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Mrs. Oestreich from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Collaborative Conversations!

Help me give my students high-quality, engaging books that will promote conversations in the classroom!

  • $612 goal

This project expired on April 29, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our third grade classroom is full of diverse students who are motivated to take risks and grow as learners. Our diverse classroom includes military children, special education students, and second language learners.

I am always looking for new and innovative ways to ignite learning in our classroom and to meet the needs of each and every child.

My goal is to have these students walk away from this year with the confidence to go out there and be a world changer.

My Project

A classroom library filled with rich, high-interest literature that will promote student talk is essential to every classroom. Currently, many of our books have been passed down and are out of touch with things today's students can relate to.

I want to fill our library with books that will promote thoughtful conversations within our classroom.

I am asking for books in series as well as other books that include diverse characters and strong themes that teach important lessons like kindness, courage, and empathy. I want them to learn about important figures in history that sparked change. My hope is that they connect with these stories and continue to develop a love of reading

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was? Nonfiction (24 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $107.57 1 $107.57
Katie Woo (14 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $63.82 1 $63.82
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
Mariella Mysteries (7 Book Set) • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
Jake Drake, Bully Buster • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Mallory (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.15 1 $26.15
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Stick and Stone • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Sandwich Swap • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Juice Box Bully • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Jelly Donut Difference • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Baseball Saved Us • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tomas and the Library Lady • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Stink Spectacular • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Invisible Inventor • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Donavan's Word Jar • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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