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Mrs. Nelson from Laurens SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need high interest Nonfiction books that they can read.

  • $233 goal

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My Students

LES is a Title 1 school that serves approximately 730 students. About 75% of students qualify for free/reduced lunch. My class consists of 20 eager students from different backgrounds and varying abilities. About 50% of my students are reading below grade level. Many of them come to school with many outside challenges. Despite this, they work extremely hard and are determined to be the best they can be. Everyday, my students come in our classroom READY and EAGER to LEARN.

My Project

My students love to read! Currently, about 50% of them are reading below grade level. Recent assessments show that my students need more work with Nonfiction texts. My classroom library has many Fiction books, but only a few Nonfiction books that my students find interesting. This project will give my students the opportunity to choose from many high-interest books to read. I developed the list of books based on their interests and reading abilities. These books will help ignite an excitement for reading Nonfiction that will help improve skills for approaching a variety of texts. This project will help keep reading alive and productive in my classroom!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gymnastics • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
In a Pickle And Other Funny Idioms • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Crazy Like a Fox A Simile Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Polar Bear, Why Is Your World Melting? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Because I Could Not Stop My Bike And Other Poems • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Telling Time How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Big Buck Adventure • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Monster Trucks • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Big Cars • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Penguins Are Water Birds • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Ice Bear Read and Wonder: In the Steps of the Polar Bear • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Surprising Sharks Read and Wonder • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Apollo 13 (Totally True Adventures) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Is There Life in Outer Space? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ant Cities • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes: Three Dimensional Shapes • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Lebron James • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Aaron Rodgers • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Baseball's Best: Five True Stories • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Choppers! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Balto and the Great Race (Totally True Adventures) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dolphins! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Baby Panda Is Born • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Freak Out! Animals Beyond Your Wildest Imagination • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Monster Bugs • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Twisters! • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Do Dolphins Really Smile? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Motorcycles! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Wild Cats • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Amazing Tigers! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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