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Mrs. Swenson from New Bern NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring The World Through Non-Fiction

My students need a variety of high-interest, non-fiction texts such as "Step-into-Reading: The Statue of Liberty," "Who Was Nelson Mandela," and "Hungry Plants."

  • $264 goal

This project expired on July 29, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Books can take my students to REAL places they've never been, help them meet IMPORTANT people of the past and present, and bring them to important EVENTS in history. "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss.

My classroom consists of 23 readers!

Students enjoy their independent reading time the most. During independent reading our classroom is quiet, students are spread around the room in comfortable spaces, and they are on a journey with their own books! Independent reading time is the one time during the day where students can read at their own level and have a book that they chose!

My Project

My students enjoy a variety of genres through self-selected independent reading books, however, the least looked for books are definitely the non-fiction. The "Who Was? What Was? Where Is?" Series, the "Steps to Reading" Series, and the National Geographic series are all high-interest non-fiction books. However, we do not have a large selection of those in our classroom. By increasing the amount of non-fiction text in our classroom library, students will have access to more interesting non-fiction books. Through these books students will be able to learn about important people, places, things, and events that they otherwise may have never heard of.

I believe in self-selection for independent reading, but also believe that at such a young age, students in 3rd grade have not been exposed to ENOUGH books to have a wide range of reading interests.

By increasing the size of our classroom library, students will naturally grow as readers.

Mrs. Swenson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of 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
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was...?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Heroes for All Times: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is the White House? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Space (Magic Tree House Research Guide) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sharks and Other Predators: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Mount Rushmore? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pandas and Other Endangered Species: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #48: A Perfect Time for Pandas • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $4.73 1 $4.73
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was...?) • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65
Where Is the Grand Canyon? • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Soccer: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) • 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: Planets • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Statue of Liberty (Step-into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Water • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Mars • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Meteors • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Listen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Baseball's Best: Five True Stories (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pompeii...Buried Alive! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Malala: A Hero for All (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
To the Top! Climbing the World's Highest Mountain (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Elephants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Blackbeard? • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98
National Geographic Readers: Titanic • Amazon Business $3.79 1 $3.79
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $2.37 1 $2.37
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) • Amazon Business $2.37 1 $2.37
Hungry Plants (Step-into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $2.25 1 $2.25

Materials cost

$177.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$224.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.55

Total project goal

$263.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.64

5 Donors

-$230.84

Donations toward project cost

-$211.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

match offer

-$15.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$12.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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