Off Foot Switch • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Kevin Textile New 2 Tone Star Faux Linen Pillowcase Decorative Cushion Covers for Bed/Sofa(26 x 26 Inch,Grey) Set of 2 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Edison Light Bulbs, Ambimall 60W ST64 Dimmable Incandescent Glass Vintage Light, Amber Warm, 2200K, E26 Medium Base Antique Light Squirrel Cage Filament Lamp (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Fruit Bowl • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
The Bear and the Fern • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Giraffe Problems • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Windows • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
My Dog Mouse • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Princess in Black • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Ellray Jakes the Dragon Slayer • Amazon Business $2.91 1 $2.91

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