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Mrs. Hernandez from Clermont FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Second Grade Sleuths: Cracking the Case with Reading Skills

Help me give my students books and tools they need to be reading detectives!

  • $233 goal

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My Students

Walt Disney is credited as saying, “Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.” As adults, it is our awesome responsibility to preserve this resource by supporting children in the quest for knowledge. As a teacher, I have the opportunity to develop the students' love of learning.

I am gearing up for another year with some terrific second graders!

My school is a Title I school, meaning most students come from low-income homes. Sadly, school is where some come to meet their most basic needs, including food and clothing. However, this does not deter them from learning! School should be a safe place for these, and all students. Fortunately, the district now provides free breakfast and lunch for all students. Other programs are in place to provide uniforms and basic school supplies. Despite the variety of needs, our students come to school eager to learn and share experiences with their classmates!

My Project

Second grade is an important time in the life of a reader. It is when students begin the transition from learning to read, to reading to learn.

Second graders need quality picture books for Read-aloud experiences.

High-quality picture books, when Read aloud, expose students to a variety of reading skills including author's purpose, character's point of view, and summarizing. Building these skills will help students "crack the case"...developing a deeper understanding of the text. Many of the books are funny, like the story "Dog Breath". Others are inspirational, like the story of Michael Jordan's rise to success. All are engaging and sure to excite young readers.

In addition, I am asking for supplies for our first classroom "transformation" where we will take on the role of detectives, collecting clues to crack the case with our new reading skills. Supplies like notebooks, LED flashlight pens, and magnifying glasses will help us get into character! It is all about engagement and the learning is always the focus!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poppleton Box Set of 5 ; Level 2 Readers • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Invisible Ink Pens, 24 Pack Spy Pen with UV Light Magic Marker Disappearing Ink Pens for Secret Message and Kids Party Goodie Bag Stocking Stuffer • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Aimtech Set of 50 Pcs Clear Plastic Horizontal Name Tag Badge Id Card Holders & Metal Id Badge Holder Clips with PVC Straps (Aimt1526) • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Memoirs of a Goldfish • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Elcoho 25 Pack Kids Magnifying Glasses Plastic Colorful Magnifying Glasses for Party Favors with Storage Bag, 5 Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dear Mr. Blueberry (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pinduli • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Dog Breath • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Fun Express - Top Secret Notebook - Stationery - Notepads - Note Books & Journals - 24 Pieces • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
I Don't Want to Be a Frog • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

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