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Mrs. Fauland from Lake Stevens WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adventures in Nonfiction Books

My students need a fun, engaging set of nonfiction books to make our classroom library THE place to seek new knowledge.

  • $567 goal

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My Students

"There is more treasure in books than in all the Pirate's loot on Treasure Island" ~Walt Disney

My room is full of inquisitive students.

Our classroom is an ever changing environment as we strive to reach Common Core standards while still enjoying the process. One of my greatest goals is to help my students learn how to further their learning by asking their own questions and also how to seek the answers.

I teach at a Title 1 school and my students are amazingly determined. We have adopted a growth mindset this year which states that anyone can learn anything. Students truly take this to heart and rise to each and every challenge they encounter.

I want to empower my students to become lifelong readers no matter what their current skill level is. School is a level playing field for them and they eagerly take advantage of the support and wealth of knowledge they receive. In my room, we focus on learning while having fun. We love to laugh and explore concepts authentically. I seek to create lessons and design activities that my students will enjoy.

My Project

My students need a fresh, updated set of nonfiction books for our classroom library. With these engaging books students will WANT to visit our classroom library and leave with a book they will both enjoy and learn something from.

Nonfiction reading is a vital skill for today’s students.

More than ever students need to be exposed to nonfiction text and know how to seek and find useful information. We live in an age where it isn’t about memorization, but knowing how to ask good questions and processing the skills to what you need. With this diverse, differentiated set of nonfiction books my students will learn how to become accomplished researchers!

Mrs. Fauland
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 30 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swords: An Artist's Devotion • Amazon Business $20.67 1 $20.67
Nocturne: Creatures of the Night • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs and More! • Amazon Business $19.56 1 $19.56
Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Illusionology (Ologies) • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Genius!: The most astonishing inventions of all time • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Leopard & Silkie: One Boy's Quest to Save the Seal Pups (My Readers) • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Greek Myths • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
The Football Fanbook: Everything You Need to Become a Gridiron Know-it-All (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
LEGO® Awesome Ideas • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Strange But True! • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
1st and 10 (Revised and Updated): Top 10 Lists of Everything in Football (Sports Illustrated Kids Top 10 Lists) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Weird but True Food • AKJ Education $13.43 1 $13.43
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall (Biography) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
TIME For Kids Explorers: Robots • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Tree Lady The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
DNA Detective • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Drawing Dragons: Learn How to Create Fantastic Fire-Breathing Dragons • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Around the World • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
100 Things to Be When You Grow Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Guinness World Records: Biggest and Smallest! • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Weird But True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coral Reefs Cities of the Ocean • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Real Princess Diaries • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Weird But True Animals • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80

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