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

Second Grade Readers

My students need 22 different second grade books, such as the "Andrew Lost" books and "Ivy and Bean" books to read during independent reading time.

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Joseph Addison said, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." My students need to exercise their minds with some good books!

My students are in the second grade at a culturally and economically diverse school.

More than half of the students at our neighborhood school receive free or reduced price lunch. Many of them speak another language at home and are learning English at school. All of the students are interested in learning and enjoy listening to and reading good books!

My Project

Students in second grade are at a point where they are becoming strong readers. They can read chapter books and other more complex stories by themselves. I've requested some fun series books that my students will enjoy reading! Some of the books, like the Captain Underpants series, are wonderful books that engage even the most reluctant readers. Girls and boys alike love the Andrew Lost series which are fictional stories that contain factual information. In the Andrew Lost books, a shrunken Andrew goes inside whales, battles germs in the kitchen and gets into some disgusting trouble in the bathroom. The Ivy and Bean books and the Gooney books are fun chapter books that girls especially will enjoy. Finally, the "I Can Read" level 2 books are perfect for students who need shorter, simpler chapter books

Reading is like anything else; to get better you need to practice a lot!

I want to encourage my students to practice reading by giving them high-interest, grade-level appropriate books. Good readers do better in every subject! Won't you help my students become good readers by giving them some new books? Thank you for your consideration!

Mrs. Finucane
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best Seat in Second Grade (I Can Read Book 2 Series) Katharine Kenah, Abby Carter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Best Teacher in Second Grade (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Katharine Kenah, Abby Carter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Gooney the Fabulous Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $4.70 1 $4.70
Gooney Bird Greene Lois Lowry, Middy Thomas (Illustrator), Thomas Middy Chilman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.70 1 $4.70
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother Lois Lowry, Middy Thomas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.70 1 $4.70
Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go (Ivy and Bean Series #2) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Ivy and Bean (Ivy and Bean Series #1) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record (Ivy and Bean Series #3) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad (Ivy and Bean Series #5) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Second Captain Underpants Collection Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $13.64 1 $13.64
New Captain Underpants Collection Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.06 1 $17.06
Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter (Ivy and Bean Series #4) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
In the Whale (Andrew Lost Series #6) J. C. Greenburg, Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
On the Dog (Andrew Lost Series #1) J. C. Greenburg, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
In the Garden (Andrew Lost Series #4), Vol. 4 J. C. Greenburg, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
In the Bathroom (Andrew Lost Series #2) J. C. Greenburg, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
In the Kitchen (Andrew Lost Series #3) J. C. Greenburg, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Under Water (Andrew Lost Series #5) J. C. Greenburg, Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Mouse Tales: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Frog and Toad Together: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Frog and Toad All Year: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41

Materials cost

$111.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$130.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.55

Total project goal

$158.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$158.61

2 Donors

-$158.61

Donations toward project cost

-$130.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.55

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$0.00

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