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Mrs. Balko from San Ramon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Reading Chapter Books Now!

Help me give my students the needed new and exciting books to continue their journey in learning how to read chapter books!

  • $993 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My amazing students are growing and learning in a small, tight-knit, school community. They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They are mini inspirations to themselves and others around them, even if they don't know it yet. They are budding ambassadors, world travelers, scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers. They are our future, and I want to give them a great start to their long, successful careers.

They are excited to begin their next step in reading by starting chapter books.

With your help, I hope to make that possible!

My Project

Your generous donation to our project will improve our second grade classroom by building stronger readers. It is such an exciting time in their learning when they first realize they can read chapter books. Their faces light up after they complete their first one! These are the moments children, parents, and teachers celebrate.

It is at this point that I cannot provide enough popular chapter books to keep my students reading.

Being newer to teaching second grade, I do not have enough beginning chapter books at their levels. I would love any help you could give to provide these eager new readers with the books they need, such as books from the Katie Kazoo series and the Geronimo Stilton series.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace • Amazon Business $7.98 3 $23.94
I Spy School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $11.32 2 $22.64
I Spy Treasure Hunt: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $10.37 2 $20.74
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #16: Lights, Camera, Stilton! • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The Discovery of America (Geronimo Stilton #1) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The Discovery of America (Geronimo Stilton #1) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $9.79 2 $19.58
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #11: We'll Always Have Paris • Amazon Business $9.38 2 $18.76
Groundhog Day from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures) • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
I Spy Spooky Night: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $9.25 2 $18.50
I Spy Mystery: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Spy Mystery: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Spy Fantasy: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
I Spy Fantasy: A Book of Picture Riddles • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Book 10) (Ivy + Bean) • Amazon Business $5.39 2 $10.78
The Great Ice Age (Geronimo Stilton #5) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #15: All for Stilton, Stilton for All! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #12: The First Samurai • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Geronimo Stilton Saves the Olympics (Geronimo Stilton #10) (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Horrible Harry and the Secret Treasure • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Geronimo Stilton #19: "Lost in Translation" (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #14: The First Mouse on the Moon • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #8: Play It Again, Mozart! • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #8: Play It Again, Mozart! • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Your Grandparents Are Spies (Dragonlark) (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Princess Island (Choose Your Own Adventure. Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Princess Perri and the Second Summer (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks) (Choose Your Own Adventures Dragonlarks) • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Frightfully Funny Halloween Jokes: Hilarious Jokes and Riddles for Kids • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Frightfully Funny Halloween Jokes: Hilarious Jokes and Riddles for Kids • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Shark Attack! (Ready, Freddy! #24) • Amazon Business $6.06 1 $6.06
Shark Attack! (Ready, Freddy! #24) • Amazon Business $6.06 1 $6.06
Break the Fossil Record (Ivy + Bean, Book 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Don't Eat That! (Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Don't Enter the House! (Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
It's Halloween, I'm Turning Green (My Weird School Special Series) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Camp Rules!: Super Special (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Super Special: Going Overboard! (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Super Special: Going Overboard! (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Camp Rules!: Super Special (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ready, Freddy! #16: Ready, Set, Snow! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Don't Talk to Strangers! (Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Don't Touch That! (Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Don't Forget! (Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Don't Go into the Forest! (Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Don't Go In There! (Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Don't Go Near the Water! (Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Super Special On Thin Ice (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Super Special On Thin Ice (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
The Princess in Black • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
Ready, Freddy! #3: Homework Hassles • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt (Nate the Great, No. 12) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Ready, Freddy! #3: Homework Hassles • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Going Batty #32 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Witch Switch: Super Special (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Horrible Harry and the Mud Gremlins • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Judy Moody and Friends: Triple Pet Trouble • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Judy Moody and Friends: Triple Pet Trouble • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow! #34 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Doggone It (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo No. 8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Any Way You Slice It (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Any Way You Slice It (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Going Batty #32 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Doggone It (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo No. 8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Miss Mary is Scary! (My Weird School Daze, No. 10) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow! #34 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Witch Switch: Super Special (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Horrible Harry and the Secret Treasure • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Horrible Harry Goes to Sea • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Horrible Harry and the Hallway Bully • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Horrible Harry and the Mud Gremlins • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (Bailey School Kids #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Horrible Harry and the Goog • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Horrible Harry and the Dragon War • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
My Weirdest School #1: Mr. Cooper Is Super! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Horrible Harry and the Hallway Bully • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Horrible Harry Goes to Sea • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Poor Excuse for a Dragon (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Miss Mary is Scary! (My Weird School Daze, No. 10) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (The Adventures Of The Bailey School Kids) • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Judy Moody and Friends: Stink Moody in Master of Disaster • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Judy Moody and Friends: Stink Moody in Master of Disaster • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Ivy & Bean (Book 1) (Bk. 1) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
The Incredible Dash (The Incredibles Step into Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ghosts!: Ghostly Tales from Folklore (An I Can Read Book, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
How Not to Babysit Your Brother (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Spooky & Spookier: Four American Ghost Stories (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
It's Snow Joke (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo No. 22) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
It's Snow Joke (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo No. 22) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Horrible Harry on the Ropes • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Horrible Harry on the Ropes • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

Materials cost

$735.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$843.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.86

Total project goal

$992.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$992.39

1 Donor

-$421.76

Donations toward project cost

-$421.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$496.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$421.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$74.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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