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Ms. Downing from Carencro LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adventure Time: Exploring the Sciences Through Reading Part 2

My students need science books to fuel their curiosity and empower them through knowledge of the world around them.

  • $170 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My ELA students are imaginative and fun-loving kids. They are hard-working students who are held to high expectations. They want to succeed and try their best every day. They come from low-income households and have not had much experience with the world outside their small community. All are emerging readers, and many are ESL learners.

Many of my students face numerous challenges in their lives including hunger, safety, and unstable living situations.

Despite the hardships they are facing at home, they show up at school excited and ready to learn! The desire to learn and love to have fun while they do, in a safe and exciting place, that is my classroom.

My Project

My students love to read and learn about science topics! They are fascinated by the world around them and are eager to explore it. Every time we cover any science topic in reading class, they end up devour any books they can find on the subject! Last week we read the story “Dog-of-the-Sea” and they became fascinated with volcanoes! Every book I had on that topic was off the shelf and making its way through students. With with project, I hope to greatly expand my library to include hot topics such as life science and physics! The books in this project also range in reading levels, making them assessable to a wide range of readers. They will be read during independent reading time and also used as a cross-curricular support of topics covered in science class.

I want my readers to get excited about the natural world and inspire them to explore it!

My wonderful students are voracious readers and have an insatiable appetite for knowledge. These books will feed that, fueling their curiosity and a love of reading. We all know that knowledge is power! Please help me empower my students through these non-fiction books.

Ms. Downing
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 40 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Narwhal (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Polar Bear (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Incredible Insects (Rookie Read-About Science: Strange Animals) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
I Like to Exercise (Rookie Read-about Health) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Turtles and Tortoises (Rookie Read-About Science: What's the Difference?) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Remarkable Reptiles (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Freaky Fish (Rookie Read-About Science: Strange Animals) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Plants That Eat Animals (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
A Look at Teeth (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
What Is Gravity? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Spiders Are Not Insects (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Inside an Ant Colony (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Knowing about Noses (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
It Could Still Be a Flower (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Top and Bottom of the World (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Icebergs, Ice Caps, and Glaciers (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Gator or Croc? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70
Arctic Fox (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $4.52 1 $4.52
These Birds Can't Fly (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
Living in the Arctic (Rookie Read-About Geography) • Amazon Business $3.32 1 $3.32

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