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Ms. Davidove from Ruskin FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Would Rather Be Reading

My students need new reading materials to keep them engaged and excited about reading throughout the school year.

  • $367 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a large Title 1 school with a high population of English Language Learners. These little learners are hard working students who are eager to grow.

Although I do not have any control over what happens when these children leave my classroom, I can ensure that they have the best experiences and opportunities inside my 4 walls.

Although a stranger may walk in my class and see a "typical" second grader, what they won't see is that 99% of my students are eligible for free and reduced lunch, basically meaning that their families are struggling financially. Something like this may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and can definitely have a negative impact on a child from the start.

However, as soon as that morning bell rings I am sure to focus on each student's growth and learning potential. By maintaining a positive and engaging classroom, I hope my students will be inspired to continue on a path to success.

My Project

This year, I am moving up to second grade with my same kiddos from last year. Because of this, my students need books! The books in my library are specifically for first grade, so I need to update my library to best fit the needs of my students. In my project, I have included some leveled texts I can add to my classroom library. Students will be able to check out these books to read everyday.

My students need engaging and exciting new texts to teach them important life lessons.

In my project I have also included some read aloud texts that I plan on sharing with my students throughout the year. These books will teach essential skills like kindness, compassion, and how to attain a positive growth mindset. Some of the books I will be purchasing are Wonder, The Jelly Donut Difference, and Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun.

Ms. Davidove
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 2 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $78.34 1 $78.34
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Best Sellers (16 books) • AKJ Education $70.12 1 $70.12
Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Bad Seed • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hey, Little Ant • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
Bubble Gum Brain : Ready, Get Mindset... GROW! • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
The Jelly Donut Difference • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Listen, Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Chocolate Touch • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
How to Lose All Your Friends • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $3.18 1 $3.18

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