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Mrs. Mayfield from Beaverton OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

4th Graders Dig Into Earth Changing Reading!

My students need science reading materials. We are studying Earths changing surface. These nonfiction books support our integrated STEM units and literacy instruction.

  • $989 goal

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My Students

How do you learn about the real world? My students are excited to grow their brains by learning new things. The earth is a fascinating place. We are learning about exciting, quick earth changes like earthquakes and volcanoes, in addition to slower changes like erosion.

My fourth graders love learning about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics.

We are a diverse STEM focus school. Our majority minority school is ethnically and economically diverse. Families support the school as much as their busy work schedules permit. We have a small, active, much appreciated PTO.

My Project

Our students need nonfiction reading materials. Our reading text is mostly fictional stories. These science books will support our integrated STEM units and literacy instruction. Books will be used for whole class instruction, small group reading instruction, partner reading practice, and independent reading practice. Students will learn how to read nonfiction text components like headings, captions, and diagrams.

Students need support and materials to learn to read nonfiction.

Instruction with these books will give students the skills to be successful in the classroom, provide exposure to potential STEM career areas, and develop interest in the world around us. Providing equitable access to materials, education, and ultimately career opportunities, helps develop the future problem solvers for our area and country.

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Mrs. Mayfield
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 78 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cracking Up: A Story about Erosion Jacqui Bailey, Matthew Li • AKJ Books $19.94 15 $299.10
Energy • AKJ Books $7.26 15 $108.90
Ocean in Motion! • AKJ Books $5.91 15 $88.65
The Earth-Shaking Facts about Earthquakes with Max Axiom, Su • AKJ Books $5.91 15 $88.65
Earthquakes • AKJ Books $5.07 15 $76.05
Volcanoes and Other Natural Disasters • AKJ Books $2.91 15 $43.65
Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters Harriet Griffey • AKJ Books $2.91 15 $43.65
Volcanoes David Armentrout, Patricia Armentrout • AKJ Books $2.91 15 $43.65
Adventures in Sound with Max Axiom, Super Scientist Emily So • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91

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