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Ms. Pierce from Fort Worth TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Authentic Connections to the Real World

Help me give my students the real life connections they need through nonfiction books, magazines, and online resources that Scholastic News and books provides for them.

  • $345 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First grade is such a pivotol year for students growth and development in reading and this group loves to read! I have had the privilege of having them for 2 years, looping up from kindergarten to first grade with them I have watched this love for books grow to new levels.

As the year moved along, I realized that they all seemed to gravitate towards the non fiction books in the classroom.

They loved learning about real life things and being able to share their knowledge. No matter what genre we moved to for our reading workshop they always begged to be able to keep a few non fiction books in their book boxes.

My Project

Working with students in a lower socio economic community, you look for ways to help build background knowledge and enrich vocabulary across the curriculum. Lack of background knowledge is a huge hurdle for many children of lower socio econimic backgrounds. Lack of knowledge creates a struggle for them in reading comprehension, as well as the ability to grasp concepts in other subjects across the curriculum.

Nonfiction is a way to connect children with the world around them.

Fun and exciting nonfiction helps children’s informal experiences, gives them better vocabulary to describe what they see, deepens their understanding, and extends what they know into the unknown.

Vocabulary plays such an important role in academic success. It is the foundation for speaking, reading, and writing. Children are like sponges and they absorb new words, knowledge and experiences in the world around them. Nonfiction or informational text provides new knowledge in both learning words and connecting those words to related concepts.

Ms. Pierce
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 1 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.75 22 $126.50
American Symbols, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
STEAM Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00

Materials cost

$235.50

Vendor shipping charges

$23.55

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$292.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.63

Total project goal

$344.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$344.21

4 Donors

-$169.90

Donations toward project cost

-$148.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.74

match offer

-$169.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$144.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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