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Mrs. Wilhelm from Irvine CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Capture the Mind

My students need a class set of novels, science videos, and materials for the classroom.

  • $468 goal

This project expired on May 12, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"This book is so scary!" "The captain is so mean!" "I love it!" When my students utter these words about a book, I know they are hooked.

I teach 5th grade and in the age of instant information I want to provide my students with a novel that will have them on the edge of their seats.

I think this novel will provide that opportunity. I also want my students to see and experience the wonders of Science that will be seen in the Eyewitness and Bill Nye DVDs.

My Project

I want my students to fall in love with books the way they do with video games. I want to get a class set of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle because the students I know who have read it, loved it. I want all my students talking about the book and asking what they would do in that situation. I am also requesting Science DVDs and teaching guides to help me provide the best information I can to my students.

This project is important because it will not only open their minds, but it will challenge their imaginations.

They will have to walk in the shoes of Charlotte Doyle, or experience what it would be like when a natural disaster strikes. These materials will help provide an enriching experience for my students.

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30 donors30 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 40 $238.80
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Chemical Reactions - Classroom Edition • AKJ BOOKS $25.64 1 $25.64
Eyewitness: Natural Disasters • AKJ BOOKS $12.81 1 $12.81
Where the Red Fern Grows John Carratello, Patty Carratello, Cheryl Buhler (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
A Guide for Using Misty of Chincoteague in the Classroom Marty Sanders, Lorin Klistoff (Editor), Ana Castanares (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
Witch of Blackbird Pond, Grades 5-8 Dona Herweck Rice, Paula Spence (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 1 $7.68
Differentiating Instruction with Menus: Science Laurie Westphal • AKJ BOOKS $13.64 1 $13.64
Differentiating Instruction with Menus: Language Arts Laurie Westphal • AKJ BOOKS $13.64 1 $13.64

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