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Ms. Wu from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

How Much Do You REALLY Know?

My students need examples of nonfiction texts to help them launch our nonfiction unit.

  • $462 goal

This project expired on November 10, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you know that there is a difference between the game of tag and the game of freeze tag? In a world that's ever-changing, our children nowadays know a lot more that they let on.

My class of kindergarten students are very talented and eager learners that are always bursting with (what they believe) are new discoveries that they are always excited to share with others.

We are located in a multicultural, yet high poverty community, with almost all of our students receiving free lunch.

My Project

Each year, when we get around to our nonfiction writing unit, my students would feel incapable of sharing topics on what they feel they know a lot about. However, once the unit is coming along, suddenly they all feel like they are experts at everything you can name. What I am requesting now, are nonfiction texts to launch our nonfiction unit, and use as text models of how other authors write about topics they know a lot about, and would like to teach their readers.

Contrary to popular belief, children are not blank sheets of paper that are waiting for adults to spoon-feed information to them.

Instead, like sponges, they soak up as much as they can take in from the environment around them. They learn games that we never even heard of by making them up with their friends. They are experts at a lot of things, that as adults, we are too busy to pay attention to in our daily lives. It it time to teach them how to go about sharing the information they know.

Ms. Wu
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FR814 - Nonfiction Emergent Readers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
AA191 - All About Animals Photo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FB711 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.50 1 $39.50
Crabs • AKJ Books $20.66 1 $20.66
Bunnies • AKJ Books $20.66 1 $20.66
Cows • AKJ Books $19.80 1 $19.80
Killer Whales Up Close • AKJ Books $17.99 1 $17.99
Learn About Authors and Illustrators • AKJ Books $17.47 1 $17.47
Chickens • AKJ Books $16.50 1 $16.50
Dolphins • AKJ Books $16.50 1 $16.50
Snakes • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Monkeys • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Guinea Pigs (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Goldfish (2nd Edition) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Ducks • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Frogs Alyse Sweeney • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Elephants Sydnie M. Kleinhenz • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Lions Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Giraffes Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Kangaroos • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Clown Fish Carol K. Lindeen • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Pigs • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Zebras Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Frogs Alyse Sweeney • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Goats • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Tyrannosaurus Rex • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Triceratops (Triceratops) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$357.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$392.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.26

Total project goal

$461.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$461.75

2 Donors

-$461.75

Donations toward project cost

-$392.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.26

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$0.00

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