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Mrs. Andrusyna from Springdale AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to be Rooted in Reading!

My students need over 20 books, including Miss Rumphius, Library Lion, I Need My Monster, and Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems, to use the Rooted in Reading curriculum as it is supposed to be used. Students will work in literacy circles and clubs to discuss these great books.

  • $335 goal

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My Students

We started a new reading curriculum this year and my 2nd graders can't get enough of reading. They beg to read and I love it! We started a read aloud program called Rooted in Reading. There are 4 read aloud books per month and I would love to provide them for my students.

I have 25 students that come from very diverse backgrounds.

Many of them are language learners. Also, many of them are considered high poverty students. We have a great time learning together! I can't wait to see how these books help my students grow even more.

My Project

My students need over 20 books, including Miss Rumphius, Library Lion, I Need My Monster, and Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems, to use the Rooted in Reading curriculum as it is supposed to be used. Students will work in literacy circles and clubs to discuss these great books. Many of my students don't have an easy life. I want to show them that reading is a fun way to escape and have life experiences that they might not get otherwise. I can do this by giving them access to great titles like these!

We will also be using these books in our writing.

We will be using them as mentor texts and looking at the art in the illustrations. The cross curricular links are numerous. The first step is getting my students access.

"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." -Mason Cooley

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
A Crankenstein Valentine • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Library Lion • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fireflies • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Edward the Emu • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.03 1 $6.03
A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse) • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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