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Mrs. Russell from Des Moines IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Non-Fiction Books

My students need engaging and relevant non-fiction books for research and informative writing.

  • $412 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is an inner-city school and most students live across the street in a federally subsidized housing project. Our student population is unique because 60% of the students are English Language Learners. Of that 60%, 95% are from refugee families. The student population is 94% minorities. 98% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

My school has one of the most culturally diverse populations of students in the district.

We celebrate our differences by bringing our students, family, and community together. My students are excited to come to school every day because of the joy they find in learning and the growth they are making.

I am proud that our school is the center of our community. It is our students' home. They feel safe, loved, and cared for. This is my fourth year teaching there, and each year I'm there I realize the impact I have on my students' education and lives.

My Project

Developing a love of reading requires the right books. Many students gravitate towards fiction books, but non-fiction books can be just as interesting if not more. Many non-fiction books that are provided at our school are old, not engaging, or not at an appropriate reading level.

Students love to learn about the world around them.

The books that I have chosen will help them learn about social studies and science. In second grade, a major focus for our writing standards is research and informative writing. These books give students access to topics that they want to learn about. They are at their reading level and have engaging illustrations and photographs.

Mrs. Russell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pocket Bios: Pocahontas • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Pocket Bios: Blackbeard • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pocket Bios: Anne Frank • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pocket Bios: Gandhi • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pocket Bios: Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pocket Bios: Marie Antoinette • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pocket Bios: Muhammad Ali • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pocket Bios: Nelson Mandela • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pocket Bios: Frida Kahlo • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pocket Bios: Isaac Newton • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Pocket Bios: Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Pocket Bios: Rosa Parks • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Pocket Bios: Neil Armstrong • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Pocket Bios: Buddha • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Pocket Bios: Vincent van Gogh • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Al Capone (Pocket Bios) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
National Geographic Readers: Manatees • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bats • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.67 1 $3.67
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.41 1 $3.41
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$294.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$349.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.68

Total project goal

$411.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$411.18

3 Donors

-$230.59

Donations toward project cost

-$196.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.59

match offer

-$180.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$153.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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