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Mrs. Ross from Mesa AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Champion Readers Need Nonfiction Books!

My students need more non-fiction books for our classroom library.

  • $386 goal

This project expired on March 3, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We believe that every student is a champion. Every morning we chant "I am a champion!". This school year all of the students at our school have been given a goal to read 1 million minutes by the end of the year. We need non-fiction books in our classroom library to contribute to the goal!

I teach first grade ELD/ ESL (English as a second language) in a title one school.

They are a great group of kids and are very eager to learn. Nonfiction books also help my students to gain background knowledge on a lot of topics that they may not have had experience with. This classroom library will help my students with making connections from the fictional stories to non-fiction.

My Project

My students will be able to use our books to contribute to the school goal of reading 1 million minutes by the end of the school year. In first grade common core standards, nonfiction is a huge focus. The non-fiction books will allow my students to see the connection between fiction and non-fiction.

Since the majority of my students are coming from low income backgrounds, many of them have not experienced different kinds of books or even a library.

Having a classroom library where the students can read from everyday, instead of just once a week in the school library. This will also help my students to contribute to the school's goal for reading minutes.

Mrs. Ross
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 1 Nonfiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $41.69 1 $41.69
Grade 1 $mart $et Nonfiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $25.00 1 $25.00
Baboons • AKJ Books $17.99 1 $17.99
A Home in the Rain Forest • AKJ Books $16.06 1 $16.06
A Little Book of Sloth • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Corn • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Celebrating St. Patrick''s Day • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Happy Valentine''s Day! • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Pumpkin Book • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Frogs Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Homes • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Farming Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Maps, Maps, Maps! • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Are You a Ladybug? • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Red-eyed Tree Frog Joy Cowley, Nic Bishop (Illustrator), Nic • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Meerkats Jody Sullivan Rake • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Ants and Their Nests • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Rain Forest Animals • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Thanksgiving is . . . (Pbk) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Robots - PL-7067 • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
Bees • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Veterans Day Rebecca Rissman • AKJ Books $4.59 1 $4.59
Katydids • AKJ Books $4.38 1 $4.38
The Changing Caterpillar • AKJ Books $4.38 1 $4.38
Homes • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Where Do Chicks Come From? (Let''s-Read-and-Find-Out Science • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
From Seed to Pumpkin • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Rain Forest Animals • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Jack o Lanterns • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Thanksgiving • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Caterpillars and Butterflies • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Eggs and Chicks • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
I Like Corn • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Fishy Tales • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Robots • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Pilgrim Children Had Many Chores - 3902 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55
Houses 3935 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55
Maps - 3929 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55
Celebrating President''s Day: What Is a President? - 4523 • AKJ Books $2.55 1 $2.55

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