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Ms. Crain from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Write On!

My students need fiction and nonfiction books to become better writers.

  • $1,608 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My sweet, sweet students love to write! They love to play pretend and they love to learn.

My school has over twenty-five countries represented in it.

My school is also a Title I school and 47% of our population is English Language Learners. My students live in neighborhoods where poverty and crime are the norm. My students face numerous struggles each day. They come from families that are not always able to provide supplies or academic assistance.

Given all of the challenges my students face each day, my hardworking second grade class comes to school every day with a smile on their faces and love of learning in their hearts. It is very simple; my students love school. School is their safe place. It is more than just the place where they come to learn. It is the place where they are loved! In many ways, my students are typical second graders. They are full of wonder, joy, and laughter. They love books, puzzles, and markers. Life is not always easy for these kiddos, but they have learned that hard work and perseverance pays off. It is an honor to be their teacher.

My Project

My students will use these books in a variety of ways. These books will be mentor texts for daily writing. I will read the books to students daily in a shared reading format. The students will use these books to conduct research on habitats. They will also use them to write about themselves and learn how to convince someone to agree with them.

Second graders love to tell stories they just need to learn to write them.

My students need to learn how to write opinion pieces, personal narratives, and research papers. I will use the books in this project as exemplar examples of what their writing should look and sound like. The majority of my students are reading below grade level & I will read these books aloud to them. As a class, we will then connect writing to reading. I hope by gaining confidence in writing will inspire my students to grow as readers.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Best Story • Amazon Business $14.39 4 $57.56
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $14.02 4 $56.08
The Leaving Morning (Theme 5: Home Sweet Home) • Amazon Business $13.35 4 $53.40
Poems to Learn by Heart • Amazon Business $11.25 4 $45.00
A Walk in the Deciduous Forest (Biomes of North America) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Patrick Eats His Peas and Other Stories: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $11.06 4 $44.24
Maya Makes a Mess: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $11.06 4 $44.24
Rain Forest (DK Eye Wonder) • Amazon Business $10.62 4 $42.48
The Tropical Rain Forest: Discover This Wet Biome (Discover the World's Biomes) • Amazon Business $10.53 4 $42.12
Oceans: Dolphins, sharks, penguins, and more! (Animals) • Amazon Business $10.45 4 $41.80
Owly & Wormy, Friends All Aflutter! • Amazon Business $9.98 4 $39.92
Something Big Has Been Here • Amazon Business $9.57 4 $38.28
DK Eyewitness Books: Ocean • Amazon Business $9.35 4 $37.40
A Pizza the Size of the Sun • Amazon Business $9.32 4 $37.28
What If There Were No Lemmings?: A Book About the Tundra Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.30 4 $37.20
A Walk in the Rain Forest (Biomes of North America) • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats • Amazon Business $8.95 4 $35.80
Water Habitats (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $8.95 4 $35.80
A Forest Habitat (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $8.23 4 $32.92
Deserts • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Arctic A to Z (A to Z (Firefly Books)) • Amazon Business $7.95 4 $31.80
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 4 $30.32
A Desert Habitat (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $7.36 4 $29.44
Life in the Desert (Habitats around the World) • Amazon Business $7.29 4 $29.16
A Grassland Habitat (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $7.12 4 $28.48
Little Mouse Gets Ready: TOON Level 1 • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Life Cycles: Grassland • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.96 4 $27.84
The Abcs of Habitats (Abcs of the Natural World) • Amazon Business $6.73 4 $26.92
Bigmama's • Amazon Business $6.29 4 $25.16
The Arctic Habitat (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $5.95 4 $23.80
The Shark King: TOON Level 3 • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons: TOON Level 1 • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Solids, Liquids, And Gases (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 4 $19.80
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay (Read and Write) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Moment In Time • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Crazy Dog: My Narrative Essay (The Read and Write Series Book 3) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Rainforest Habitat (Paperback) (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Words, Wit, and Wonder: Writing Your Own Poem (Writer's Toolbox) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Once Upon a Time: Writing Your Own Fairy Tale (Writer's Toolbox) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
What Do Authors Do? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sincerely Yours: Writing Your Own Letter (Writer's Toolbox) • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
Earrings! (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $4.73 1 $4.73
Dear Mr. Blueberry (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38

Materials cost

$1,316.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,366.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$241.09

Total project goal

$1,607.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,607.26

1 Donor

-$1,607.26

Donations toward project cost

-$1,366.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$241.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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