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Mr. Berk from Pasadena CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mr. B's Bookworms Need Help with Busted Books

My students need replacements for 15 worn-out books in our classroom library from "Eight Great Planets!" to books from the Stilton Graphic novel series.

  • $329 goal

This project expired on October 15, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Restore our classroom library! Many books vital to my students' learning are now worn out. By replacing our worn-out books, you will be helping to replenish our classroom library.

My students are a lively and curious group of ethnically and academically diverse second graders.

Our school is a Title I school located in an urban area. All of my students qualify for free or reduced lunch by virtue of their families' socioeconomic status. I have a total of 22 students. Nine are African American. Thirteen are Hispanic. Ten have been classified as Limited English Proficient by the State of California on the basis of parent surveys and student assessments. Despite their socioeconomic and academic disadvantages, they have been hard-working, enthusiastic learners, and it has been my pleasure to be their teacher!

My Project

Our classroom library has been funded primarily at my own expense, although more than one local organization has contributed. Nevertheless, the number of books has diminished recently due to wear and tear. In particular, we have lost most of our Geronimo Stilton Books - chapter books for younger readers that teach important cultural and historical content through engaging plots, pictures, and characters. We have also lost many of our dinosaur/fossils books which are a very important part of our unit of study on fossils and dinosaurs. This thematic unit has sparked my students' interests in learning about the Earth's history, the creatures that inhabited it long ago, and other related topics. By funding replacement books, you will enable my students' to continue to enjoy these and other learning benefits.

Most of my students don't have access to many books at home, so they depend upon the strength of our classroom library to provide a wide variety of books in many different subjects and areas of learning.

Please help me maintain the strength of our classroom library by donating to this project today!

Mr. Berk
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Discovering Tyrannosaurus Rex • AKJ Books $21.11 1 $21.11
Chameleon Chameleon Joy Cowley, Nic Bishop (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Diplodocus • AKJ Books $18.71 1 $18.71
Ramona''s World • AKJ Books $13.25 3 $39.75
Bedhead Margie Palatini, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Jolly Postman: Or Other People''s Letters Allan Ahlberg, Jane • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
The Ants Go Marching • AKJ Books $19.75 1 $19.75
Ankylosaurus • AKJ Books $17.67 1 $17.67
Inch by Inch: The Garden Song David Mallett, Ora Eitan (Illu • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Eight Great Planets! • AKJ Books $20.27 1 $20.27
Amanda Bean''s Amazing Dream: A Mathematical Story Cindy Neus • AKJ Books $13.22 1 $13.22
The Secret of the Sphinx (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Ser • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
The Coliseum Con (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #3) • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Following the Trail of Marco Polo (Geronimo Stilton Graphic • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
The Great Ice Age Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #5) • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79

Materials cost

$220.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$279.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.25

Total project goal

$328.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$328.34

2 Donors

-$164.16

Donations toward project cost

-$139.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.62

match offer

-$164.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$139.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.63

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$0.00

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