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Mrs. Bourbeau from Staten Island NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We are Rooting for Engagement

My students need engaging books for read alouds to help meet the common core standards. These books will do wonders to engage our students throughout the year.

  • $593 goal

This project expired on December 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We as a second grade team are embarking on a new journey for the 2018-2019 school year. Most of our team is new to the grade so we are making some adjustments to our curriculum. We are very excited to work with this new group of students and help them become just as excited and curious about reading as we are. We want to give our students an experience to find the joy and adventure in reading. They deserve to have the best and that is what we want to provide for each of them when they enter our rooms in September.

Our students are energetic, loving, kind and extremely thoughtful of one another's feelings.

All of our students come from a wide variety of socioeconomic statuses, and each student had their own unique background story.

My Project

These books we are requesting go along with a wonderful literacy unit we discovered called Rooted in Reading. It focuses on one read aloud each week so that students will deepen their understanding and focus on the structure of the story, and use the different reading strategies and skills that match the story. We will also use the books for writing, vocabulary, art and much more. It would be wonderful to own these books to be used year after year.

The lessons that we will implement using these books are fun, creative and engaging.

This would be an amazing addition to our current reading curriculum. It will allow the students to access the standards and foster a love of reading!

Mrs. Bourbeau
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse) • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $15.47 3 $46.41
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? • Amazon Business $14.13 3 $42.39
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $13.40 3 $40.20
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $11.24 3 $33.72
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $10.19 3 $30.57
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.88 3 $23.64
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $7.48 3 $22.44
Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.32 3 $21.96
The Legend of the Poinsettia • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $6.39 3 $19.17
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 3 $19.17
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 3 $16.77
Spiders • Amazon Business $4.77 3 $14.31
Night Tree • Amazon Business $3.37 3 $10.11

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