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Mrs. Albert from Hoquiam WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library NEEDS

My students need all of these materials to supplement our new English Language Arts curriculum. My classroom library lacks the diverse genres needed to fulfill this new curriculum standards.

  • $734 goal

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My Students

In my classroom of fifth graders, we are such an exciting group of mixed interests, abilities, and goals. My students are working on skills to improve their reading, writing, and mastering math facts, while some of their classmates are learning the rules of Order of Operation, volume, and the differences between the informational writing strategies. Together, we are tackling how to use drawings and models to make sense of fractions and researching different exciting topics.

Our classroom, is a place where we, “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy”, as Miss Frizzle says in The Magic School Bus series.

I create a culture that all students know I believe in them, no exceptions, no excuses and more importantly, they believe in themselves.

We are part of a smaller school district that celebrates inclusion. I teach in school with just fourth and fifth graders. My classroom is about becoming the best you, helping one another, and doing our best always. We work hard, we work together, and we have fun.

My Project

These books will help supply books for my classroom library. I want to make these topics accessible to my students, and not just on an iPad.

I'm so excited to share the new ELA curriculum with my students.

We get to use Max Axiom, a graphic novel, to explore and understand photosynthesis. The students will be able to see the words and read the Gettysburg Address. Within our new curriculum we have exciting unit topics to explore. We get to dive into Mesoamerican Civilizations, European Exploration and Trade, Renaissance and Reformation, Westward Expansion, Civil War, Native American Cultures, US Geography, Classifying Living Things, Cells, The Human Body, Matter and Changes, and Scientists Biographies.

Please help me put books into my students' hands.

Mrs. Albert
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Basics of Cell Life with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $6.59 10 $65.90
Understanding Photosynthesis with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $6.49 10 $64.90
Classifying Living Things (Gareth Stevens Vital Science- Life Science) • Amazon Business $14.05 3 $42.15
Scholastic Reader Level 4: Great Black Heroes: Five Brilliant Scientists: Five Brilliant Scientists (level 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 10 $39.90
Japanese Children's Favorite Stories CD Book One: CD Edition (Bk. 1) • Amazon Business $28.91 1 $28.91
A History of US: The First Americans: Prehistory-1600 A History of US Book One • Amazon Business $12.71 2 $25.42
A History of US: War, Terrible War: 1855-1865 A History of US Book Six • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Following the Great Herds: The Plains Indians and the American Buffalo (The Library of the Westward Expansion) • Amazon Business $24.60 1 $24.60
V is for Volunteer: A Tennessee Alphabet (Discover America State by State) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early Americans Took to the Road: The French & Indian War; Trails, Turnpikes, the Great Wilderness Much, Much More (Cheryl Harness Histories) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Eyewitness Plant (DK Eyewitness Books) • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer • Amazon Business $15.11 1 $15.11
Good Queen Bess : The Story of Elizabeth I of England • Amazon Business $14.63 1 $14.63
Aztec, Inca & Maya (DK Eyewitness Books) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (Second Revised Edition) (Vol. 2) (Story of the World) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (Second Revised Edition) (Vol. 2) (Story of the World) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
What Is Cell Theory? (Shaping Modern Science) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Exciting Endocrine System: How Do My Glands Work? (Slim Goodbody's Body Buddies) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Plants: Flowering Plants, Ferns, Mosses, and Other Plants (A Class of Their Own) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Wyoming (From Sea to Shining Sea) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Calico Captive • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620 (American Story (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620 (American Story (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
William Shakespeare & the Globe (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Nettie's Trip South (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
The Gettysburg Address • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41

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