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  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. C.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creating Future Scientists Through Non-Fiction Texts

My students need non-fiction science texts to supplement our outdated textbooks and limited school library, as well as science games to foster a love of science!

My Students

"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning," William Arthur Ward once said. Curiosity abounds in my second grade class, and I want to keep the momentum going! Unfortunately, our school library does not have an abundance of age appropriate non-fiction texts for our primary students to read.

I teach a class of wonderful second grade students at a Title I school.

Our school has over 85% of our students on free/reduced lunch. The major demographics of our students are Hispanic, African American, and Asian. Many of our students live in apartments or government housing. We also have a large English as a second language population. This year I am lucky to have a large group of gifted and talented students in my class!

My Project

My students need non-fiction science texts to supplement our outdated textbooks and limited school library, as well as science games to foster a love of science! My students will be immersed in content specific literature to help better understand our science concepts, allow students to conduct more thorough research and investigations, help students continue to read and reflect on non-fiction texts and their text features, and keep the love of reading and learning growing. My students will also use the games and file folder readings to help bring non-fiction text to life in the reading and science classroom.

Students love to ask questions, and non-fiction texts help these students to find the answers.

I want my students to keep on asking those questions and continue to search to find the answers. With several of my students being gifted and talented this year, many of these students will be conducting research. We will need many resource materials to be readily available at their fingertips..

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH176 - Read & Comprehend Science Activity Folders - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL472 - Match & Sort Science Quickies - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE805 - Can Do! Matter Game - Gr. 2-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
HH986 - Matter Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
HH986 - Matter Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Weather (Eye Wonder Series) DK Publishing, Lorrie Mack (Edit • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Life in a Pond • AKJ Books $7.67 1 $7.67
Earth''s Rivers • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
The Life Cycle of an Earthworm • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
The Life Cycle of a Bird • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Ant Hadley Dyer, Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
The Life Cycle of a Flower • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Rainforest Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Desert Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Forest Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Grassland Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
A Wetland Habitat • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Earth''s Mountains • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Minerals • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Coral Reefs Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Blizzard (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Tornadoes! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hurricanes! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Forecasting the Weather (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Flood (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Cactus Hotel • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Coral Reef Food Chains (Food Chain Series) Kelley MacAulay, • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Solids, Liquids and Gases • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Rocks • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Forest Food Chains ( Food Chain Series) Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
At Home in the Coral Reef • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Desert Food Chains ( Food Chain Series) Bobbie Kalman, Kelle • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Tundra Food Chains • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Science Kids: Weather • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Oceans and Seas • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Sun Elaine Landau • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Caves • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
How a Plant Grows • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
How Mountains Are Made Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, James Grah • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Tornado Alert Franklyn M. Branley, Giulio Maestro, Giulio Ma • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Sun: Our Nearest Star Franklyn M. Branley, Edward Miller (Il • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
What Is The World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, And Gases (Let''s read and Find Out Science Stag • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Energy Makes Things Happen • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Moon Seems to Change Franklyn M. Branley, Barbara & Ed Ember • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Sunshine Makes the Seasons Franklyn M. Branley, Michael Rex • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
What the Moon is Like • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Sun, Moon And Stars, Level 2 • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
So That''s How the Moon Changes Shape • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Time For Kids: Storms! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Plants Bite Back DK Reader • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Time For Kids: Plants! Editors Of Time For Kids, Brenda Iase • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Hurricanes! (Hello Readers) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Time For Kids: Butterflies! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Wild Weather • AKJ Books $2.88 1 $2.88
Hungry Plants (Step Into Reading Level 4) • AKJ Books $2.79 1 $2.79

Materials cost

$385.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.35

Total project goal

$495.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.68

9 Donors

-$247.84

Donations toward project cost

-$210.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.17

match offer

-$247.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$210.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 9 other donors.

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