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Mrs. Childs from Yuma AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need non-fiction novels like Climbing Everest, Babe Ruth, Stealing Home, The Story of Harriet Tubman, etc. to use for literature circles.

  • $683 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2015.

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My Students

Our students are really in need of some non-fiction novels to use for literature circles. Not only would these books be used in my classroom, but they would also be used in two other 5th grade classroom

I have 24 wonderful 5th graders in my room.

They are so anxious to learn and try so hard to do their best. We are more than half Hispanic in our school population and are 100% free lunch for all students because of the economic condition around our school. Our school does an amazing job getting things done with little to no resources.

My Project

These books would enable my students as well as the students in the other two 5th grade rooms to interact with others while reading because there would be multiple copies for them to use. I have seen my students grow together as a "family" and am so excited to see them share the things they learn in these books with each other. Books like Climbing Everest, Behind Rebel Lines - the Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds Civil War Spy, Babe Ruth, The Story of Harriet Tubman, and Stealing Home are just a few of the book I am trying to get into the hands of my students.

These books will enable my students to not only read, but also learn about our past and history.

There are so many things that they need to learn that many times Social Studies goes by the way side. By being able to use non-fiction books, most of which are biographies, they will be focusing on improving their reading skills as well as learn about the past. My hope is that one of these books will be the "hook" that will spark a curiosity in young minds to learn more.

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

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story • Amazon Business $8.88 6 $53.28
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
Rosa Parks: My Story • Amazon Business $6.61 6 $39.66
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy • Amazon Business $6.39 6 $38.34
Lost on a Mountain in Maine • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
Milton Hershey: Young Chocolatier (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $5.72 6 $34.32
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust • Amazon Business $5.49 6 $32.94
Stealing Home: The Story Of Jackie Robinson • Amazon Business $5.32 6 $31.92
The Story of Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad (Dell Yearling Biography) • Amazon Business $5.03 6 $30.18
The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation (Landmark Books) • Amazon Business $4.84 6 $29.04
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $4.76 6 $28.56
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $4.75 6 $28.50
Fever 1793 • Amazon Business $4.49 6 $26.94
Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (Totally True Adventures) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.19 6 $25.14
Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $3.95 6 $23.70

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