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Ms. Olsen from Berkeley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. Olsen, Do You Have This Book?

Help me give my students 67 [mostly] chapter books to read independently, with partners, at home, and with reading buddies.

  • $555 goal

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My Students

My first grade students represent many cultures and backgrounds. I work hard to make our classroom a place for all learners to feel safe to be themselves and make mistakes from which to grow. I see it as one of my primary objectives to help my students become happy, healthy, productive members of society. They make my job a joy and motivate me to seek out the very best for them.

I want my first graders to be curious, ask questions, and be joyful, lifelong learners.

Part of my job is to motivate them by giving them a sense of agency and choice. They will be more invested in their learning if they have some say in what we are doing and how we are doing it. To this end, I seek creative and diverse materials and resources.

My Project

My first graders are zooming off into their reading journeys, traveling to mythical places, going back in time and learning about history, laughing with funny characters, eagerly asking me for the next book in a series. It's always so exciting for them when there are new books to crack open and dive into. I am seeking 67 new books to add to my classroom library: some non-fiction, some new series, some missing titles from series I already have, some for the more advanced readers and some for the more struggling readers.

It shows my students that we value their education when we provide them with beautiful new books.

I also like to keep my classroom library fresh with the latest exciting titles and authors.

An added bonus is that these books last for many years to come and will benefit students that haven't even been born yet! Thank you for supporting my teaching, our classroom, and public education!

Ms. Olsen
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Heidi Heckelbeck Ten-Book Collection: Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret; Casts a Spell; and the Cookie Contest; in Disguise; Gets Glasses; and the ... Christmas Surprise; and the Tie-Dyed Bunny • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 4 Cover Blown (A Gum Girl Novel) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 4 Cover Blown (A Gum Girl Novel) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Narwhal on a Sunny Night (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Warriors in Winter (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
Karen's Witch (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Fox All Week (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Fox Outfoxed (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Hurricane Heroes in Texas (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray: The Uproar at the Front Door • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bad Kitty School Daze • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bad Kitty Gets a Bath • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bad Kitty for President • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bad Kitty Takes the Test • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) (5) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 3 Popped Star (A Gum Girl Novel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 3 Popped Star (A Gum Girl Novel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Narwhals and Other Whales: A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #33: Narwhal on a Sunny Night (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House #25) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House #25) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) (4) • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) (3) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Shadow of the Shark (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!: Special Edition (The Bad Guys #7) (7) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Bad Guys in the Baddest Day Ever (The Bad Guys #10) (10) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eva's Campfire Adventure: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Trip to the Pumpkin Farm: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #11) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Warm Hearts Day: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #5) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Wildwood Bakery: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #7) • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
Fox and His Friends (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fox on Stage (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fox Be Nimble (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fox in Love (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Zelda and Ivy (Candlewick Sparks) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door (Candlewick Sparks) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Zelda and Ivy One Christmas: Candlewick Sparks • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Zelda and Ivy: The Big Picture: Candlewick Sparks • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fox on Wheels (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fox on the Job: Level 3 (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf (The Bad Guys #9) (9) • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) (6) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
The Bad Guys in Superbad (The Bad Guys #8) (8) • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Eva and Baby Mo: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #10) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Eva's Big Sleepover: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #9) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

Materials cost

$395.13

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$36.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$471.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.15

Total project goal

$554.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.35

6 Donors

-$464.68

Donations toward project cost

-$394.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.70

match offer

-$89.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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