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  • $240 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Joann Detelj
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Go Green!

My students need 14 different books promoting environmental awareness, including "Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life".

I am currently the technology and AIS (Academic Intervention Services) teacher for a title 1 public school in NY. I teach grades k-5. Many of our children come from low income families and can not afford to buy supplies needed for the school year.

Since I teach grades K-5 it is very hard to buy supplies and resources to accommodate all grades. Unfortunately supplies can add up very quickly, especially when you teach 6 different grade levels, and pull out children with learning disabilities for academic intervention. With extreme budget cuts teachers are not getting enough resources to effectively run a classroom.

My theme this year is to educate children on ways we can Love and Save our Planet. Going Green is a major issue I am trying to incorporate in my school. Even though we recycle in NY many of the children don't understand why we recycle. The books I have ordered will help me teach these children why we need to save our planet, and have many different projects I can incorporate in my lessons so that as a school we can Go Green. I am hoping that my teachings will not only help the students I teach, but other teachers and staff, as well as parents and the community, in an effort to become more Eco-friendly.

Your help will ensure that my students have resources to learn about Going Green, and give us projects which we can bring into the community, to create a cleaner and healthier Earth.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time Elizabeth Rogers, Thomas M. Kostigen, Foreword by William McDonough, Foreword by Cameron Diaz • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
1001 Little Ways to Save the Planet Esme Floyd • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
You Can Save The Planet: 50 Ways You Can Make A Differnece Jacquie Wines, Sarah Horne (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style Christie Matheson • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth The EarthWorks Group, Earthworks Group Staff, Earthworks Group, Earth Works Group • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Earth Day--Hooray! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Renee Andriani (Illustrator), Renee W. Andriani (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet Kim Mckay, Jenny Bonnin, Foreword by David de Rothschild • Barnes and Noble $22.32 1 $22.32
Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life Linda Sivertsen, Tosh Sivertsen • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
Save Energy (Save the Planet Series) Claire Llewellyn • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Everything Kids' Environment Book: Learn How You Can Help the Environment--by Getting Involved at School, at Home, or at Play Sheri Amsel, Foreword by Christopher J. Maron • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Brainiac's Go Green! Activity Book with Pens/Pencils Mara Conlon, David Klug (Illustrator), Designed by Heather Zschock • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth: Completely New and Updated for the 21st Century John Javna, Sophie Javna, Jesse Javna • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Unbelievably Good Deals That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're a Teacher Barry Harrington, Beth Christensen • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Bags, Boxes, Buttons, and beyond with the Bag Ladies: A Resource Book of Science and Social Studies Projects for K-6 Teachers, Parents, and Students Guinn, Cindy Guinn (Illustrator), Karen Simmons • Barnes and Noble $21.55 1 $21.55

Materials cost

$159.30

Vendor shipping charges

$15.93

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$196.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.02

Total project goal

$239.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$239.02

1 Donor

-$230.59

Donations toward project cost

-$196.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 426 students.

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