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Mrs. Stratton from Edinboro PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fact Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

My students need quality, differentiated, nonfiction chapter books that cover a variety of diverse interest and topics.

  • $598 goal

This project expired on May 14, 2018.

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My Students

Our elementary school is blessed with a diverse community. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive school where our instruction is driven by what each student needs to be able to master each concept. Our third grade is filled with 50 students, many whom come from low income housing and are on free and reduced lunch. In these cold winter days in NW Pennsylvania, many of my kids are coming to school after nights of no heat or food. School is their safe place where they can explore who they are as individuals, and who they want to become.

I strive to give students the skills they need to be successful readers so that they may reach their full potential.

My classroom is focused on students becoming great readers and writers. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves daily and stretch themselves to make growth. Once my students step into my classroom, they can begin a new adventure into any book they wish to read.

My Project

I am striving to get my students nonfiction books with titles including The Who Was series and the Where Is series. There is nothing more exciting then seeing a community of learners running around sharing newly found information with one another. When such a special moment occurs, the students become the leaders and the experts in certain topics, and the teacher then become the facilitator in the learning. In order to have such crucial moments in education, classrooms need to be filled with books that cover a variety of topics and interest for students to learn about.

This project will directly help students to dive into the lives of historic and current events, along with individual people who changed and are changing society today.

Through this project, students will be able to learn factual information that will help to shape them as individuals and how to make a difference in the world. These differentiated nonfiction books are highly engaging to students who are passionate about reading, but most importantly, to those who are reluctant or struggling readers.

Mrs. Stratton
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NAVY SEALs For Kids (Leadership and Self-Esteem and Self-Respect Books For Kids) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Navy Seal Dogs! A Children's Book about Training Navy Seal Dogs for Combat: Fun Facts & Pictures About Navy Seal Dog Soldiers, Not Your Normal K9! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Four Perfect Pebbles:: A Holocaust Story • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Military Animals With Dog Tags • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Andy Warhol? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Stevie Wonder? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Easter Island? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Are the Summer Olympics? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Bob Marley? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Super Bowl? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is the Empire State Building? • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Where Is the Parthenon? • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
What Is the World Series? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
Where Are the Galapagos Islands? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67
Where Is the Mississippi River? • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Who Was Cesar Chavez? • Amazon Business $5.27 1 $5.27
Who Was Milton Hershey? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Is Derek Jeter? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Was Milton Bradley? • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Who Was Alexander the Great? • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Where Is the White House? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Is Wayne Gretzky? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
Where Is the Eiffel Tower? • Amazon Business $4.83 1 $4.83
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Were the Beatles? (Who Was--?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Where Is Niagara Falls? • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon Business $4.47 1 $4.47
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Who Is Dolly Parton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
What Was the Gold Rush? • Amazon Business $4.30 1 $4.30
Who Was Marco Polo? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Where Is Mount Rushmore? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Gandhi? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy? • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08
Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
Who Was Charlie Chaplin? • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
Where Is the Colosseum? • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
Tarantula vs. Scorpion (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $3.86 1 $3.86
Who Would Win? Polar Bear vs. Grizzly Bear • Amazon Business $3.85 1 $3.85
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Seabiscuit? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Who Was Pablo Picasso? • Amazon Business $3.54 1 $3.54
Who Was Jesse Owens? • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50
Who Was Charles Darwin? • Amazon Business $3.47 1 $3.47
Where Is the Grand Canyon? • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $3.13 1 $3.13
Who Was Lucille Ball? • Amazon Business $3.12 1 $3.12
What If You Had Animal Ears? • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Whale vs. Giant Squid (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $2.83 1 $2.83
Komodo Dragon vs. King Cobra (Who Would Win?) • Amazon Business $2.70 1 $2.70
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • Amazon Business $2.67 1 $2.67
Who Would Win? Lion vs. Tiger • Amazon Business $2.26 1 $2.26

Materials cost

$470.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.57

Total project goal

$597.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.13

2 Donors

-$572.13

Donations toward project cost

-$486.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.82

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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