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Ms. Alba from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Non-Fiction!

Help me give my students the love of reading non-fiction books by adding more engaging non-fiction books to our class library!

  • $745 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 5th grade students come from many diverse backgrounds, with more than 80 percent speaking English as a second language. My students speak a variety of languages at home, including Spanish, Arabic, Tongan, Burmese, Somali, Vietnamese, and more! More than 95% of my students receive free lunch and are met with unique challenges of living in poverty on a daily basis. Despite these hardships, these children work hard to overcome these challenges and learn.

These children are happy, loving, hard-working, inquisitive, creative, eager to learn and excited to be at school.

My Project

5th grade is a pivotal time in a student's life. Students are finding their own interests, reading proficiently, and learning how to research topics. They are able to make choices about their learning in new and exciting ways.

My students need a wealth of non-fiction books to help fuel a passion of reading informational texts while learning about the world around them.

My classroom also needs an easel to help guide our classroom discussions and mini-lessons. With the easel, we will be able to sit together on the rug and read, write, and be able to see each other's thinking through the use of the easel.

Ms. Alba
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LM520 - All-Purpose Mobile Teaching Easel - Elementary • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Salem Witch!: Bizarre Accusations You'd Rather Not Face • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live in Pompeii! (Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy!: Digusting Things You'd Rather Not Know • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer!: A Wilderness You'd Rather Not Tame • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Nurse During the American Civil War!: A Job That's Not for the Squeamish • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8): A Revolutionary War Tale • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Alamo All-Stars (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #6) • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
. If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Kid on the Mayflower • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Texas: A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If You Lived With The Cherokees • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Not-So-Great Presidents: Commanders in Chief (Epic Fails #3) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If You Lived At The Time Of The Civil War • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The American Revolution (Blast Back!) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ancient Greece (Blast Back!) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History (Epic Fails #1) • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
To the Top! Climbing the World's Highest Mountain (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) • Amazon Business $4.16 1 $4.16
DK Readers: Beastly Tales (Level 3: Reading Alone) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L2: Amazing Bees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Spies! (DK Readers, Level 3: Reading Alone) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L4: Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers L3: Knights and Castles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers: Plants Bite Back! (Level 3: Reading Alone) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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