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Ms. Bedford from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Do Dinosaurs Read?

My students need dinosaur and animal books to continue their love of reading.

  • $291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have twenty-five wonderful, energetic, and curious first-grade students. The students in my classroom speak a variety of languages, eight total. My school is 88% free or reduced price lunch, and that percentage is quickly rising. Forty-nine percent of the students at my school identify as Asian, 26% identify as African American, 14% identify as Hispanic, 10% identify as Caucasian, and 1% identify as American Indian.

My classroom is rich with diversity, and we celebrate each student's identity and culture.

My students are always moving. I use alternative seating, center-based learning, and differentiation to target the needs of all of my students.

In my school, the classrooms are co-taught and have a cluster of students who are just learning English or have special needs. I teach in a special education co-taught classroom. I am passionate about teaching to the needs of each of my students. I do not believe in a "cookie cutter" approach and often have each student working on something different at the same time which creates a need for more supplies.

My Project

This year in first grade I have so many students who are interested in dinosaurs! I have a few books about dinosaurs but they are either too hard for the students to read or so old that they are falling apart.

I need a variety of dinosaur books in many different reading levels for the students to dig in during independent reading time.

Some of the books that I have chosen are like an encyclopedia or are purely non fiction. I have also included some dinosaur books that are fiction so we can have discussions on what is fact and what is fiction.

I also have students that love animals so I'm requesting some animal books and animal stuffed animals to help continue their love of learning and deepen their love of reading!

Ms. Bedford
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dinosaur! • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia, Second Edition • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Animal Book • Amazon Business $16.87 1 $16.87
Arsenio the Anteater | 20 Inch Large Stuffed Animal Plush Ant Eating Aardvark | By Tiger Tale Toys • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest―and Most Surprising―Animals on Earth (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
Big Book of WHO Football (Revised & Updated) (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Big Book of WHO Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Big Book of Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth 12" Plush • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Anteater: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
The Everything Kids' Football Book: All-time Greats, Legendary Teams, and Today's Favorite Players--with Tips on Playing Like a Pro • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
Sloths (Nature's Children) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
My Big Dinosaur Book • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Dinosaur A-Z: For kids who really love dinosaurs! • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Beastly Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
My Big Animal Book (My Big Board Books) • Amazon Business $5.24 1 $5.24
Color and Activity Books Dinosaur: with Over 60 Stickers, Pictures to Color, Puzzle Fun and More! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$213.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$246.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.56

Total project goal

$290.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$290.38

1 Donor

-$145.19

Donations toward project cost

-$123.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.78

match offer

-$145.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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