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Mrs. Krietz from Clear Brook VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today Readers, Tomorrow Leaders

Help me give my students books to spark their imagination and creativity! These texts will be used to expand vocabulary and increase comprehension.

  • $306 goal

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My Students

I'm blessed to come to work everyday to 19 of the sweetest second graders. My students come from all different backgrounds and about half of my class receives ESL services. Our school is located in a rural area of Virginia where more than half our students receive a free or reduced lunch and we have a school-wide Title I program to provide assistance to our struggling learners.

But no matter where my students come from, they show up each day eager to learn and grow!

In our classroom, we try our best and work to meet and exceed the goals we have set for ourselves. We know that mistakes are only proof we are trying and when we work together with positive attitudes there is no goal we can't achieve!

My Project

With the use of these books, I will be able to give the students strong examples of reading strategies. They will provide us with mentor texts that support our reading and writing goals. Students in my classroom are learning to apply important comprehension strategies such as summarizing, retelling, identifying the main idea & details and comparing & contrasting. These texts will also help to build their vocabulary and learn new important words.

The students will also have the opportunity to read these books for enjoyment to grow their love for reading.

Having strong mentor texts available in our classroom will provide examples of different genres of text and types of writing. Students will utilize these books in many ways during reading and writing.

Mrs. Krietz
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Messi: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about one of the best soccer players in history. • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
How to Catch Santa (How To...relationships) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ronaldo: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Cristiano Ronaldo - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Neymar: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Neymar - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Zetta the Poinsettia • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Spiders • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Snow Day! • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Night Tree • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
If You Were a Kid at the Iditarod • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Little Scarecrow Boy • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Edward the Emu • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44

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