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  • $210 goal

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Mr. J.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Books Expand Our Minds!

My students need a variety of books to build on to and update our classroom library.

My Students

Our school is a Title I school that is in an at-risk and low-income neighborhood. My students come from diverse backgrounds; the majority are Hispanic or African American. A little less than half of my students are limited English proficient and exceptional education students. Many come from single parent households or families that are in transition. We work very hard to overcome all of these challenges. My students have the exact same eagerness to learn science as their peers in more affluent schools. Unfortunately, the school's resources and technology are very limited.

My classroom is a place where curiosity is cultivated and creativity is fostered.

My students are inquisitive learners who love learning about our world. I strive to make all lessons interesting and engaging so students become more curious about the world and crave even more knowledge. The world's greatest inventions and advancements all started with curiosity!

My Project

Have you ever heard of the movie rental kiosk called "Redbox?" Our classroom has our own version called "Readbox." It is essentially a visually intriguing classroom library. Just like movies in the movie rental kiosk become old and outdated, so do books.

The same books have been in our classroom library for 3 years now and it is time for an update.

Most students have read every single book our classroom library has to offer. It is time for something new. The books requested are all linked to the Earth/Space Science or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curriculum and are captivating with interesting topics, colorful pictures, and/or real world applications. These books will help students expand their minds with curiosity, keep them interested in scientific texts, and most importantly, encourage and foster a love of reading.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Planets • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Inventions: That Could Have Changed the World...But Didn't! • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
A Global Warming Primer: Answering Your Questions About The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Breakthrough • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Eclipses (The Night Sky: and Other Amazing Sights in Space) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Genetic Engineering: Science, Technology, Engineering (Calling All Innovators: A Career for You) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Science Behind Wonders of the Sun: Sun Dogs, Lunar Eclipses, and Green Flash (The Science Behind Natural Phenomena) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
You Are the First Kid on Mars • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
Mars: The Red Planet: Rocks, Rovers, Pioneers, and More! • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

Materials cost

$146.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$178.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.50

Total project goal

$209.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$209.98

1 Donor

-$209.98

Donations toward project cost

-$178.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 120 students.

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