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Ms. Bayston from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Second Graders Need Exciting Series and Nonfiction Books

Help me give my students exciting nonfiction and series texts and other classroom essentials including white boards and markers!

  • $1,327 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

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My Students

My 26 second grade students are from a vibrant, diverse community, and most of the students speak a language other than English at home. My kids and their families are determined to succeed, and together, we are making incredible gains. In the past years, our school has had some of the largest academic gains of any elementary school in the entire school district. As it is my second year teaching, I am excited to grow and learn with and from my sweet 7 and 8-year-olds this year. They deserve the best, and this is where you can help.

My Project

With a new group of second graders comes a new group of interests and learning needs! We want to fill our classroom with the supplies necessary to meet the needs of all of our students.

As a class, we want to fill our library with exciting texts at our levels to get readers engaged and excited about reading!

This includes fun characters such as Elephant and Piggy and Dear Dragon as well as nonfiction texts about animals, physical science, and space. I have many students striving to be on grade level this year, and getting exciting books into their hands will help them grow toward being on grade-level. The magnetic letters will help students practice their sight words and building key vocabulary words. As we embark on our nonfiction unit, students will have exciting books in which to practice their reading strategies!

We are also so excited for the other classroom materials including meter strips, whiteboards and markers, writing pens, and other supplies to continue our math and writing learning! We will use our whiteboards to practice solving word problems, which is an important second grade standard that requires a lot of practice! Our writing pens keep writers engaged an writing for the whole writing block and encourages them to simply cross out a mistake and keep going (instead of erasing a whole page).

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $91.21 1 $91.21
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
Swingline GBC Thermal Laminating Sheets / Pouches, Letter Size, Speed Pouch, 5 Mil, EZUse, 150-Count (3740724) • Amazon Business $42.47 1 $42.47
Dry Erase Lapboards | 9 x 12 inch Large Whiteboard | Pack of 25 White Board Set | Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom | Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen, 0.7mm, Medium Point, 12-Count (12-Pack, Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
FF728 - My First Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) • Amazon Business $13.38 2 $26.76
Avery Heavyweight Non-Glare Sheet Protectors, 8.5" x 11", Acid-Free, Archival Safe, Easy Load, 200ct (74401) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
PaperPro inPOWER+28 Executive Stapler - 3 in 1 Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered Stapler, White/Gray (1180) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • Amazon Business $5.06 3 $15.18
The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! • Amazon Business $6.48 2 $12.96
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Go to Sleep, Dear Dragon (Beginning-to-Read: Dear Dragon) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
It's Halloween, Dear Dragon (Beginning-to-Read) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Dear Dragon Goes to the Library (Dear Dragon; Beginning-to-read Book) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Dear Dragon's Fun With Shapes (A Beginning-to-read Book) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Who Feels Sad, Dear Dragon? (Beginning-to-Read Books) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Dear Dragon Learns to Read (Beginning-to-read: Dear Dragon) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Help for Dear Dragon (Beginning-to-Read: Dear Dragon) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
I Need You, Dear Dragon (Beginning-to-Read) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Who Feels Happy, Dear Dragon? (Beginning-to-Read Books) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
A Friend for Dear Dragon (Dear Dragon: Beginning-to-Read Book) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
It's Winter, Dear Dragon (Dear Dragon: Beginning-to-read Book) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Happy Birthday, Dear Dragon (Beginning-to-Read: Dear Dragon) • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 16 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Dear Dragon Goes Camping (Dear Dragon: Beginning-to-Read Book) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Dear Dragon Goes to the Police Station (Beginning-to-Read: Dear Dragon) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Dear Dragon Goes to the Beach (Beginning-to-Read) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Dear Dragon Gets a Pet (Beginning-to-read) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Dear Dragon Goes to the Firehouse (Dear Dragon: Beginning-to-read Book) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Up, Up, Up, Dear Dragon (A Beginning-to-read Book) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
LC356 - Word Building Magnetic Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
YB10GR - Lakeshore Storage Box - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
C is for City • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
My Community (Little World Social Studies) • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
TKOnline 24pcs Soft Double-Scale Tape Measure 60" 150cm Cloth Measuring Tape Weight Loss Medical Body Measurement Sewing Tailor Craft Ruler for Sewing Tailor Cloth Ruler • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
TKOnline 24pcs Soft Double-Scale Tape Measure 60" 150cm Cloth Measuring Tape Weight Loss Medical Body Measurement Sewing Tailor Craft Ruler for Sewing Tailor Cloth Ruler • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
We Live in a City (American Communities) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Avery Address Labels with Sure Feed for Laser Printers, 1" x 2-5/8", 750 Labels – Great for FBA Labels (5260) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Signs (My World: Social Studies, Level D) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Roads (My World: Social Studies) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Park Nearby • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
Jobs People Do (Red Rocket Readers Early Level 3, Nonfiction Set A) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Teachers (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Chefs (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Farmers (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Librarians (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Doctors (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How We Clean Up a Park (First Step Nonfiction - Responsibility in Action) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Police Officers (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Where Is My Home? (First Step Nonfiction) (First Step Nonfiction (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Play, Play, Play, Dear Dragon (Dear Dragon: Beginning-to-read Book) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Fly Guy's Amazing Tricks (Fly Guy #14) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
After Dark: Early (Red Rocket Readers) • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14
These Are My Friends (My World) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Meet the Mayor (Real Life Readers) • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Firefighters (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $5.82 1 $5.82
Fly Guy and the Alienzz (Fly Guy #18) • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Safety at the Playground (Rosen Real Readers: Early Emergent) • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
National Geographic Readers: Planes • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Coral Reefs • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
YB10YE - Lakeshore Storage Box - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Farm Animals (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Plants (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Police Station (First Step Nonfiction: Community Buildings) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Fire Station (First Step Nonfiction: Community Buildings) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: City/Country (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Trucks • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Lions • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Night Sky • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
We Live on a Farm (American Communities) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Turtles • Amazon Business $4.23 1 $4.23
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Trains • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Prehistoric Mammals • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Meteors • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Owls • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Otters • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
This Is My Family (My World) • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
By Myself or with My Friends Learn to Read, Social Studies (Social Studies Learn to Read) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
We Live in the Country (American Communities) • Amazon Business $1.94 1 $1.94

Materials cost

$992.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$90.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,127.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$199.01

Total project goal

$1,326.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,326.73

1 Donor

-$1,326.73

Donations toward project cost

-$1,127.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$199.01

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$0.00

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