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Mrs. Daly from Maplewood MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Desperate Need for Non-fiction

My students need high-interest, easy to read non-fiction on their favorite topics! These 6 copies each of 5 titles in the "National Geographic Kids Everything..." series are a good start.

  • $386 goal

This project expired on December 27, 2013.

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My Students

My students are being taught in a balanced literacy classroom in its first year of building a classroom library. The majority of non-fiction selections in our building library are at least 15- 20 years old! The kids look at them and say, "No thanks. Non-fiction is boring!" I have to fix this!

My students are 6th graders in a Minnesota middle school.

50% are on free and reduced lunch and with concerns at home revolving around meeting basic family needs, they can't afford to buy books and have very little access to the public library. I need to have colorful, engaging books that will inspire a love of non-fiction, at their fingertips. They love to read fiction, but if they are to become truly literate and "read to learn" in all their subjects throughout their entire educational lives, I need to help them love facts, charts, graphs, photographs and learning all they can about a subject of interest.

My Project

National Geographic Kids Everything series books are the best! My 6th graders don't want to put down the few that I currently have. I will use them in a non-fiction unit of my Balanced Literacy curriculum and make them available in my classroom library for free choice as well.

Nothing brings more joy to the students I teach than a brand new box of books waiting for them in the middle of the room when they arrive.

Any help you can give is a gift that will be used by all 80 of the students I serve every day in my 3 sections.

Mrs. Daly
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Kids Everything Big Cats: Pictures to Purr About and Info to Make You Roar! • Amazon $10.26 6 $61.56
National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt: Dig Into a Treasure Trove of Facts, Photos, and Fun • Amazon $10.26 6 $61.56
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away • Amazon $10.26 6 $61.56
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world • Amazon $9.32 6 $55.92
National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking photos, facts, and fun! • Amazon $8.73 6 $52.38

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