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Mrs. S. from Shelby NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Power of Independent Reading

Help me give my students over 50 new books for them to read in our classroom library!

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are loving students in a small town outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. They are excited to come to school and be together as a community of learners. They beam as they get to learn new things. My students are at a Title I school and we are setting high expectations for the students, showing them that there is no limit to what they can learn.

A positive learning environment is what I strive to create for my students.

The students come to school curious and I want them to take risk and ask questions in a collaborative classroom. My students feel challenged everyday and they take pride in their work and what they accomplish.

My Project

My second grade students are amazing me this school year! We are a few months into school and the students are gaining a love for reading. As a teacher, a facilitator, I do my best to guide students to choose what books are appropriate from them to read based on their skill level. I want the students to have choices as it helps motivate the students to read more. I am in desperate need to get more authentic reading material into my classroom, to keep their passion for reading going. I am look for books at all different reading levels, as my classroom is made up of different learners.

I am looking for fantasy and realistic-fiction books that will take the students on a reading journey!

Familiar characters will be in the books they open; Mercy Watson, Fly Guy, Berenstain Bears, Wonder Woman, and several more. I want my students to love reading and to become confident readers. During reading workshop my students are reading and thinking! Thank you so much for your consideration of this project!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Teacher Classroom Set • AKJ Education $52.47 1 $52.47
Series Sampler - Fly Guy (5 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich Curse of the Bologna Sandwich • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Fly Guy and the Frankenfly (Fly Guy #13) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas (Fly Guy #16) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Berenstain Bears by the Sea • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Samantha the Snob • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Berenstain Bears: We Like Kites • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Ready, Freddy! #14: Camping Catastrophe • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ready, Freddy! #16: Ready, Set, Snow! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Dream March: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Look for the Lorax • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Little Critter Sleeps Over (Little Critter) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
A Monster is Coming! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Tooth Fairy's Night • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dogerella • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Mary Clare Likes to Share A Math Reader • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Batman Classic: Meet the Super Heroes With Superman and Wonder Woman • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Winter Wasteland Batman Classic • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Back to Dog-Gone School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dancing Dinos at the Beach • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Wonder Woman to the Rescue! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Fly Guy Presents: Space (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Fly Guy Presents: Sharks (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Pizza Party! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Motorcycles! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Arthur Lost in the Museum • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Superman Classic: Escape from the Phantom Zone • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Saggy Baggy Elephant • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Wonder Woman: Meet the Heroes • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Wonder Woman Classic: Maze of Magic • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Ready? Set. Raymond! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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