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Mrs. Perez from Simi Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extraordinary Lives!

My students need 32 biographies at different reading levels and 3 plastic magazine file racks.

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The only way for young people to be prepared for the future is to learn about the past. This includes knowing, in depth, about the people involved in the historic events that shaped our country into what it is today.

I've been blessed to have the opportunity to work at the same Title I school for the past 11 years.

My students come from various countries. They bring with them their cultures, traditions, and languages. With it, also come the challenges. Many of my second language learners are still working hard to master the English language. About two-thirds are on free or reduced lunch. Needless to say, we have many obstacles to overcome.

My Project

My students need 32 biographies at different reading levels and 3 plastic magazine file racks. A big part of third grade social studies is learning about famous Americans. Since most of my students' families are from other countries, many of the "well-known" Americans are unfamiliar to them. For this reason, our yearly biographies are so important. This project will provide my students with the books they need to learn about famous Americans that have shaped our country. Not only will these books be used for research in their reports, but the books will also be made available throughout the year.

These books will benefit my students in several ways.

First, my students will be able to choose from many well-written biographies with a wide range of people. The books are written at different reading levels so all students will be able to find a book that's just right for them. The information they learn from these reports, both as presenters and audience members, will be so valuable for every individual in my class!

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Mrs. Perez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rubbermaid Techfile Plastic Magazine File Black • $3.59 3 $10.77
Time For Kids: Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon $2.82 1 $2.82
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Harry Houdini? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was...?) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Roald Dahl? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Babe Ruth? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Ronald Reagan? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Albert Einstein: Genius of the Twentieth Century (Ready-to-read Stories of Famous Americans) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Abigail Adams: First Lady of the American Revolution (Ready-to-read SOFA) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Amelia Earhart: More Than a Flier (Ready to Read, Level 3) • Amazon $3.87 1 $3.87
Clara Barton: Spirit of the American Red Cross (Ready-to-read SOFA) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Alexander Graham Bell (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Jesse Owens: Running into History (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Ronald Reagan: From Silver Screen to Oval Office (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: John F. Kennedy: The Making of a Leader (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Henry Ford (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Pioneer (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Sojourner Truth: Path to Glory (Ready-to-read SOFA) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontier (Ready-to-read SOFA) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women's Rights (Ready-to-read SOFA) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Teddy Roosevelt: The People's President (Ready-to-read SOFA) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was...?) • Amazon $2.82 1 $2.82
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon $2.82 1 $2.82
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon $2.82 1 $2.82

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