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Mrs. Pepito from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Reading Life

Help me give my students access to an expansive collection of engaging early readers and chapter books.

  • $1,083 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

An effective classroom library inspires students to explore, imagine and read. An effective teacher provides access to engaging, accessible texts through which students both see themselves and have the opportunity to experience a world outside of their own.

Since second grade is one of the most essential reading years of development, my classroom library should provide students with choice, engagement and comfort.

Students in a historically low performing school such as mine need effective, engaging literacy instruction each day in their school year. The most effective instruction comes with plenty of time for students to simply read. My students need to have opportunities to read books daily that support their development as readers. Equally important is that they have access to a wide range of texts that engage them as readers.

My Project

When my students visit bookstores, public libraries or school libraries they gravitate toward the colorful, interesting and kid friendly illustrations of chapter books. The cover illustrations inspire them to open the book and attempt to decode the word and read the text. Often times the text is too difficult for them to read on their own. This doesn't stop them from enjoying the text and wanting to read more. They beg me to check out more of these books from the public library and during reading time rush to grab these to read.

With this project I am hoping to combine this excitement for reading chapter books with my reading instruction by providing access to engaging early readers.

These books will create a whole new section in my library that will draw students to reading. They will provide enough books to go around and students will not have to wait their turn to read the most popular books. I am confident this project will transform my reading block into an eager exploration and devouring of books.

Mrs. Pepito
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Branches Reading Buddies Grades 1-3 • Scholastic $181.00 1 $181.00
Branches Chapter Books Collection Grades 1-3 • Scholastic $69.00 2 $138.00
Owl Diaries Series 10 book Set • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.96 1 $38.96
Press Start! - Branches Book Collection Set - ( 6 Books ) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Kung Pow Chicken Set of 4 Paperback Books • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
The Tricky Tooth (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Notebook of Doom Collection: A Branches Book (Books #1-3) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Bo's Magical New Friend: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries #1) • Amazon Business $4.59 2 $9.18
Monster Notebook: A Branches Special Edition (The Notebook of Doom) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Griffith's Guide for Dragon Masters: A Branches Special Edition (Dragon Masters) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Pedro the Ninja • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro Goes Buggy • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro's Big Goal • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro and the Shark • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
Boris for the Win: A Branches Book (Boris #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Boris Gets a Lizard: A Branches Book (Boris #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Heroes on the Side: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Bok! Bok! Boom!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Rise of the Balloon Goons: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Rumble of the Coaster Ghost: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Snap of the Super-Goop: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #10) (Notebook of Doom, The) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
March of the Vanderpants: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pop of the Bumpy Mummy: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Charge of the Lightning Bugs: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Whack of the P-Rex: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #5) (5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Battle of the Boss-Monster: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #13) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #11) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Flurry of the Snombies: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eva's Campfire Adventure: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Boris Sees the Light: A Branches Book (Boris #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Boris on the Move: A Branches Book (Boris #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Super Side-Quest Test!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #6) (6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3) • 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
Bo the Brave: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Bo and the Dragon-Pup: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! A Branches Book (Press Start! #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Song of the Poison Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Day of the Night Crawlers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
On Top of the World (Pedro) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro, First-Class Friend • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro, First-Grade Hero • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Katie Woo Rules the School • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Trip to the Pumpkin Farm: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #11) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Pug’s Snow Day: A Branches Book (Diary of a Pug #2) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Pug Blasts Off: A Branches Book (Diary of a Pug #1) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Super Rabbit All-Stars!: A Branches Book (Press Start!) • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
Chill of the Ice Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #9) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Let's Get Cracking!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Robo-Rabbit Boy, Go!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #7) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
The Land of the Spring Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #14) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Roar of the Thunder Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #8) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Pedro's Monster • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09
Shine of the Silver Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #11) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Treasure of the Gold Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #12) (12) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Eye of the Earthquake Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #13) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Waking the Rainbow Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #10) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! A Branches Book (Press Start! #2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$793.48

Vendor shipping charges

$12.42

State sales tax

$72.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$920.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$162.42

Total project goal

$1,082.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,082.82

1 Donor

-$1,045.91

Donations toward project cost

-$920.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$125.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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