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Mrs. Arndt from Michigan City IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We All Get To Read!

Help me give my students the books that they have been asking for along with other high quality, rich text that they can apply to their every day living to help them be examples to others.

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to second grade! My students are unique, amazing and diverse in every way. Our school, which is a Title I and magnet school with a focus on the fine and performing arts, offers free breakfast and lunch to all of our students. Despite challenges, my students come in with a positive mindset and an "I can" attitude every day, as they feel safe, loved, and part of a family at school.

Every day my students and I learn more about problem solving, communicating and working together through the use of books, manipulatives and other hands on materials.

There are endless and open-minded opportunities as together we encourage each other to try and try again. Our school offers a unique educational environment with a school focus on the fine and performing arts, however over 85% of our students are still faced with the obstacles of life-poverty, low income and limited resources. Despite these obstacles and others, we form a classroom family and community to support and encourage each other to do our personal best each day and strive for excellence in all that we say.

My Project

This year I have a class of readers! My students can always be found with a book in there in hands no matter what subject we are exploring. Many have developed a love for certain authors, series and genres. Did I mention that they are only second graders? This is totally awesome and they are reading me out of books! We have a running list of books and authors that has been created by them and I would love to see some of their wishes come true.

Students beg to come back to the room for recess daily to read!

This is an awesome celebration to have. I must say that they do read. They partner read, support each other, and respect each others reading abilty. They get so excited when new books arrive or when we get to place an order. The connections that they make with the stories are amazing too.

With so many readers, it is important to keep the books fresh, exciting and in a rotation so everyone can read them. Since we have a range of readers in our class, some have taken it upon themselves to pair up with others who may need support to read a book that they may not be exactly ready for yet, and provide them the encouragement needed, and a friend. Books never go out of style or get old, just loved.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.96 1 $38.96
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $37.97 1 $37.97
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $35.50 1 $35.50
Goosebumps Classic (Series 1) - 10 Books Set Collection R.L. Stine • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Mermaids of Eldoris: Books 1-6: A funny chapter book series for kids ages 9-12 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Never Girls Collection #1 (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Inside My Imagination • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
One Day, The End: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Sky Color (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $10.22 1 $10.22
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Serious Goose • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape! • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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