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Ms. Kneiss from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding Nonfiction Text to Our Library!

My students need 38 new nonfiction books that build their vocabulary, including "Sea Turtles," "Life in a Wetland" and "Beavers and Their Lodges."

  • $266 goal

This project expired on September 29, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like to learn new and exciting information in school? Books can transport readers to places they have never been before. It opens up a world of experiences.

My students are energetic and passionate about reading.

They love exploring our classroom library searching for books that spark their interest. Our school community is located in a high poverty, urban setting. At our school, approximately 96 percent of our students qualify for free or reduced lunches. We are entering our third year as a turn around school and our students are already making remarkable progress.

My Project

Books are essential for driving student learning. Many of my students have not had the opportunity to travel outside of their neighborhood. Therefore, they have not had as many worldly experiences. As a result, having nonfiction books that allow them to have those experiences is priceless.

My students are thrilled about reading and discovering new information in books.

The books I requested will not only help my students become better readers but they will also help my students build a vocabulary as well as a knowledge base.

Ms. Kneiss
Grades PreK-2
  • Frederick Douglass Mastery Charter School
  • Philadelphia, PA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Meerkats Jody Sullivan Rake • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Elephants Sydnie M. Kleinhenz • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Zebras Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Cheetahs Deborah Nuzzolo • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Bengal Tigers • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Beavers and Their Lodges • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Kangaroos • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Giraffes Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Lions Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Bumble Bees • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Frogs Alyse Sweeney • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Toads Alyse Sweeney • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Dolphins Carol K. Lindeen • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Life in a Desert • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Pythons Jody Sullivan Rake • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Space Vehicles • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Silly Cars • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Old Cars • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Presidents'' Day • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Tanks • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
The U. S. Constitution Kathy Allen, Gail Saunders-Smith (Edi • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Salamanders • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Apatosaurus • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Corals • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Fire Trucks • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Jellyfish Carol K. Lindeen • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Life in a Forest • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Life in an Ocean • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Octopuses • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Life in a Pond, Vol. 3 Carol K. Lindeen, Gail Saunders-Smith • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Clown Fish Carol K. Lindeen • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Life in a Polar Region • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Life in a Rain Forest • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Life in a Wetland • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Whales Carol K. Lindeen • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Sea Turtles Carol K. Lindeen • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Sharks • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
American Bison • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07

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