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Mrs. Bese from Sultana CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let All Kids Choose Their Own Books!

Help me give my students a classroom library with books that they have chosen for themselves!

  • $431 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is an amazing group of students who face many challenges. We are a rural, K-8 school, where every child receives a free breakfast and lunch. Most of my students live well below the poverty level, but you would never know it from their positive attitudes. They are just excited to come to school and learn.

My goal is to provide my students with a variety of teaching tools to foster engagement, confidence, and success.

Then we can learn our standards together through opportunities to collaborate, to be creative, and to learn twenty-first-century skills.

My Project

Reading is the most important thing we do every day in the classroom. But how many students get to choose books they really want to read?

Would you want every book you read to be chosen for you?

I sure wouldn't! When we study together as a class or small group, of course we use the same text, but when reading for pleasure we all want the opportunity to choose for ourselves.

Our Special Needs students feel the same way! When asked what books they would love to read, I received requests for graphic novels. These books are often a gateway to chapter books, and make a wonderful addition to any classroom or school library. Specific requests are for Plants vs. Zombies and Big Nate. Also requested are Little Shaq books by Shaquille O'Neal, and Henry and Mudge books. Students will be reading these books during their reading workshop time, either alone or with a partner. They will also be taking them home to read.

Studies show that allowing ALL kids, Special Needs Kids included, to choose their own books will encourage them to love reading, and become lifelong learners. Thank you for helping me realize this goal! #everykidcan

Mrs. Bese
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
Plants vs. Zombies Boxed Set 4 • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Hilo: Out-of-This-World Boxed Set • Amazon Business $22.33 1 $22.33
Hilo Book 5: Then Everything Went Wrong • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
Big Nate: Game On! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hamster Holmes, A Bit Stumped • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Bird & Squirrel on the Edge! • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Bird & Squirrel On Fire (Bird & Squirrel #4) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hamster Holmes, Combing for Clues • Amazon Business $4.38 2 $8.76
Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Hamster Holmes, A Mystery Comes Knocking • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Hamster Holmes, On the Right Track • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Bird & Squirrel On Ice (Bird & Squirrel #2) • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 12: Dino-Might • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Little Shaq Takes a Chance • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Little Shaq • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Little Shaq: Star of the Week • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Saving Xenos: An Unofficial Graphic Novel for Minecrafters, #6 • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Big Nate Makes the Grade • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Big Nate: Payback Time! • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Big Nate's Greatest Hits • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Alien Next Door 1: The New Kid • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Alien Next Door 3: Alien Scout • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Alien Next Door 5: Baseball Blues • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
The Alien Next Door 4: Trick or Cheat? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
The Alien Next Door 6: The Mystery Valentine • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
The Alien Next Door 7: Up, Up, and Away! • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
The Alien Next Door 2: Aliens for Dinner?! • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers • 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
Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Super Side-Quest Test!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #6) • 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
Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! A Branches Book (Press Start! #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Birdy Snatchers (Kung Pow Chicken #3) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Henry And Mudge And The Bedtime Thumps: Ready-To-Read Level 2 (Paper) • Amazon Business $4.43 1 $4.43
Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Ready-to-Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$303.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$366.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.64

Total project goal

$430.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$430.93

1 Donor

-$208.80

Donations toward project cost

-$183.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.66

match offer

-$215.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$183.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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