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Mrs. Hammer from Brandon MS is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Going Nuts for Non-Fiction

Help me give my students high-interest non-fiction books that they won't want to put down!

  • $203 goal

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My Students

I teach in a wonderful school that's located in a small, rural area. Our school is full of caring, inquisitive and amazing students. They brighten my day and make coming to work something that I love doing daily. I teach third grade and I cannot imagine a more perfect age group to work with. My students are at the age at which they are gaining independence, but are still eager to learn and soak up the world around them. I learn just as much from them as they do from me.

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn." That is my goal for my kiddos each school year.

I want each of them to be totally engrossed and involved in the learning process so that their lives will be forever changed because of what they have learned.

My Project

Many of my students this year are lovers of fantasy or realistic fiction novels. Non-fiction (to many of my students) is not interesting. But I believe that they just need to find the perfect book, written in a way that grabs their attention. There are so many cool new non-fiction series out there specifically written for kids, and I want to be able to put some of these books into my kids' hands.

Non-fiction reading is a huge part of our everyday life.

Adults read online news sites, check e-mails, research websites to read reviews, etc. As a kid, I tended to love reading fiction as my personal preference. So I relate to my students who get engrossed in an imaginary story, or caught up in a good mystery. However, I want my kids to learn to be lovers of non-fiction as well. It will forever be a part of their lives as they grow older. Learning to read nonfiction is essential.

This project proposal would provide my students with amazing resources to soak up some really great nonfiction such as "Who Would Win," "Weird But True," and "World of Weird Animals." Please help me stock up my class library with interesting informational reads for my 3rd graders!

Mrs. Hammer
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Makes a Monster?: Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World's Most Adorable Animals (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Gross as a Snot Otter (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
Weird But True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics (Weird But True, 2) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Weird But True Animals • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What If You Could Sniff Like a Shark?: Explore the Superpowers of Ocean Animals (What If You Had... ?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What If You Could Spy like a Narwhal!?: Explore the superpowers of amazing animals (What If You Had... ?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Weird But True Gross: 300 Slimy, Sticky, and Smelly Facts • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Scholastic True or False: Reptiles • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Truth or Lie: Dinosaurs! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Truth or Lie: Presidents! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Walrus vs. Elephant Seal (Who Would Win?) (25) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Scholastic True or False: Dangerous Animals • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Truth or Lie: Sharks! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Scholastic True or False: Baby Animals • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had An Animal Nose? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Truth Or Lie: Inventors! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Falcon vs. Hawk (Who Would Win?) (23) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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