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Mrs. Girosky from Augusta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help History Come Alive With High Quality Books

My students need books to help them learn about important people and events. Reading is thinking, and thinking is everything!

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our IB school strives to teach students to be open-minded, inquirers, and risk-takers. They come in every morning filled with questions, eager to learn more. My students are amazing critical-thinkers, at only ten and eleven years old they watch the news and are concerned and invested in the world around them.

I believe in challenging each student to reach their maximum potential.

At my Title I school over 96% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. I have an inclusion class with many students receiving special education services and many receiving gifted services. My students are diverse, driven, and unique. Gifted, IEPs, dreamers, doers; I believe that we are all more than a label, and I strive to create an environment where all students have a voice.

My Project

My mission is to make learning fun! I do this in a variety of ways including using a lot of technology and flexible seating. Those things are all wonderful, but few things make me happier than helping my students discover a love of reading. I love bringing in books and seeing the excitement as we sort dig through the boxes to find the perfect book for each student.

History will come alive as we read about important historical figures and events.

I love blending our Social Studies and literacy into one awesome learning experience. The Who Was and What Was series is beloved in my classroom. I want to use my students love of this series to help them learn more about the historical figures we study in Social Studies. I also want to add another great historical fiction book about an inspiring immigration story, Inside Out and Back Again, to our class literature circle collection. I have many important jobs as a teacher, and helping develop life long learners that love to read is on the top of my list!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $4.98 9 $44.82
What Was the Great Depression? • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
What Were the Twin Towers? • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
What Was the March on Washington? • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
What Was Ellis Island? • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $4.28 6 $25.68
What Were the Roaring Twenties? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.81 4 $19.24
Ruth and the Green Book • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Who Was Babe Ruth? • AKJ Education $4.79 2 $9.58
Who Were the Wright Brothers? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Woodrow Wilson? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.05 2 $8.10
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $3.86 2 $7.72
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $3.52 2 $7.04
Who Was Jesse Owens? • Amazon Business $3.50 2 $7.00
A Sweet Smell of Roses • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $2.73 2 $5.46

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