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

Building Better Conversations with Buddies

My students need multiple copies of books to read together and labels for sorting them.

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Reading is important, and understanding what is read is essential. One way students become more confident readers is by reading books and discussing them together. Students also become more engaged in their reading when they know they will be held accountable by a partner.

My students will build a lifelong love of reading in their partnerships.

When they read together, they light up. These books will encourage partnerships and enhance book discussions. The ability to explain what you have read is expected throughout a students' entire school career. These partnerships and groups give students a safe place to practice these skills.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Daisy Dreamer and the World of Make-Believe • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Sparkle Fairies and the Imaginaries (Daisy Dreamer) • Amazon Business $5.57 4 $22.28
Sweet Buttercup: A Branches Book (Silver Pony Ranch #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Howl at the Moon: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Battle of the Boss-Monster: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #13) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
March of the Vanderpants: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $4.73 4 $18.92
Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #11) • Amazon Business $4.64 4 $18.56
Sparkling Jewel: A Branches Book (Silver Pony Ranch #1) • Amazon Business $4.54 4 $18.16
The Ice Castle (Daisy Dreamer) • Amazon Business $3.96 4 $15.84
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $3.61 4 $14.44
Snap of the Super-Goop: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #10) (Notebook of Doom, The) • Amazon Business $4.49 3 $13.47
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $3.26 4 $13.04
The Three Little Pugs: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #3) • Amazon Business $3.17 4 $12.68
Daisy Dreamer and the Totally True Imaginary Friend • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
1" White Color-Code Dot Labels on Cores - Permanent Adhesive, 1.00 inch - 1,000 Stickers per Roll • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Label for Laser and Inkjet printers with template included - Address Internet Mailing Shipping Labels 2 inches x 3 inches – Pack of 120 (12 Full Sheets) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Meltdown Madness: A Branches Book (Looniverse #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dinosaur Disaster: A Branches Book (Looniverse #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Stage Fright: A Branches Book (Looniverse #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Stranger Things: A Branches Book (Looniverse #1) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93

Materials cost

$359.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.92

Total project goal

$499.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.47

3 Donors

-$249.74

Donations toward project cost

-$212.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.46

match offer

-$249.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.46

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$0.00

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