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Ms. Mirts from Columbia MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring the Animals in the Zoo!

My students need reading options that match the zoo theme of our room.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher in a Title I school, students in my 1st grade classroom are faced with many challenges. There is a wide range of academic abilities, social/emotional development and backgrounds. With the diversity of learners, I am looking enhance their literacy experience by provide my students with a variety of authors and reading topics.

My students are clever, inquisitive and energetic.

My students are very energetic and like to move, I am going to working very hard on their academic achievement throughout the year. Due to the diversity of the students and their families I want to make sure there is an opportunity for these students to have a wide variety of learning experiences while in the classroom. I want to take away the obstacles in the way so that all students have the opportunity to learn. Once in the classroom, I focus on the students and work to show improvement and growth while they are progressing through the 1st grade. I will focus on providing quality learning opportunities while my 1st graders are at school.

My Project

The theme of our classroom is all about zoo animals and learning about the facts and information that goes with each animal. As we move throughout the school year, we will investigate many of the animals that are in a zoo and it is interesting to read and see books that contain these facts. Many of these students will only get to see these animals in these books.

Literacy in our classroom linked with the theme will hopefully generate interest in reading and help students retain the information within the books.

Reading around the theme can be great fun and will motivate students to seek out other themes of interest to them and create habits of reading for interest.

Ms. Mirts
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest_and Most Surprising_Animals on Earth (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors (Awards)) • Amazon Business $17.35 1 $17.35
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Bones: Skeletons and How They Work • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
How to Swallow a Pig: Step-by-Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Just a Second • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Dogs and Cats • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
Actual Size • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52

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