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Mrs. Sheppard from Cabool MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Our World Through Nonfiction Literature

My students need access to high-interest, nonfiction literature in our 2nd grade classroom.

  • $287 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a small, Title 1 school in the Missouri Ozarks. Built along the railroad running through the Ozark Mountains, our small town once showed great promise of growth and prosperity. Years ago, our small community was a busy place surrounded by small family farms and mills along the many rivers rolling through the hills. Though our small town has changed over the course of the last century, one thing remains the same; the young people in our community still have big dreams to make a difference in our world. Many of my students dream of one day becoming veterinarians, doctors, and teachers. It is my goal to provide my students with the resources they need to achieve their dreams, just as I have.

My Project

Aside from my collection of biographies, our classroom library only has approximately 20 nonfiction books. Students love nonfiction text! Reading nonfiction books provides students with an opportunity to discover places, animals, things, and ideas from around the world!

In addition to teaching science and social studies concepts, nonfiction books can be the "hook" that gets a child excited about reading.

In order for students to become better readers, they must read. If students find a passion for a certain genre, topic, or series of books they will read!

I am hoping to add books to my classroom library that include concepts related to earth science, physical science, life science, technology, places around the world, careers, and multicultural concepts.

Mrs. Sheppard
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Physical Science Grade 1: 5-Book Set (Science Readers) • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Living in Around the World Collection: Living in Brazil; Living in China; Living in India; Living in Italy; Living in Mexico; Living in South Africa • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Wonderful Weather Collector's Set: Rain; Snow; Wind; Clouds; Rainbow; Sun (Weather Ready-to-Reads) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
The Wonders of America Collector's Set: The Grand Canyon; Niagara Falls; The Rocky Mountains; Mount Rushmore; The Statue of Liberty; Yellowstone • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
After the Dinosaurs Box Set: After the Dinosaurs, Beyond the Dinosaurs, The Day the Dinosaurs Died (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Let's Meet a Teacher (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Veterinarian (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Construction Worker (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Firefighter (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Dentist (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Let's Meet a Police Officer (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Let's Meet a Doctor (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Homes Around the World (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Places Around the World (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Kids Around the World (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Trucks • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Night Sky • Amazon Business $3.73 1 $3.73
Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
Tarantula vs. Scorpion (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.35 1 $3.35
National Geographic Readers: Planes • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Who Would Win? Polar Bear vs. Grizzly Bear • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
Who Would Win? Lion vs. Tiger • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Trains • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals • Amazon Business $3.09 1 $3.09

Materials cost

$210.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.99

Total project goal

$286.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$286.61

3 Donors

-$227.79

Donations toward project cost

-$201.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.67

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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