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Ms. Holub from Des Moines IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Proficient Science Literature!

My students need culturally proficient science literature to enhance their learning!

  • $497 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing children from various cultural backgrounds. My students come from all over the world and would benefit from materials that can increase their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. We are needing materials to enhance their learning to help close the achievement gap. The majority of my students cannot relate to the material provided by the district curriculum. We are in need of diverse literature that students can see themselves in. My goal is provide a large amount of diverse literature that my students can relate to in their lives. This will enhance their learning of the content being taught!

My Project

My classroom is full of students from various economic and culturally diverse backgrounds. My students would greatly benefit from science literature that matches their wonderful backgrounds. Some of the books I chose were "Me...Jane" and "A Passion for Elephants: The Real Life Adventure of a Field Scientist".

This literature will enhance my students understanding of science content and the various contributions that have been made from all over the world!

My students will use the books to build their background knowledge of the science content being taught! Students will learn about women in science and engineering, along with others from all over the world!

Ms. Holub
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Explore Physical Science Grades 2-3, 10-Book Set (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $89.90 1 $89.90
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
A Passion for Elephants: The Real Life Adventure of Field Scientist Cynthia Moss • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
If Sharks Disappeared • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Give Bees a Chance • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Papa's Mechanical Fish • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Superstars of Science • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
What Is A Scientist ? • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What Is Science? • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Snowflake Bentley • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
It's a Good Thing There Are Earthworms (Rookie Read-About Science: It's a Good Thing) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $4.56 1 $4.56

Materials cost

$362.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$422.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.52

Total project goal

$496.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$496.78

3 Donors

-$468.00

Donations toward project cost

-$399.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.70

match offer

-$27.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$22.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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