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Ms. D'Amato from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn... With Your Help!

The cost of these books is $330, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a 2nd grade teacher in the East New York section of Brooklyn. All of my students receive free school lunch. I would like to provide my students with a classroom library dedicated to caring for the Earth. I would like this library for several reasons. One reason is so that the children can have some new non-fiction reading material available to them during classroom reading time. It has become apparent during class discussions and lessons over the past several months that my students are extremely interested in learning about the Earth, animals, and what they can do to help. Also, I initiated a "Clean-Up and Beautification Committee" at my school last year, during which time clean-ups took place, and a perennial garden was planted by students and teachers. I would like to continue with this initiative this year, and it would be helpful to have more literature available to the children in this area. With this library we could read about things we could do to help the Earth, and then we could get out there and do it! The school grounds and the area surrounding the school are not particularly "green" areas, and last year's students took great pleasure in making a beautiful contribution to both the school and the community. I know that my students would greatly enjoy and benefit from a classroom library dedicated to cleaning-up and caring for the Earth. The future of our Earth is in the hands of our children. Let's teach them all of the great things that they can do!

Ms. D'Amato
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Perennial Gardener's Design Primer • Barnes & Noble $27.96 1 $27.96
The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers • Barnes & Noble $20.96 1 $20.96
Complete Encyclopedia of Garden Flowers • Barnes & Noble $19.98 1 $19.98
Mrs. Spitzer's Garden • Barnes & Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
Giving Tree • Barnes & Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Oh Say an You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants • Barnes & Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Wump World • Barnes & Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky • Barnes & Noble $7.99 1 $7.99
Our Big Home: An Earth Poem • Barnes & Noble $7.95 1 $7.95
Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Barnes & Noble $7.00 1 $7.00
A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History • Barnes & Noble $7.00 1 $7.00
The Wartville Wizard • Barnes & Noble $6.99 1 $6.99
Recycling: A Handbook for Kids • Barnes & Noble $6.99 1 $6.99
The Tiny Seed • Barnes & Noble $6.99 1 $6.99
One Less Fish • Barnes & Noble $6.95 1 $6.95
Recycling • Barnes & Noble $6.95 1 $6.95
Great Trash Bash • Barnes & Noble $6.95 1 $6.95
Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl • Barnes & Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
Judy Moody Saves the World! • Barnes & Noble $5.99 1 $5.99
Earth Day • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Tree Is a Plant • Barnes & Noble $4.99 1 $4.99
Where Does the Garbage Go? • Barnes & Noble $4.99 1 $4.99
From Seed to Plant • Barnes & Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Recycle That! • Barnes & Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Clifford's Spring Clean-Up • Barnes & Noble $3.50 1 $3.50
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds • Barnes & Noble $3.50 1 $3.50
Who Lives in the Rainforest? • Barnes & Noble $3.25 1 $3.25
Berenstein Bears Don't Pollute (Anymore) • Barnes & Noble $3.25 1 $3.25

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