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Ms. Collings from Wilmington DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Can Take You Anywhere!

My students need diverse science and social studies literature within their reading levels to explore and connect with the world around them.

  • $405 goal

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My Students

I teach in a vibrant school in Wilmington, Delaware. My classroom is full of bright, young science and social studies scholars. In spite low income households and other obstacles, these wonderful students come to school each day ready to learn and grow! They are resilient and are committed to getting a quality education that will prepare them for the best future possible.

My students love reading informational texts as well as fiction.

My 3rd graders are always eager to acquire new reading material. As literacy and student growth are incredibly important, my students work hard and strive to meet the academic goals that they set for themselves, as well as those the school sets for them. It is such a privilege to teach these students and walk alongside them as they grow.

My Project

My students need books that they can relate to and that will give them access to the world around them. As we study subjects such as forces, ecosystems, life cycles, citizenship, navigation, and United States history, these materials will allow for greater schema building. These books were carefully chosen from the Notable Science Trade Books and Notable Social Studies Trade Books for 2018. My students need these books to help them explore the world while staying in their 3rd grade classroom. The people, places, and ideas that my students are exposed to in these books will inspire them to explore more of the world as they grow older.

My 3rd graders are future researchers, scientists, inventors, and world leaders; they need these books to help show them all of the possibilities for their future.

These books will help raise their interest in reading and their reading levels. The books will also help teach the science and social studies content that they will need to thrive in the world as they grow.

In these books, my students will find real-life heroes that they can connect to and feel kinship with. They will also encounter people and places that they are different from and will have to re-evaluate their thinking. These books will both promote critical thinking in my students and offer them connections to their identity.

Ms. Collings
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bees: A Honeyed History • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song • Amazon Business $7.66 2 $15.32
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $15.24 1 $15.24
The Street Beneath My Feet • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Flowers for Sarajevo • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Caroline's Comets: A True Story • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Hawk Mother: The Story of a Red-tailed Hawk Who Hatched Chickens • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
The Skydiving Beavers: A True Tale • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
How Animals Build (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Margaret and the Moon • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix (Food Heroes) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Manjhi Moves a Mountain • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Daddy Played the Blues • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
The Map of Good Memories • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
A Different Pond • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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