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Mrs. Malin from Ware MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Have Books - Not Appliance We'll Learn About Science

My students need books on science to help build their background knowledge and increase their depth of knowledge.

  • $370 goal

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My Students

Our school serves pre-k through third grade and has a large population of low-income students. Our town is often known by this designation, but we are much more than that. We have smart, talented, creative students who need a place to shine. No matter what the challenges are for these students, they are our future and deserve a great one.

My third graders are eager to learn, and I like to provide a variety of learning strategies for them to feel successful.

We use many manipulatives and trade books. We rely on background knowledge in order to build upon what we know as we tackle the rigorous curriculum.

I look forward to watching my students grow and feel successful every year.

My Project

My students love science. I would love to enhance their learning by providing many trade books on various science topics that we cover in third grade. I like to encourage my students to continue to read about the topics we are studying by providing books at their level that they can read on their own. I put a bin of on-topic books in my classroom library when we begin a unit. They are welcome to read them throughout the day.

Books on topics we are learning about are a great way to grab my students' attention.

I also use the books to introduce a science topic we are about to begin to grab their attention and get them motivated to learn. I also read books throughout the units to continue their learning. Books only enhance what we are learning about.

Mrs. Malin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
And Everyone Shouted, ""Pull!"": A First Look at Forces and Motion (First Look: Science) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Balanced and Unbalanced Forces (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $8.22 2 $16.44
Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Fall Down (Science Play) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Engineering: Feats and Failures (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Duck in the Truck • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
Fossil • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Traits and Attributes (Let's Relate to Genetics) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Give It a Push! Give It a Pull!: A Look at Forces (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Magnets Push, Magnets Pull • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rainforest Grew All Around • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Eye Color: Brown, Blue, Green, and Other Hues (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid Surviving a Hurricane • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Everything KIDS' Weather Book: From Tornadoes to Snowstorms, Puzzles, Games, and Facts That Make Weather for Kids Fun! • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Global Warming • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Climate Change (True Books: Ecosystems (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Extreme Weather (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Inheritance of Traits: Why Is My Dog Bigger Than Your Dog? (Show Me Science) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Move It!: Motion, Forces and You (Primary Physical Science) • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
Gravity Is a Mystery (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Frog's Life (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
A Bee's Life (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Exploring Heredity (Let's Explore Life Science) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Pushes and Pulls (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Push and Pull (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Weather (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Forces Make Things Move (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Polar Bears' Home: A Story About Global Warming (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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