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Mrs. Keough from Astatula FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Worms Needed for Science!

My students need a bunch of books to help them learn about animal life cycles and behaviors.

  • $230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you think of your elementary school days, what stands out to you? I want my students to remember our classroom's science center(s) teaming with creatures in various stages of their life cycle.

My students love bugs - and they're starting to turn our classroom into a living entomology museum!

I teach at a small school in rural Florida. My classes include many students for whom English is their second language (including one student that has come to us recently speaking no English) and students who have special learning needs. Our fourth grade is departmentalized and I try to do projects & find enough materials to get every child involved. I am amazed at the level and complexity of the conversations they have during project/lab time and try have as many hands-on activities as possible in order to draw out those conversations.

My Project

In the past, I've borrowed books from our school library based on the topic we are currently studying in science class. This year, however, I am faced with a more difficult situation. My students have a wider range of reading abilities and I have a student that has recently come to us speaking no English. In order to me to meet the needs of my students, I need books about animals and insects on lower reading levels and in my non-English speaker's native language.

I carefully selected these book to serve as resources to reach all of my learners - from my high ones that need to be challenged, to my lower readers that need the science content brought to them on their reading level, to my non-English speaking students that need the content brought to them in their own language.

Each book was selected based on the standards I need to teach my students - from life cycles to animal behaviors to animal adaptions. They will serve as a point of reading interest and also to build background knowledge for my students that may not have the life experiences needed for the science class.

The bug terrariums have been set up and filled with living creatures. The students are making observations and trying to figure out what a terrifying-looking "carnivorous beetle" is. Their research in these books on their level will lead them to the discovery that we're raising...lady bugs!

Mrs. Keough
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
From Tadpole to Frog (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How Deep Is the Ocean? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hurricane Watch (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Chirping Crickets (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Honey in a Hive (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ant Cities (Lets Read and Find Out Books) (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Eats What?: Food Chains and Food Webs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Look Out for Turtles! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
How Do Birds Find Their Way? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Wiggling Worms at Work (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
National Geographic Readers: Las Serpientes (Snakes) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Pingüinos (Penguins) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Animales Mas Mortales (Deadliest Animals) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Las Ranas (Frogs) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: De la Oruga a la Mariposa (Caterpillar to Butterfly) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Lobos (Wolves) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Tiburones (Sharks) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Delfines (Dolphins) (National Geographic para ninos, Nivel 2 / National Geographic Readers, Level 2) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Grandes Migraciones: Las Ballenas (Great Migrations: Whales) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Pandas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Snakes Are Hunters (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $4.52 1 $4.52
National Geographic Readers: Coral Reefs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $2.97 1 $2.97
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Amazing Animal Journeys • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
National Geographic Readers: Manatees • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $2.88 1 $2.88

Materials cost

$162.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.48

Total project goal

$229.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$229.86

4 Donors

-$109.36

Donations toward project cost

-$106.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.55

match offer

-$114.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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