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Mrs. Sorensen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Hawk's Nest Reading Corner

My students need science and social studies books to read in order to deepen their understanding of the concepts taught during class.

My Students

Imagine teaching the new Common Core Standards to second graders without the resources needed to do so! That's the dilemma facing the second grade at our elementary school. As you can see, our nest is empty. We need a harvest of nonfiction books to feed our fledglings. Can you help?

My second grade consists of 19 learners, 50% of whom are on the free breakfast/lunch program, 33% are in the sheltered ESOL class for literacy, and 100% are excited students.

Their families come from many countries around the world including El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Columbia, to name a few. They love to read everything I take into the classroom. They share their "finds" from the Media Center with each other and seek books available on-line. Our school is located in beautiful South Florida. We are looking forward to taking our new books outside to read under the palms and at the picnic tables around the campus. These books will be instrumental in teaching and learning the new Common Core Standards that will be fully implemented in the 2013-2914 school year.

My Project

The books that are being requested are colorful texts, just perfect for second graders to learn science and social studies concepts. They learn best when they can see the pictures, drawings, tables, and graphs that explain the text. I find that 7- and 8-year- olds love to not only read nonfiction books, but they love to share them with their peers. What a great way to build reading skills, science and social studies concepts, and friendships among my students.

What is more important in elementary school than being proficient in reading?

If children can read, they can master science and social studies concepts and they have a better chance of excelling in math. To be skilled at using the Internet, one needs to know how to read and determine the most reliable site, a skill requiring reading and reasoning expertise. These books will help children acquire the reading and reasoning skills they will need as they leave and move into 3rd grade.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Level L - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $83.02 1 $83.02
Level O - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $88.93 1 $88.93
Level P - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $86.28 1 $86.28
Buttons for General Washington • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Red, White, and Blue • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
What''s a President and Vice President? • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution Elizabet • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The American Flag • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Why Do Cats Meow? • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Great Migrations Butterflies • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Great Migrations • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Whales • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Animal Disguises • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Gray Wolves • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Great Migrations • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Can We Save Them? • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Ocean Mary Ling, Sue Thornton, Mary Ling (Editor) • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Erosion: Changing Earth''s Surface Robin Michal Koontz, Matth • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Time of Wonder • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Rocks • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
How Mountains Are Made Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, James Grah • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Rock Cycles: Formation, Properties, and Erosion • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Weather Words and What They Mean • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
What Will the Weather Be? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Hide and Seek Fog Alvin Tresselt, Roger Duvoisin (Illustrato • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Down Comes the Rain (Let''s Read and Find Out Science) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Be a Friend to Trees • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
How a Seed Grows • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Why Do Leaves Change Color? • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Picking Apples and Pumpkins • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Hungry Plants (Step Into Reading Level 4) • AKJ Books $2.79 1 $2.79
Meet George Washington • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64

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This project will reach 19 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Comm Fdn for Palm Beach and Martin Co. and 2 other donors.

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