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Ms. Troutman from Denver CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Science to Literacy

My students need a rich library of nonfiction scientific texts to enrich our literacy program.

  • $350 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of the driving reasons for why I teach in the elementary setting is the knowledge that strong educational access from an early age builds a foundation of inquisitive learning. This curiosity will support scholars through their entire life. My students live in a highly diverse community and attend school in a low-income region of our school district. Everyday these scholars walk through the front doors of our building trusting that, regardless of the challenges they face outside of school, we will meet them in the classroom with the tools they deserve to succeed academically.

Our third and fourth grade literacy classroom is an inclusive and cooperative learning space where students have an opportunity to challenge their thinking, cultivate perspective taking, and grow their personal voice.

Through rich exposure to learning opportunities designed to meet their personal needs, I am confident that my students will leave third and fourth grade prepared for the years to come. These are caring children who are thirsty for learning.

My Project

I teach English Language Arts to fourth and third grade students. In my classroom, we are trusted to know our own learning targets and to understand how to meet those goals through personal choice. Part of owning the choices that support our success, is understanding how curious our brains are and supporting our intellectual exploration of our world.

For my students that means broadening our classroom library resources to include visually rich scientific and nonfiction texts.

The National Geographic and Lonely Planet texts are vivid and engaging. These are the perfect supplements to our literacy program and will encourage my elementary students to explore nonfiction texts. After all, by the time my students are seniors in high school more than 70 percent of their required academic reading will be in nonfiction texts!

Ms. Troutman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $12.78 2 $25.56
The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works • Amazon Business $21.02 1 $21.02
Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More! (Encyclopaedia) • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.67 1 $15.67
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 (National Geographic Almanacs) • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun! • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Let's Explore... Ocean (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Water • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Let's Explore... Jungle (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
The Water Cycle at Work (Water In Our World) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Water: Up, Down, and All Around (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $6.33 1 $6.33
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Skyscrapers (Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Mars • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Meteors • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Wolves • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Water • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • Amazon Business $3.69 1 $3.69
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Amazing Animal Journeys • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

Materials cost

$247.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$297.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.42

Total project goal

$349.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$349.44

3 Donors

-$174.72

Donations toward project cost

-$148.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.21

match offer

-$174.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.21

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$0.00

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