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Mrs. Marta from Ishpeming MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives

Help me give my students Who Was/Is books to encourage them to read nonfiction!

  • $184 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic, caring, and hard-working. They are an active and social group with a positive outlook on learning. Developing a lifelong love of learning is a priority in my classroom, and I want students to have access to materials that will develop 21st-century skills and keep them actively engaged.

Every day the students demonstrate that they are critical thinkers, leaders, dreamers, hard workers, and amazing little people.

I try to offer as many opportunities to my students as I can so deep and meaningful learning can take place. The future of the world is in my classroom today!

We are a rural school in a remote community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We have a large preschool-8th-grade population, and with the cost of basic supplies, curriculum materials, and intervention programs, it is sometimes difficult to meet all current needs.

My Project

As a teacher, I want my students to experience a wide range of experiences in literature and find passion in reading. Having a classroom library that reflects students’ interests and experiences will spark their interest in reading and help them to improve on their reading skills. This nonfiction texts about the people will pique students' interest while they learn about informational reading strategies.

The future of the world is in my classroom today!

I want to provide them with literature to enhance their reading and comprehension skills while taking them on journeys. I also want to inspire reluctant readers.

Thank you for any and all donations to my project.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Davy Crockett? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Queen Elizabeth? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Bruce Lee? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Gandhi? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Who Was Harry Houdini? • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01

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