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Mrs. Simms from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring History to Life with Books!

Help me give my students non-fiction titles to read during our reading workshop. We also need a mega timer to help us keep track of our reading time.

  • $224 goal

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My Students

My students are an enthusiastic group of learners who love to read and explore all types of books. During our reading workshop time students are allowed to "shop" for the books that they will read during the week.

Books are so important to allow readers to visualize their learning.

My students need more non-fiction books to help them explore more informational learning. The students are always looking for new topics to learn about when it is their time to shop for books and having a bigger variety would be so beneficial to our classroom.

My Project

Having non-fiction books in our classroom will help us bring history to life! We love to learn about real life events and people and we need more non-fiction books to do that.

The biographies will help us gain more real life ideas of people in our history.

Non-fiction books help us gain knowledge of such important parts of history, which is something our classroom library is lacking.

We also need a timer to help us keep track of our reading time and different activities through out the day. The timer will help us be more efficient learners so we can use our time wisely.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kagan Cooperative Learning MegaTimer (JMT) • Amazon Business $54.19 1 $54.19
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Kagan Cooperative Learning Megatimer Adapter (JMTA) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Amelia Earhart • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
George Washington Carver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Benjamin Franklin Writer, Inventor, Statesman • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Is J.K. Rowling? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Lebron James • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
George Washington and the General's Dog • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Helen Keller courage in the dark • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Abe Lincoln's Hat • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
George Washington Soldier, Hero, President • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Albert Einstein Genius of the Twentieth Century • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Amelia Earhart More Than a Flier • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
John McCain: An American Life • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

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