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  • $521 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Taura
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Engaging Characters

My students need new books to engage them in reading about characters.

My Students

My students are amazing kids. They are kind, helpful, hardworking, and try their best both academically and socially every day. Unfortunately, in addition to the typical challenges a 3rd grader or 4th grader may experience, my students often have additional stressors in their lives beyond their control. I try to create a learning environment that is safe and rigorous and also supports their wide variety of social and emotional needs.

Families at our school are loving, hardworking, and care so much about their children's education.

We are an urban school that celebrates diversity. Our student population includes a mix of African American, Latino, and Asian Pacific Islander students. We serve English Language Learners, support special needs through inclusion, and provide strong social-emotional support to all students. Additionally, over 75% of the students attending our school qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

My Project

I need new, high-interest books to engage my students in our character reading unit. I've specifically geared this project for my more reluctant readers who haven't found a series or character that has grabbed their interest. Some students have asked for funny characters, or want more graphic-type novels.

I want to give students books to read in class so they truly enjoy reading!

Nothing is more rewarding than to see your entire class with their noses in books or when they ask for more reading minutes. Kids like to read books with characters they can relate to, share struggles with, and laugh alongside.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $20.86 1 $20.86
Field Trip to Niagara Falls (Geronimo Stilton, No. 24) • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Watch Your Whiskers, Stilton! (Geronimo Stilton, No. 17) • Amazon Business $7.82 2 $15.64
Red Pizzas for a Blue Count (Geronimo Stilton #7) • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
A Fabumouse Vacation for Geronimo (Geronimo Stilton, No. 9) • Amazon Business $6.83 2 $13.66
Four Mice Deep in the Jungle (Geronimo Stilton, No. 5) • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Clementine and the Family Meeting • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Clementine and the Spring Trip (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Completely Clementine (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Judy Moody and Friends: Stink Moody in Master of Disaster • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Attack of the Bandit Cats (Geronimo Stilton, No. 8) • Amazon Business $4.83 2 $9.66
April Fools', Mr. Todd! (Judy Moody) • Amazon Business $4.45 2 $8.90
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $4.29 2 $8.58
Judy Moody and Friends: Triple Pet Trouble • Amazon Business $4.24 2 $8.48
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $4.07 2 $8.14
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $3.61 2 $7.22
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $3.26 2 $6.52
Evil Emperor Penguin • Amazon Business $6.46 1 $6.46
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
In the Land of the Lawn Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Weenies Stories) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Curse of the Campfire Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Weenies Stories) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Invasion of the Road Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Weenies Stories) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Boris Sees the Light: A Branches Book (Boris #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Howl at the Moon: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #3) • 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
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
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
Super Rabbit Racers!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #3) • Amazon Business $3.69 1 $3.69
Bok! Bok! Boom!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #2) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

Materials cost

$372.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$442.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.03

Total project goal

$520.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$520.21

3 Donors

-$505.03

Donations toward project cost

-$442.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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