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Ms. Olsen from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Support Our Plants and Animals Science Unit, Part 2

My students need 17 books to support our science unit on plants and animals.

  • $560 goal

This project expired on April 27, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Oh, if only I had a book to illustrate this concept!" This grant is the second of three grants I have written to collect books that have been recommended by our science curriculum as relevant to our unit on plants and animals.

I teach twenty-two students in an inner city school where there is a high level of linguistic, academic, and cultural diversity as well as an overall eagerness to learn.

Most of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. They see school as a safe place where they can rely on predictable routines and a lot of exciting learning. Their hard work motivates me to seek out the very best for them.

My Project

In first grade, the students love science. It's very gratifying to hear them cheer when I announce that we will be having science that day. I frequently hear kids talk about how much they love science, and at the end of each day when we remember the things we have done, students will often recall the science lesson if there was one. I am thrilled to be able to do science once or twice a week, because these days with so much emphasis on other subjects, it's easy to cast it to the side. I find it difficult, however, to teach some of the concepts in this unit without sufficient resources. For example, we talk about plant and animal needs, habitats, defense mechanisms, and adaptations. I think these concepts could be better understood if I had some books to show or stories to read that illustrate the ideas. The more ways I can present a concept, the greater the number of students who will grasp it, and the greater depth to which students will understand it.

Not only will these books help the students understand some difficult scientific concepts, they will also improve students' reading.

The books will live in my classroom library, and will be prominently displayed during our unit on plants and animals. I requested as many books in hardcover versions as possible, so that the books last for years to come. The books will also be shared with my two other grade level team teachers, so your generosity will reach many students for many years to come!

Ms. Olsen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big and Small: An Animal Opposites Book Lisa Bullard, Gail Saunders-Smith (Editor), Zoological Society of San Diego • AKJ BOOKS $21.64 1 $21.64
High and Low: An Animal Opposites Book Nathan Olson • AKJ BOOKS $21.64 1 $21.64
Short and Tall: An Animal Opposites Book Nathan Olson • AKJ BOOKS $21.64 1 $21.64
Let's Look at Animal Bottoms Wendy Perkins, Gail Saunders-Smith (Editor), Suzanne B. McLaren • AKJ BOOKS $22.78 1 $22.78
Let's Look at Animal Ears Wendy Perkins, Gail Saunders-Smith, Suzanne B. McLaren • AKJ BOOKS $22.78 1 $22.78
Let's Look at Animal Eyes Wendy Perkins, Gail Saunders-Smith, Suzanne B. McLaren • AKJ BOOKS $22.78 1 $22.78
Let's Look at Animal Feet Wendy Perkins, Gail Saunders-Smith, Suzanne B. McLaren • AKJ BOOKS $22.78 1 $22.78
Let's Look at Animal Noses Wendy Perkins, Gail Saunders-Smith, Suzanne B. McLaren • AKJ BOOKS $22.78 1 $22.78
Let's Look at Animal Tails Wendy Perkins, Gail Saunders-Smith (Editor), Suzanne B. McLaren • AKJ BOOKS $22.78 1 $22.78
Let's Look at Animal Teeth Wendy Perkins, Gail Saunders-Smith, Suzanne B. McLaren • AKJ BOOKS $22.78 1 $22.78
Let's Look at Animal Wings Wendy Perkins, Gail Saunders-Smith (Editor), Suzanne B. McLaren • AKJ BOOKS $22.78 1 $22.78
A Kangaroo Grows Up Amanda Doering Tourville, Michael Denman (Illustrator), William J. Huiett (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $30.19 1 $30.19
I Am an Octopus: The Life of a Common Octopus Trisha Speed Shaskan, Todd Ouren (Illustrator), Contribution by Melissa Kes, Designed by Lori Bye • AKJ BOOKS $22.78 1 $22.78
Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants Bonnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
A Jaguar Grows Up Amanda Doering Tourville, Michael Denman (Illustrator), William J. Huiett (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $30.19 1 $30.19
A Crocodile Grows Up Amanda Doering Tourville, Michael Denman (Illustrator), William J. Huiett (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $30.19 1 $30.19
A Giraffe Grows Up Amanda Doering Tourville, Michael Denman (Illustrator), William J. Huiett (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $30.19 1 $30.19

Materials cost

$398.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$475.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.97

Total project goal

$559.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$559.78

6 Donors

-$279.89

Donations toward project cost

-$237.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.98

match offer

-$279.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$237.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.98

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$0.00

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