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Ms. Algier from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Conservation + Empathy: Books for Sharing the Planet with Animals

My students need books to help them understand, empathize, and help conserve our planet for the amazing animals we share Earth with!

  • $322 goal

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My Students

I work in a neighborhood where only 2.2% of the population has a college diploma and over 68% never completed high school. For the students in my room, 100% will graduate high school and 100% will have acceptance to a university when they receive their high school diploma. From day one of entering our school, the question is not if they will go to school but where! It is the love of reading that begins this journey from a young age.

My Project

With your help, we can get these books into the hands of students who can help us save the planet! These books spotlight all the amazing creatures that we share our Earth with! One of the ways to help teach students to be responsible citizens is to expose them to the animals on our planet. When students understand the animals, their impact they will be more empathetic and compassionate about conservation! These high-interest, beautiful non-fiction text will expose students to animals they have never seen, and may not know even exist!

With these books we can leave the classroom to explore the Arctic, the rainforest, the desert, and more!

Too many of our students have never left their zip code and have only been to the zoo once on a field trip. With your support we can expose students to all the amazing animals, the gems of our planets! Help me create empathy, understanding, and care of our planet through these beautiful and exciting books!

Ms. Algier
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 900 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wild Animals of the South • Amazon Business $24.50 1 $24.50
Wild Animals of the North • Amazon Business $24.41 1 $24.41
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Mad About Monkeys • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Animal Architects: Amazing Animals Who Build Their Homes • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
CRAZY ABOUT CATS • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Smart About Sharks • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
This Phenomenal Life: The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with Our Universe • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Amazing Animal Friendships: Odd Couples in Nature • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Amazing Animal Journeys • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Actual Size • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53
National Geographic Readers: Owls • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $3.13 1 $3.13
What If You Had Animal Ears? • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

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