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

Let Kids Choose Their Own Books!

My students need a classroom library full of high interest books of their own choosing, such as Kingdom of Wrenly, Captain Awesome, and George Brown, Class Clown.

  • $353 goal

This project expired on September 8, 2018.

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.

Each year I ask my third grade students what books they would like to read. This year, they are really into silly humor, and fantastic magic kingdoms! These three series (Kingdom of Wrenly, Captain Awesome, and George Brown, Class Clown) fit the bill. My 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 kids to choose their own books will encourage them to love reading, and become lifelong learners. Thank you for helping me realize this goal!

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Captain Awesome to the Rescue! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome for President • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Pegasus Quest (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What's Black and White and Stinks All Over? #4 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Let the Games Begin! (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome vs. the Spooky, Scary House • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome Goes to Superhero Camp • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Beneath the Stone Forest (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome, Soccer Star • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Lost Stone (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome Gets Crushed • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Scarlet Dragon (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome and the Easter Egg Bandit • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome Gets a Hole-in-One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome and the Mummy's Treasure • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome and the Missing Elephants • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Awesome vs. the Evil Babysitter • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sea Monster! (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Witch's Curse (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Bard and the Beast (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Captain Awesome and the New Kid • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38
Night of the Living Things (Victor Shmud, Total Expert #2) • Amazon Business $5.22 1 $5.22
Adventures in Flatfrost (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17
Attack of the Tighty Whities! #7 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Help! I'm Stuck in a Giant Nostril! #6 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Wet and Wild! #5 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
World's Worst Wedgie #3 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Trouble Magnet #2 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eww! What's on My Shoe? #11 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Three Burps and You're Out #10 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dance Your Pants Off! #9 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Captain Awesome and the Ultimate Spelling Bee • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
The False Fairy (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
The Sorcerer's Shadow (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40
The Secret World of Mermaids (The Kingdom of Wrenly) • Amazon Business $4.36 1 $4.36
Captain Awesome Has the Best Snow Day Ever? • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Captain Awesome Takes a Dive • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Captain Awesome Meets Super Dude!: Super Special • Amazon Business $4.14 1 $4.14
Captain Awesome Saves the Winter Wonderland • Amazon Business $4.10 1 $4.10
Captain Awesome vs. the Sinister Substitute Teacher • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09
Plants vs. Zombies: Save Your Brains! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Birdy Snatchers (Kung Pow Chicken #3) • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83
Plants vs. Zombies: Brains and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43
Super Burp! #1 (George Brown, Class Clown) • Amazon Business $3.17 1 $3.17

Materials cost

$243.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$299.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.81

Total project goal

$352.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$352.08

1 Donor

-$306.77

Donations toward project cost

-$299.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$45.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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