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  • $396 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

GRCS Grows

My students need to have more exposure to informational and non-fiction text.

My Students

At GRCS we start off every day by reciting our creed and pledge. In a duel class with a total of 41 scholars, our 5th-grade class has a wide range of abilities. As an instructor in a low-income/high poverty school district, my scholars are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my scholars with creative and meaningful learning experiences. My scholars and our classroom are in need of a few essential materials to make our classroom functional, efficient, and most importantly fun!

My Project

In our classroom, we have a wide range of scholars and abilities. We have scholars that range from reading at a C level up to a Z level all in one classroom setting. That's why I want to give them more exposure with informational and non-fiction text. All the books selected are non-fiction/informational text with a wide range of levels and interest for scholars to choose from. My goal in getting the donation of selected books is to encourage scholars to read more informational text.

Why Non-fiction and informational text?

Well, I'm glad you asked! Studies have shown that scholars with more exposure to informational and non-fiction text have a broader vocabulary. Reading informational and non-fiction text has been proven to help develop knowledge in the natural and social world. Reading informational and non-fiction text can give scholars the opportunity to explore their own interest. Reading informational and non-fiction text pushes scholars to take control of their own learning. Reading informational and non-fiction text prepares scholars for real-world reading and college prep. Reading informational and non-fiction text at a young age sets scholars up for future success with more difficult text through early exposure.

As an instructor who believes that every scholar can and will go to college, I believe it is important for scholars to get early exposure to informational and non-fiction text. Early exposure will help develop vocabulary, push scholar-driven learning, and prepares scholars for college and real-world text.

Help Me Prepare My Scholars!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Project Guide to Wind, Weather, and the Atmosphere • AKJ Education $29.95 1 $29.95
Exploring Earth's Biomes • AKJ Education $29.95 1 $29.95
A Project Guide to Earth's Waters • AKJ Education $29.95 1 $29.95
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
The Great and Only Barnum • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
G Is for Googol A Math Alphabet Book • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
What Is Germ Theory? • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Get the Scoop on Animal Poop • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Basher Science: Rocks and Minerals A Gem of a Book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Understanding Global Warming with Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
History News: Explorers News Explorers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Heart Our Circulatory System • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Backyard Birds • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Eat Right, Feel Good • AKJ Education $4.75 1 $4.75
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Bug Out! The World's Creepiest, Crawliest Critters • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Slinky, Scaly Snakes • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Scholastic Reader Level 3: A Girl Named Helen Keller • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Dolphins! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Moonwalk The First Trip to the Moon • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pompeii...Buried Alive! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Volcanoes Mountains That Blow Their Tops • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Titanic: Lost and Found Lost...and Found (A Step 3 Book/ Grades 2-3( • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman The Story of Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Wild Cats • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$301.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.39

Total project goal

$395.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.91

8 Donors

-$387.08

Donations toward project cost

-$336.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 41 students.

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