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Ms. Kool from Ogden UT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Cross Curricular Literature

Help me give my students non fiction books that support our classroom learning experiences.

  • $958 goal

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My Students

My fifth graders are the best! They are creative, active, inquisitive, and collaborative. Every day, they work hard towards becoming great future citizens of our community!

They come into school excited to learn, which makes me excited to teach them!

Whether we are reading A Long Walk to Water and talking about the world's water crisis, learning about cycling of matter in our ecosystem by creating a school garden, or designing and building gingerbread houses to practice our math skills, I am blown away by their comments, questions and insights on what we are learning. I can't wait to see what they accomplish this year and in the future!

My Project

Covid has been very disruptive to learning over the last two years. Due to their unprecedented last couple of years of experiences in school, these students face unique challenges unlike those they’d be facing in a non-covid world. They could sure use the tools to support them along their learning journey.

My goal is to create cross-curricular learning experiences for my students by incorporating literature into my science and social studies lessons to keep them excited and engaged in learning.

Through this project I am hoping to grow my non-fiction library to supplement my learning units that include things like planning a garden, historical fiction novel studies, and a constitution bee.

Ms. Kool
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Everyday Language Reference Set, Newest Edition • Amazon Business $18.90 10 $189.00
Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
The Poetry of US: More than 200 poems that celebrate the people, places, and passions of the United States • Amazon Business $19.38 1 $19.38
National Geographic Kids Encyclopedia of American Indian History and Culture: Stories, Timelines, Maps, and More • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More!: Poems for Two Voices • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Boom! Bellow! Bleat!: Animal Poems for Two or More Voices • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps! • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
Thomas Jefferson: Great American (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $17.72 1 $17.72
The History of the Civil Rights Movement: A History Book for New Readers (The History of: A Biography Series for New Readers) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Earth-Shattering Events: Volcanoes, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and other natural disasters • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
My First Book of Haiku Poems: a Picture, a Poem and a Dream; Classic Poems by Japanese Haiku Masters (Bilingual English and Japanese text) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
National Geographic Kids U.S. Atlas 2020, 6th Edition • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Spring Books for Kids, Gardening for Kids, Preschool Science Books, Children's Nature Books) (Over and Under) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More! • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Natural Disasters: Investigate the Earth's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself) • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
The Curious Garden • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Paper Wishes • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
American History for Kids: 500 Facts! (History Facts for Kids) • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
All About Africa! About All African States and Peoples • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Follow the Recipe: Poems About Imagination, Celebration, and Cake • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 51 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A. (People and Events in History) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
American Trailblazers: 50 Remarkable People Who Shaped U.S. History • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Native American Homes: From Longhouses to Wigwams (Native American Cultures) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Native Americans in History: A History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Learning about Africa (Searchlight Books ™ ― Do You Know the Continents?) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
50 Fearless Women Who Made American History: An American History Book for Kids • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Messing Around on the Monkey Bars: and Other School Poems for Two Voices • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
20th Century American History for Kids: The Major Events that Shaped the Past and Present (History by Century) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
The Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp Based on a Classroom Diary • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Sacagawea: Journey into the West (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
George Washington: Leading a New Nation (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Paul Revere's Ride (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Boston Massacre (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The History of The Constitution: A History Book for New Readers (The History of: A Biography Series for New Readers) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Boston Tea Party (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Africa (A True Book: The Seven Continents) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Infographics for Kids • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Goodnight Africa • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Leaf Rides the Wind • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Paper Wishes • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70

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