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Ms. Chiong from Boston MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Nonfiction to Enhance Power

My students need engaging nonfiction texts that will spark them to make connections with the world!

  • $1,118 goal

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My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful, passionate, and they are always excited to learn! As third graders, my students will begin the year dedicating themselves to building reading lives--being a reader will become a part of their own individual identity. It is during this year that they will be able to choose their relationship towards reading, and my biggest hope is that they cherish books as powerful opportunities to learn! And I hope that when they learn, they realize that they can act to make change in the world. In order to do this, I would like to promote as engaging of a classroom library as I can.

My Project

As adults, we read a lot of informational texts. We read newspapers, magazines, online articles, etc. in order to gain information. But as readers we aren't just reading to learn, we're also reading in order to make important connections to our own lives, and to the rest of the world. And we can act upon what we learn in different ways--keeping informed enables us to make change! One day, our children of today will also be informational readers, and they will surely be reading in order to act upon what they learn. Reading gives us that power to act!

This set of nonfiction texts I would like to add to my library will enable my students to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

My hope is that this variety will allow every student to find something that will engage them and further their interest in their lives as readers.

Ms. Chiong
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection 13 Books Set (Double Down, Old School, Hard Luck,Third Wheel, Cabin fever, The Ugly Truth, Dog Days, Do-It-Yourself Book, Diary of A Wimpy Kid,Rodrick Rules.. • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
The Legend of Zelda Box Set • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures, Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $43.96 1 $43.96
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, OMG, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $34.48 1 $34.48
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Commander Toad Box Set of 5 ; CT in Space, CT & Space Pirates, CT and Voyage Home,CT & Dis-Asteroid, CT & planet of the Grapes • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
What is a Bird? (Science of Living Things (Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $25.27 1 $25.27
Weird But True! Collector's Set 2 (Boxed Set): 900 Outrageous Facts • Amazon Business $19.61 1 $19.61
Lulu Boxed Set #1-6 • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Weird But True Collector's Set (Boxed Set): 900 Outrageous Facts • Amazon Business $16.76 1 $16.76
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Rigby Focus Forward: Individual Student Edition Skateboarding • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Stink: The Fabulously Freaky Collection • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Zoom! How Cars Move - Grade 3 - Guided Reading Level N (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Day in the Life of a Cowhand (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All Aboard! How Trains Work (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Backstage Pass: Fashion (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Blast Off to Space Camp (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sweet: Inside a Bakery (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Big Digs: Construction Site (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Weird But True Know-It-All: Greek Mythology • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Taekwondo in Action (Sports in Action) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Slam Dunk Basketball (Sports Starters) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Fishing in Action (Sports in Action) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Look Inside: Your Heart and Lungs (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Look Inside: Your Skeleton and Muscles (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
What Is a Bird? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
How and Why Do Animals Adapt? (All About Animals Close-up) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What Is a Fish? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
What Is a Mammal? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
What Is the Animal Kingdom? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Weird But True Gross: 300 Slimy, Sticky, and Smelly Facts • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Weird But True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Snowboard Standoff (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Battle for Home Plate (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Soccer Longshot (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Look Inside: Your Brain (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Extreme Mountain Biking (Extreme Sports-no Limits!) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Extreme Wakeboarding (Extreme Sports-no Limits!) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Extreme Surfing (Extreme Sports-no Limits!) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Extreme Skydiving (Extreme Sports-no Limits!) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Extreme Sports (Extreme Sports No Limits!) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
The Solar System – Easy-to-Read Solar System Book for Kids Ages 5-7 (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
What is an Amphibian? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $6.35 1 $6.35
What Are Food Chains and Webs? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
What Is a Reptile? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Milton Hershey? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole (Paperstar Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Quarterback Rush (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Spotlight Soccer (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Beastly Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
8-Bit Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Paintball Punk (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Alexander the Great? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Sitting Bull? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Volcano Blast (Disaster Strikes #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Disaster Strikes #1: Earthquake Shock • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Disaster Strikes #3: Blizzard Night • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Take Off! All About Airplanes – Easy-to-Read Fact-Filled Airplane Book for Children Who Love Learning About Aviation (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food (Exploring the Everyday) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
National Geographic Readers: Night Sky • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Amazing Animal Journeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Innings and Outs of Baseball (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Deep Dish on Pizza! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Kids Readers: Mummies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Unmasking the Science of Superpowers! (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Coral Reefs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Stink and the Shark Sleepover • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
How Airplanes Get from Here . . . to There! (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Stellar Story of Space Travel (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Who Was Charles Darwin? • Amazon Business $3.47 1 $3.47
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $2.78 1 $2.78
Looking Up!: The Science of Stargazing (Science of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $2.54 1 $2.54

Materials cost

$906.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$949.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$167.59

Total project goal

$1,117.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,117.24

11 Donors

-$908.42

Donations toward project cost

-$779.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$128.77

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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