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Ms. Birinyi from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Voracious First Grader Readers Seek High Level Books!

My students need 25+ books, including "Encyclopedia Jones" and "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" titles.

  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Finding a good book is a challenge for anyone. But finding enough good books for some voracious first graders has been a special challenge for me.

I began teaching last year within a public school program for gifted students.

I teach first grade and my students reading abilities range from about grade 2 to grade 5+, and they love to read! If I would let them they would read and be read to all day long. You can often find them hidden away in the library during recess, or with their nose in a book as they walk down the hall. I have constantly struggled with finding them enough texts that are intellectually challenging yet not inappropriate for their age. Any new book I do bring in is quickly consumed and passed along to the next person waiting.

My Project

I have selected some wonderful school classics and soon to be classics. Clementine is a fabulous character that my first graders can relate to so well. Encyclopedia Brown hunts for clues and engages my students in his wonderful capers. And Percy Jackson is a newer series that is on my kids must read list.

Your funding of this project would bring some wonderfully challenging and yet appropriate books to my class of avid, and ravenous readers.

They will get so much excitement out of the new books. And the books will help to strengthen my library for years to come, so that each crop of students has enough books to read and be challenged by.

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Ms. Birinyi
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clementine Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.16 1 $12.16
Talented Clementine Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Clementine's Letter Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set Donald J. Sobol • Barnes and Noble $13.64 1 $13.64
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All (Encyclopedia Brown Series #5) Donald J. Sobol, Leonard Shortall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace (Encyclopedia Brown Series #6) Donald J. Sobol, Leonard Shortall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Encyclopedia Brown Tracks Them Down (Encyclopedia Brown Series #8) Donald J. Sobol, Leonard Shortall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day (Encyclopedia Brown Series #7 Donald J. Sobol, Leonard Shortall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner's Dilemma (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #3) Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #1) Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #2) Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Three Volume Boxed Set Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $11.10 1 $11.10
Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad (Ivy and Bean Series #5) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box (Ivy and Bean Series) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear Lensey Namioka, Kees Dekiefte (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family Lensey Namioka, Kees De Kiefte (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.70 1 $4.70
Half and Half Lensey Namioka • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Wednesday Wars Gary D. Schmidt • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead • Barnes and Noble $10.93 1 $10.93

Materials cost

$142.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$163.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.78

Total project goal

$198.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.80

1 Donor

-$198.80

Donations toward project cost

-$163.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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