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Mr. Brockpahler from Bloomington MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Birthday Books!

My students need a variety of books to pick from, for their birthday.

  • $242 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with a fantastic group of third graders. My students come from a variety of backgrounds.

Our class is made up of students with all different personalities and abilities.

Many of the students in our classroom are English language learners, have special needs, or come from challenging backgrounds. Despite the differences in my students, they have something in common: they all love to learn! My wonderful kids work so hard day in and day out to learn reading, math, and other subjects. I feel my students deserve the best of everything! They are a super bunch of kids!

My Project

By providing a book for each student, I am helping them to start their own personal library. The books I am requesting are written at many different reading levels and will fill many different interests. On his or her birthday, each student will be able to pick a book from our Birthday Book Box! It will be a book that they chose and therefore, they will be more likely to read it multiple times. It will also give them a sense of caring and belonging, knowing that their school and teacher gave them their very own book.

I feel it is so important for kids to have books at home, especially books they enjoy and are able to read independently.

The funding of this proposal will help me start a Birthday Book Box that will continue year after year, bringing literacy into the homes of countless children!

Thank you for considering my project.

Mr. Brockpahler
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 2 $25.50
Baby Monkey, Private Eye • Amazon Business $11.33 2 $22.66
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Be Kind • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.11 3 $12.33
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! It's Shoe Time! • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21

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