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Mrs. Bunzel from Albuquerque NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Branching Into Chapter Books

Help me give my students access to Scholastic Branches books. These beginning chapter books are high interest, series books that help bridge the gap between leveled readers and chapter books.

  • $602 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the librarian at a K-5 elementary school. We are a Title I school with approximately 400 students. Our students represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, families and academic abilities. I love getting to know each student by name and work to inspire each student wherever they are!

I am passionate about developing a love of reading within all my students!

I have worked to make our library a fun, bright and exciting place to be. When students come in to the library, their time with me is short but meaningful. I encourage and provide opportunities for working in partnerships, active engagement strategies and participating in inquiry based thinking and learning projects. I love to see the excitement on their faces when they learn something new, make a connection, or find the "perfect" book!

My Project

I am always looking for ways to foster the love of reading with the students at our school. We have many students who are newly independent readers, yet they are not quite ready for chapter books.

These books feature easy to read texts, simple plot lines, lots of context clues and lots of meaningful illustrations to support comprehension.

There are several series in the Branches line of books to appeal to a wide range of readers. They will encourage students to continue in their path to becoming great readers. These books are also great for parents to read to their children as well.

Mrs. Bunzel
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Fast-Forward to the Future: A Branches Book (Time Jumpers #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Eva and the New Owl: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Eva Sees a Ghost: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Eva's Treetop Festival: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Knit-Knotters: A Branches Book (Stella and the Night Sprites #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Tooth Bandits: A Branches Book (Stella and the Night Sprites #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Robo-Rabbit Boy, Go!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Hall Monitors Are Fired!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Birdy Snatchers (Kung Pow Chicken #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Song of the Poison Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Chill of the Ice Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Heroes on the Side: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Trip to the Pumpkin Farm: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #11) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Warm Hearts Day: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Howl at the Moon: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) • Amazon Business $4.93 2 $9.86
The Super Side-Quest Test!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #6) • Amazon Business $4.88 2 $9.76
Escape from Egypt: A Branches Book (Time Jumpers #2) • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #4) • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
Treasure of the Gold Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #12) • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
The End of Orson Eerie? A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #10) • Amazon Business $4.62 2 $9.24
Digging for Dinos: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #2) • Amazon Business $4.61 2 $9.22
Dodging Dinosaurs: A Branches Book (Time Jumpers #4) • Amazon Business $4.59 2 $9.18
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $4.57 2 $9.14
Let's Get Cracking!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #1) • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Bok! Bok! Boom!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #2) • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Waking the Rainbow Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #10) • Amazon Business $4.48 2 $8.96
The Wildwood Bakery: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #7) • Amazon Business $4.46 2 $8.92
Roar of the Thunder Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #8) • Amazon Business $4.43 2 $8.86
Eva's Big Sleepover: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #9) • Amazon Business $4.40 2 $8.80
Stealing the Sword: A Branches Book (Time Jumpers #1) • Amazon Business $4.06 2 $8.12
Baxter is Missing: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #6) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Eva and Baby Mo: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #10) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #5) • Amazon Business $3.98 2 $7.96
A Woodland Wedding: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #3) • Amazon Business $3.93 2 $7.86
Shine of the Silver Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #11) • Amazon Business $3.59 2 $7.18

Materials cost

$473.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$510.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.17

Total project goal

$601.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$601.12

3 Donors

-$451.00

Donations toward project cost

-$383.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.65

match offer

-$150.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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