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Mrs. Nieman from Chandler AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A True Book is a True Need

My students need 6 copies each of 12 books from the A True Book series to read during guided reading groups.

  • $491 goal

This project expired on May 20, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Studies have shown that students are not prepared for the level of reading required in high school and college because they didn't get enough exposure to nonfiction texts in the earlier grades.

My students are part of a self-contained gifted academy with a STEAM focus.

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). They are gifted in many different areas including science, math, reading, writing and the arts. My students are working above grade level in academics, but are emotionally and socially 6, 7 and 8 year old children. They love all activities which are hands-on, and science, math and engineering are among their favorite subjects. Most of them are avid readers, and they all have very active imaginations. They are extremely curious, have fluent and flexible thinking, are very observant and they learn quickly with very little repetition. My students have elaborate and original ideas and they quickly and easily see relationships in ideas, objects and facts. Our classroom is like the world: busy, chaotic and always in motion.

My Project

The STEAM focus at our gifted academy is changing the paradigm of elementary education in our community. We've implemented strong science, engineering and math units of study, but with the advent of the Common Core Standards, we are struggling with finding exemplary, age-appropriate informational and non-fiction books for our students. It is important for students to have access to and experience with highly exemplary non-fiction/informational reading texts in order to become strong, independent, critical thinkers. The books I've requested for my class will help me help them develop the necessary comprehension skills so that they will be prepared to read and understand the informational text they will encounter as they progress through elementary school, junior high, high school and university level studies. In addition to developing critical non-fiction reading skills, these books will also help students become strong writers as well.

I want my students to have exposure to every type of reading genre with specific teaching points.

I want to be able to explore the world through books with my class. By having 6 books of the same title we will be able to delve deeper in nonfiction, thus preparing students for secondary education.

Mrs. Nieman
Grades PreK-2

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23 donors23 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Earthquakes • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
Polar Mammals • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
Floods (A True Book) • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
Westward Expansion Teresa Domnauer • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
The Inca Empire Sandra Newman • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
The Bald Eagle • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
Simple Machines Allan Fowler • AKJ Books $3.61 6 $21.66
Slavery in America • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
Tropical Rain Forests • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
Paleontology • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
U.S. Landforms • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
Pandemics • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42

Materials cost

$356.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.60

Total project goal

$490.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.69

22 Donors

-$463.93

Donations toward project cost

-$395.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.09

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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