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Mrs. Taylor from Anaheim CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Animals and Their Habitats!

My students need books about animals and their habitats to read and understand how living things get what they need to survive!

  • $473 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My awesome second graders come from a very low socioeconomic background, with the majority falling below the poverty line. They are mainly English language learners (72%) and many of them live in homes which house multiple families under the same roof. The median income is well below poverty level, with some being homeless. Some of these seven and eight-year-olds have the sole responsibility of taking care of their younger siblings while their parents are working, with many parents working more than one job. Others are latchkey children.

Our school is Title I and 80% of the children receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

In addition to the many challenges that these hard-working students face, they also are coping with the fact that our school is situated in a high crime area with frequent gang activity. My children have extremely limited access to technology in their homes, yet with all these obstacles, my students come to school with much enthusiasm and an eager desire to learn.

My Project

In second grade, students are required to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. This correlates with our Benchmark Reading Program unit 3. To enhance this learning, my scholars need a variety of rich print books with pictures about animals and their habitats in order for them to read, compare and understand how living things get what they need in order to survive. By having access to these books, it will also provide my students with a deeper compassion and understanding toward animals and their habitats. With your help, my students will be able to attain their learning goals.

Mrs. Taylor
Grades PreK-2
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 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What on Earth Science Series Set 2 • AKJ Education $24.00 1 $24.00
A Desert Habitat • AKJ Education $19.42 1 $19.42
Seahorses • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Smart Kids: Rainforest • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
The Salmon Bears Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Great Migrations Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
About Habitats: Grasslands • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Anaconda • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Poison Dart Frog • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Giraffe • AKJ Education $9.93 1 $9.93
The Rainforest Grew All Around • AKJ Education $8.06 1 $8.06
Penguin • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Gorilla • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Elephant • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Blacktip Reef Sharks • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
On Kiki's Reef • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
A Grassland Habitat • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Grasslands • AKJ Education $6.05 1 $6.05
Desert Animals • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Coral Reef Builders • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Hide-and-Seek Science Animal Camouflage • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bison • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Penguins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Deserts • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
About Penguins • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Endangered Elephants • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Camels • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
American Bison • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Polar Bears and the Arctic: A Nonfiction Companion to Polar Bears Past Bedtime • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Life in a Coral Reef • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Animals Work • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Life in a Desert • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Life in a Tundra • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Coral Reefs • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Baby Animals in Rainforest Habitats • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Life in the Arctic • AKJ Education $4.75 1 $4.75
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Life in a Coral Reef • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Polar Animals • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Rainforest Animals • AKJ Education $4.03 1 $4.03
Animal Lives: Giraffes • AKJ Education $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Rainforest Adventure • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Giraffes • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Jungle Animals (Flip the Flaps) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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