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Mrs. Osterhaus from Reedsburg WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for the Love of Learning

Help me give my students books that are of high interest, current, and that will support the curriculum and content. My students need books they can see themselves in.

  • $524 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are special because they are my kids, they are friends, they are kind, and they have a desire to learn! We are a small rural K-3 school. Our 3rd graders are the "big kids" at the school and they take great pride in teaching respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness to those all around.

I have a class full of kids who know how to persevere and show me every day that by never giving up they are capable of anything.

They come in the morning ready to learn, full of energy and life, curiosity and wonder, and they are reaching for the stars with everything they do.

I am proud of my kids for all they do each and every day. They know their efforts in my classroom do not go unnoticed and they are making strong gains and have bright futures!

My Project

The books I have selected are multicultural books that are of high interest to 3rd-grade students.

These are books I can use to teach about making connections to students' own lives, books that are targeted at student interest, and books I hope can ignite the same love of learning I have in my students.

The books open up possibilities to deepen our comprehension of both fiction and nonfiction text and they lend themselves to be able to use for research projects.

We will use these books as mentor texts and students will learn how to comprehend text, make connections, infer, make predictions, summarize, and conduct research based on their learning from these books. The document envelopes will keep the books safe as students will be able to take the books home to read to their family.

With your support we can get these books into the hands of eager learners and help them develop reading skills that will last through their schooling into adulthood!

Mrs. Osterhaus
Grades 3-5
  • South Elementary School
  • Reedsburg, WI
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A4 Document Holder with Zipper (15 Pack) – Large Stylish Multipurpose Organizer Pouches for School Supplies, Business Papers, Files and More - Clear Mesh Weatherproof Protection Storage Sheet • Amazon Business $14.90 2 $29.80
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Duck! Rabbit! • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Whistle for Willie • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Hero Dad • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me: Book & CD (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Secret Bully • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Matthew and Tilly (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
. . . If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Very Busy Spider: A Lift-the-Flap Book (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Petite Rouge (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fire Trucks (Pull Ahead Books) (Pull Ahead Transportation) • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Let's Fly a Kite (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Zinnia's Flower Garden • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: George Washington (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
It Looked Like Spilt Milk • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Frank's Fire Truck (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top: A Book About Volcanoes (Magic School Bus) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bats • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Days with Frog and Toad (I Can Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Little Red Riding Hood • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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