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Ms. Ivey from Visalia CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Non-Fiction Classroom Library Grow!

My students need quality non-fiction books to take them beyond the walls of the classroom and help them learn about the world around them.

  • $302 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing! They come to school every day eager to learn and willing to challenge themselves. Most of them come from bilingual homes and are identified as English Learners, and while they are not all at grade level, they work hard each and every day and have made incredible growth! Over half my class has grown a year or more in their reading level this year alone! I teach in a low socio-economic area of our town, and our school is over 75% free and reduced-price lunch.

My goal as a teacher is to prepare my students not only for high school and college, but beyond so they can live full and productive lives by giving them creative and meaningful learning experiences that will create life-long learners.

While I cannot control what happens in their homes, I can absolutely control what happens in my classroom. By providing positive and creative learning experiences using technology and resources they wouldn't normally have access to, I am hopeful to be able to continue to inspire my students to continue on their path of academic excellence!

My Project

Please help our non-fiction classroom library grow! Non-fiction text makes up a large portion of what adults and college students read, but it is often lacking at the elementary level. To help prepare my students for college and beyond, they need access to quality non-fiction. The titles I've chosen are tied directly to our 5th grade science or social studies curriculum or are important to our community and world.

By having access to these texts, my students will be able to go beyond the walls of our classroom and build their knowledge of the world around them.

And you never know, by spending time with quality non-fiction texts, my students may just find a new favorite subject, animal, event, or time period which will help create life-long learners!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 32 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
The One and Only Ivan: An Instructional Guide for Literature (Great Works) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bones: Our Skeletal System • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lightning • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Sun (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Global Warming • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Maryland Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Delaware Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The South Carolina Colony (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Georgia Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Climate Change (True Books: Ecosystems (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The North Carolina Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Virginia Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The New York Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Massachusetts Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Rhode Island Colony (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The New Hampshire Colony (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Connecticut Colony (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The BP Oil Spill (True Books: Disasters) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Weather • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Heart: All about Our Circulatory System and More! • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Pennsylvania Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.27 1 $6.27
Muscles: Our Muscular System • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?: The Dangers of Global Warming (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Hurricanes • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
Oil Spill! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Our Solar System: Revised Edition • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Tornadoes • Amazon Business $3.31 1 $3.31

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