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Mrs. Batten from Wilsons Mills NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transition Into Chapter Books

My students need transitional chapter books. Branches series books help children transition to reading chapter books.

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a smaller rural school where students are eager to learn about the greater world around them!

They are so eager to be at school they RUN to class, ready to see what awaits them.

Over 70% of the students at school receive free or reduced-price lunch and many of the students in my class are English Language Learners who are at a stage of learning where they need as much exposure to books as possible to help them acquire the English language. They love to read books in class and will explore books for extended amounts of time.

The students in my class are sweet and caring, they are inquisitive, imaginative and insightful, they are explorers and problems solvers.

My Project

Students coming from first grade to second grade are ready to make a transition from reading short story books to reading chapter books. The Branches Series of chapter books are of high quality and high interest tailored to the reading levels of these students.

These books will help young readers to continue establishing a love of reading.

The Branches Series books will be added to my sparse classroom library and will give students more choices in what they read at their appropriate reading levels. Students will have access to the books during independent reading time and will also be allowed to borrow them to read at home. Many of my students love to read with a buddy, so having two copies of the books will encourage students to read together and have discussions about what they are reading.

I believe the more a child reads for fun, the better reader he/she will become. I want to help my students be wild about reading, and transitional chapter books will be one bridge to help them continue their reading journey!

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $19.45 2 $38.90
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $16.39 2 $32.78
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Sweet Buttercup: A Branches Book (Silver Pony Ranch #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Coco: My Delicious Life: A Branches Book (Lotus Lane #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Sparkling Jewel: A Branches Book (Silver Pony Ranch #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Be a Star!: A Branches Book (The Amazing Stardust Friends #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Eva's Big Sleepover: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Knit-Knotters: A Branches Book (Stella and the Night Sprites #1) • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) • Amazon Business $4.35 2 $8.70
The Wildwood Bakery: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #7) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
LEGO Ninjago: Attack of the Nindroids • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Mika: My New Life (A Branches Book: Lotus Lane #4) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Lulu: My Glamorous Life (A Branches Book: Lotus Lane #3) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Kiki: My Stylish Life (A Branches Book: Lotus Lane #1) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Baxter is Missing: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #6) • Amazon Business $3.93 2 $7.86
Kai, Ninja of Fire (LEGO Ninjago: Chapter Book) • Amazon Business $3.57 2 $7.14
Eva and Baby Mo: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #10) • Amazon Business $3.54 2 $7.08
Rise of the Snakes (LEGO Ninjago: Reader) • Amazon Business $3.01 2 $6.02
Step Into the Spotlight!: A Branches Book (The Amazing Stardust Friends #1) • Amazon Business $2.89 2 $5.78
The Green Ninja (LEGO Ninjago: Reader) • Amazon Business $2.89 2 $5.78
Way of the Ninja (LEGO Ninjago: Reader) • Amazon Business $2.81 2 $5.62
The Titanium Ninja (LEGO Ninjago: Reader) • Amazon Business $2.51 2 $5.02
Tooth Bandits: A Branches Book (Stella and the Night Sprites #2) • Amazon Business $2.42 2 $4.84

Materials cost

$246.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$299.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.89

Total project goal

$352.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$352.62

2 Donors

-$229.73

Donations toward project cost

-$214.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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