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Mrs. Almon from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exciting Nonfiction Science

My students need 43 nonfiction science books about everything from apples to cats to coral reefs.

  • $426 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Picture it: students receiving free breakfast and lunch, teachers buy their students' school supplies and their own classroom materials. This is my reality. I teach first grade in an impoverished neighborhood and in a city with major cutbacks in funding in materials and staff.

My students are excited learners because school is an outlet for them. They are excited to come to school to learn and socialize. My students enjoy all their subjects, but science most of all. Science is exciting and interactive. However, without funds, it is difficult to support the themes that need to be taught in science.

Books are an integral part of a classroom. Nonfiction books would help me teach the different themes of science. I would be able to help students develop a deeper understanding of various themes of science by reading books that are engaging and provide information appropriate for my first grade class. These books would also provide my students with exposure to nonfiction.

With your help, I will be able to integrate nonfiction books into my science curriculum. My students will be able to enjoy nonfiction books and learn about science at the same time. You will make it possible to give my students the ability to further their understanding of the various themes of science I will teach.

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

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Tornadoes! Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Bats Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Corn Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Giant Pandas Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
From Seed to Plant Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Frogs Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Moon Book Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Monarch Butterfly Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Penguins! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Reasons for Seasons Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Apples Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Dogs Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Nature's Green Umbrella Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Milk Makers Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sun Up, Sun Down Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
The Planets Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Sea Turtles Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Zoo Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Honey Makers Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sharks Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Whales Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Vegetables We Eat Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
The Vegetables We Eat Gail Gibons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Pigs Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Coral Reefs Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Deserts Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Spiders Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Chicks and Chickens Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Wolves Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Horses! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Rabbits, Rabbits and More Rabbits! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Dinosaur Discoveries Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Planet Earth/Inside Out Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Owls Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Galaxies, Galaxies! Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Gulls...Gulls...Gulls Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Marshes and Swamps Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Stargazers Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Weather Words and What They Mean Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Polar Bears Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator), Megan Lloyd (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Tell Me, Tree: All about Trees for Kids Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29

Materials cost

$305.19

Vendor shipping charges

$30.52

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$349.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.67

Total project goal

$425.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.96

1 Donor

-$425.61

Donations toward project cost

-$349.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.61

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$0.00

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