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Ms. Israel from Silt CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expand Our Minds: Expand Our Books

My students need more non-fiction books for writing, diverse books, and books to expand their horizons.

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a teacher in a high poverty school district where about half of my students receive free or reduced price lunch. Despite the challenges faced by my students, we have a vibrant, creative classroom. I believe that each of my students can succeed with enough assistance.

My students are creative, clever, and try their very best.

They like to move, they love to read (especially with their reading buddies). I focus on growing each student as much as possible each and every day. They are happy and work hard every day.

My Project

Our class needs more non-fiction books for writing. We need rich, accessible texts that inspire us to be better readers and writers. These texts on animals will allow us to independently research and write about animals that interest us.

We need more diverse books to expand our minds to all of the vast opportunities the world has to offer.

Whether we are traveling to the ocean or to outer space, we need access to texts that allow us to see the world. Our world I see also full of diverse, strong men and women. These books will expose us to places, careers, and people we would otherwise not see.

Ms. Israel
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit • Amazon Business $22.33 1 $22.33
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.70 1 $16.70
Cities Book, The [LP KIDS US] (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $16.67 1 $16.67
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Dinosaur Atlas [US] (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
How Cities Work [US] (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Aurora World Miyoni Sea Otter Plush • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Amazing World Atlas [US]: Bringing the World to Life (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
First Words - Spanish [US] (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller (Big Words) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Women Who Broke the Rules: Sonia Sotomayor • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
How to be a Space Explorer [US]: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34
National Geographic Readers: City/Country (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Kids Readers: Real Dragons (L1/Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Cats (Level 1 Co-reader) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Delfines (Dolphins) (National Geographic para ninos, Nivel 2 / National Geographic Readers, Level 2) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Otters • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Trains • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Night Sky • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Pyramids (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • 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: Wild Cats (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bats • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Misty Copeland (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Kids Readers: Mummies • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48
Women Who Launched the Computer Age (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $2.30 1 $2.30

Materials cost

$349.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.86

Total project goal

$479.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.04

1 Donor

-$239.52

Donations toward project cost

-$203.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.93

match offer

-$239.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$203.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.93

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$0.00

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