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Ms. Riesterer from Janesville WI is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Books Out of This World!

Help me give my students a variety of books to learn about our solar system!

  • $483 goal

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My Students

My class consists of 18 terrific third graders. Teaching third-graders is always an exciting adventure! Each and every single day my students pose new ideas, challenges, and problem-solving skills to enhance their learning as well as those around them. Our school strives to empower all students and my students often empower each other. Every child has talents and strengths that sometimes just needs a bit more encouragement to blossom. The students in my class care about one another as though we are family.

My Project

We are in the process of adopting a new reading curriculum. No matter the curriculum chosen, both have a unit of study that revolves around space. When pulling books this year, I noticed that there were few to pick from and of those we have, they are outdated and in poor condition. Having a new set of books will help students complete their individual planet research and further the learning opportunities possible. While internet research is often quick and preferred, there is value in having students grab a book to research as they absorb so much more information that they may not even realize they were looking for.

Ms. Riesterer
Grades 3-5
  • Jackson Elementary School
  • Janesville, WI
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 18 students.

    1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Discover Mercury (Searchlight Books ™ ― Discover Planets) • Amazon Business $30.65 1 $30.65
Discover Uranus (Searchlight Books ™ ― Discover Planets) • Amazon Business $30.65 1 $30.65
Skillmatics Educational Game : Space Explorers | Reusable Activity Mats with 2 Dry Erase Markers | Gifts & Learning Tools for Boys and Girls 6, 7, 8, 9 Years • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky (Revised and Updated): The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the Sky (A Child's Introduction Series) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Fascinating Space Book for Kids: 500 Far-Out Facts! (Fascinating Facts) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
You Are the First Kid on Mars • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Me and My Place in Space • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ella Says: I'm Going to be an Astronaut! • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Luna Lucy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Discover Neptune (Searchlight Books ™ ― Discover Planets) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Discover Earth (Searchlight Books ™ ― Discover Planets) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Discover Jupiter (Searchlight Books ™ ― Discover Planets) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Discover Venus (Searchlight Books ™ ― Discover Planets) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (Our Universe, 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Discover Mars (Searchlight Books ™ ― Discover Planets) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Discover Saturn (Searchlight Books ™ ― Discover Planets) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Space Exploration for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Astronauts, Rockets, and Life in Zero Gravity • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Mars (Planets in Our Solar System) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Neptune (Planets in Our Solar System) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Saturn (Planets in Our Solar System) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Jupiter (Planets in Our Solar System) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Uranus (Planets in Our Solar System) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Earth (Planets in Our Solar System) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Mercury (Planets in Our Solar System) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Venus (Planets in Our Solar System) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
My First Book of Planets: All About the Solar System for Kids • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Where Is Our Solar System? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Planet Name Game (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Is NASA? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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