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Mr. Alper from Jackson Heights NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All TheThings We Wouldn't Want To Live Without!

Help me give my students the creative and engaging non-fiction book series "You Wouldn't Want To Live Without..." so they learn and enjoy at the same time.

  • $499 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are so many things that my students wonder about. They often ask me tons of questions. I want them to develop a strong sense of the world around them. I want to help them answer these burning questions. I want them to learn about history and why the past is so important for their future.

My students want to come to a classroom to learn and they want to enjoy it at the same time.

This year I'm teaching an ICT class (Integrated Co-Teaching). Half of the students are students with special needs.

My students are from an inner city community located in New York City. Our school is a Title I school that receives funding for many intervention services such as reading, math and English as a second language. Each student receives free breakfast and lunch daily. Every year it seems to get harder and harder to supply students with the necessary tools for school.

My Project

My students need and want to read non-fiction books so that they can learn about the things they use every day. I want them to learn about many of the things that they wonder about; from boogers, to poop, to dirt, to soap, to bumble bees.

Why are these every day items we use so important?

That's what I want my students to learn.

The "You wouldn't want to live without..." series allows kids to learn in a fun and entertaining way. These non-fiction books are funny and very kid friendly. They speak to kids due to the way they are written in a humorous fashion and an easy friendly language that will make the students want to learn more. This is what non-fiction should embody. Students should want to read more and learn more, and that's what I hope these books will do for them. My students will also begin to answer many of the questions that they have and pose to me on a daily basis.

When my students leave my classroom at the end of the year, and begin middle school, they always leave with a wealth of knowledge they didn't have before.

I stress the importance of non-fiction texts to my students, because when you get older, most of what you are interested in and read deals with real facts. My students will be learning specific non-fiction reading skills like finding the main idea, creating inferences and summarizing. Along with other skills like developing a thesis statement based on what they read and then supporting that thesis statement with text support.

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Mr. Alper
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 64 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
You Wouldn't Want to Work in a Victorian Mill! (You Wouldn't Want to Be) • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Victorian Servant • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Simple Machines! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be on the Hindenburg! (You Wouldn't Want to…: History of the World) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Bacteria! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Fire! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Satellites! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Pain! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Boogers! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: American History) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Glass! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without the Internet! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Gaming! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Vegetables! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Money! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Dentists! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Writing! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Plastic! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Nurses! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clocks and Calendars! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Insects! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Mayflower! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: History of the World) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Soap! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Antibiotics! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Marco Polo! (You Wouldn't Want to…: History of the World) • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Coding! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Poop! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: American History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Bees! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Math! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Gravity! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: Adventurers and Explorers) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
You Wouldn't Want to Be Tutankhamen! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: Ancient Civilization) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Trees! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clean Water! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Railroad! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: American History) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
• Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Great Wall of China! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: History of the World) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Dirt! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Sleep! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Extreme Weather! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
You Wouldn't Want to Be Cleopatra! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: Ancient Civilization) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Vaccinations! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82

Materials cost

$387.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$423.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.76

Total project goal

$498.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$498.40

1 Donor

-$423.64

Donations toward project cost

-$423.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$74.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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