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

One Chapter At A Time

My students need 30 easy-to-read, engaging chapter books from the Mudge and Amanda Pig series' to read during independent reading time.

  • $175 goal

This project expired on March 26, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Moving into chapter books is an important milestone for students! Many of my second graders are reading chapter books already, but for my students who are just beginning to read chapter books, easy-to-read books are less daunting.

My second graders attend their neighborhood school, which is economically and culturally diverse.

In an effort to save money, our school district has increased class sizes and decreased the length of the school year, which means we have less time to devote to individual students. Our goal is to work hard to increase every student's reading level and comprehension skills by reading a lot. All of my students really enjoy reading all types of books: science books, picture books, and chapter books.

My Project

These easy-to-read chapter books are perfect for my emerging readers. The stories aren't too challenging, so students can feel successful when reading them and comprehend what they are reading. Plus, the Henry and Mudge books and the Amanda and Oliver Pig books are engaging and enjoyable for kids. Students can relate to the characters and their predicaments.

Students will only become better readers if they practice reading a lot and good readers tend to do better in every subject in school.

My students this year are voracious readers and could really use some more easy-to-read chapter books so they can keep reading. With your support, we can add 30 new books to our library that will be read again and again! Thank you!

Mrs. Finucane
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Henry and Mudge: The First Book Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble (Henry and Mudge Series #2) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time (Henry and Mudge Series #3) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon (Henry and Mudge Series #4) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days (Henry and Mudge Series #5) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover (Henry and Mudge Series #27) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea (Henry and Mudge Series #6) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Henry and Mudge Series #21) Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Henry and Mudge Series #17) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat (Henry and Mudge Series #8) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test (Henry and Mudge Series #10) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch (Henry and Mudge Series #24) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Best Day of All (Henry and Mudge Series #14) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin (Henry and Mudge Series #13) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend (Henry and Mudge Series #11) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move (Henry and Mudge Series #18) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator), Su ie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind (Henry and Mudge Series #12) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers (Henry and Mudge Series #16) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps (Henry and Mudge Series #9) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and a Very Merry Christmas (Henry and Mudge Series #25) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amanda Pig, First Grader Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amanda Pig and Her Best Friend Lollipop Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amanda Pig and Her Big Brother Oliver Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amanda Pig and the Awful, Scary Monster Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amanda Pig and the Wiggly Tooth Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amanda Pig on Her Own, Vol. 2 Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amanda Pig, School Girl Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
More Tales of Amanda Pig Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Tales of Amanda Pig Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41

Materials cost

$102.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$148.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.15

Total project goal

$174.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$174.34

2 Donors

-$98.00

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.70

match offer

-$76.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$64.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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