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  • $397 goal

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Ms. Chesney
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Book Bonanza!

My students need quality books to enhance their knowledge and curiosity.

My Students

My students are very diverse, from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds. They love to learn and are interested in so many things from space, to bike riding to fairytales. They love to experience things hands-on, but that can be difficult in a school and district with limited resources.

The school is the largest elementary school in the district and although the administration really helps out, it is hard to have enough money to provide all of the resources that the students need.

Many of my students are in Special Education, so they need a variety of differentiated materials to provide the instruction that they need.

My Project

These books are aligned with the curriculum and will enhance and expand on the books that are part of the literacy program. The literature books will allow students to learn about characters, theme, point of view, author's purpose, problem and solution and to compare and contrast different cultures and ideas.

The informational books will build on the literacy program as well as science and social studies.

Informational texts are an important component of the curriculum, but the school is lacking in these texts.

Quality books will expose students to quality writing that will help them in their own reading and writing.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Firebird • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Kids Around the World Celebrate!: The Best Feasts and Festivals from Many Lands • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
That Is Not a Good Idea! • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting (Williamson Kids Can! Series) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
A Wetland Habitat (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Earth Day (Celebrations in My World (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Desert Habitat (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
The Arctic Habitat (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Anansi and the Talking Melon • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
A Grassland Habitat (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Rocks and Soil: Real Size Science • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
An Ocean of Animals (Habitats around the World) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Life in the Pond (Habitats around the World) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Weather Words and What They Mean • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
A Forest Habitat (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $6.33 1 $6.33
Animal Habitats (My Science Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Rainforest Habitat (Paperback) (Introducing Habitats) • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23
Simple Machines (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94
Amos & Boris • Amazon Business $3.79 1 $3.79
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $2.83 1 $2.83

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