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Mrs. Allen from Broken Arrow OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Branching Out with Books

My students need books that are engaging, pencils that don’t break with a way to sharpen them, pencils for recording their nightly reading, and a comfy place to sit.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." - Albert Einstein.

My students are active learners.

When you walk in my classroom, you will see them sitting, standing, balancing on yoga balls and working together to solve problems.

I teach third Grade in a Title I school with a high population of English Language Learners (ELL).

I have a class of 24 students. Many of my students come to me below grade level due to situations outside their control. They are eager and excited learners who are always up to a new challenge. When students are given choices on where and how they work and encouraged to work together, they will be more successful.

My Project

My students need books that will help them transition from picture books to chapter books. The books need to help them fall in love with reading as well as feel successful as a reader.

The books in this project are designed to transition kids into chapter book readers by providing longer and more complex plot lines, while also including pictures to assist with student comprehension and vocabulary.

They will help students fall in love with books and become lifelong readers. My students will be reading these books daily and having discussions about them with partners.

These books are high interest and provide a lot of opportunity for discussion. The pencils in this project give the students a way to record their thinking to share it with others. Writing their thoughts daily will help increase my students’ comprehension skills.

The soft stools will provide the students with a comfortable place to read and write. The pencil sharpeners will ensure they always have working pencils. Students will be able to take mechanical pencils home to record their reading at home.

Mrs. Allen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $24.87 2 $49.74
Inflatable Chair, Botitu® Fruit Design Inflatable Stool Bearing 220 lb Bean Bag Chair for Adults, Teens and Kids, Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use Inflatable Seats(tree stump)+free inflator • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Little Red Quacking Hood: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #2) • Amazon Business $3.14 8 $25.12
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.38 1 $17.38
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.43 3 $16.29
Moldylocks and the Three Beards: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1) • Amazon Business $3.93 4 $15.72
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97
The Three Little Pugs: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #3) • Amazon Business $3.17 4 $12.68
Paper Mate 1862168 Mates 1.3mm Mechanical Pencils, Assorted Colored Barrels, 8-Count • Amazon Business $2.13 5 $10.65
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • Amazon Business $5.06 2 $10.12
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation • Amazon Business $5.06 2 $10.12
Halfway to Perfect: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! A Branches Book (Press Start! #2) • Amazon Business $4.24 2 $8.48
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3) • Amazon Business $3.69 2 $7.38
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Princess in Black • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Howl at the Moon: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Let's Get Cracking!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Digging for Dinos: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
The Birdy Snatchers (Kung Pow Chicken #3) • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83
Heroes on the Side (Kung Pow Chicken #4) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Bok! Bok! Boom!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #2) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

Materials cost

$356.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.22

Total project goal

$494.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.82

3 Donors

-$247.41

Donations toward project cost

-$210.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.11

match offer

-$247.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$210.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.11

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$0.00

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