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Ms. Putman from Warrenville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels, Trade Books, and Experiments - Oh, My!

Help me give my students the graphic novels and trade books that will help them enjoy learning about ecosystems, matter, land forms, and the watershed. They make Science come to life!

  • $469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a Title I School with a poverty rating over 75%. As part of my approach to teaching difficult and challenging Science standards, I try to include as many read aloud texts, hands-on activities, and appropriately leveled books for each unit as possible.

My students are amazing children who would love the opportunity to use your donations to work together in order to master these new, complex skills and show everyone what they can accomplish with a little hard work.

My Project

Research has shown that repeated exposure to the same material in different formats can help students retrain hard to remember information. This is especially important for students who can find the information in textbooks overwhelming or even boring. These books will be used as class read alouds, research resources for independent and group projects, and incorporated in out classroom library.

By donating to this project, you'll be helping students become engaged scientists and increase academic achievement through reading.

These books will be the stepping stone that starts off our learning for each unit through the year. Plus, students can use these books to review, and retain, information throughout the year as well. Every book will be used and loved by each child in our classroom.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Over the Mountains (An Aerial View of Geology) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Sea Soup: Zooplankton • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Wump World • Amazon Business $16.72 1 $16.72
The Solid Truth About States of Matter With Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.10 2 $16.20
Oceans • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Ecosystems: Food Chains, Predators and Prey, How Plants Make Food, Living vs. Non-Living, Biotic and Abiotic Factors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ecosystems (Ecology & the Environment) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
What If There Were No Sea Otters?: A Book About the Ocean Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $6.46 2 $12.92
The Wolves Are Back • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Bartholomew and the Oobleck: (Caldecott Honor Book) (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Wolf Island • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
Oil Spill! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Pass the Energy • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Just a Dream • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
What If There Were No Gray Wolves?: A Book About the Temperate Forest Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $8.42 1 $8.42
Understanding Photosynthesis with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Butternut Hollow Pond (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
George's Marvelous Medicine • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sea Otter Rescue: The Aftermath of an Oil Spill • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hey Diddle Diddle: A Food Chain Tale (Arbordale Collection) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
The Earth-Shaking Facts about Earthquakes with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
Dory Story • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
All about Matter (Science Builders) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
What's for Dinner?: Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World (Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Who Eats What?: Food Chains and Food Webs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Amazing Magnetism (Magic School Bus Chapter Book #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science: Physical Science: Previous Editions) (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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