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Mrs. Bigelow from Skowhegan ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Information Station: All Aboard the Nonfiction Express

Help me give my students a rich variety of nonfiction texts to help them build curiosity about the world around them!

  • $645 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are part of a small community in central Maine. Many of the families that I work with experience poverty and other factors that may affect their children's ability to learn. We are fortunate enough to have a district that provides free lunch and breakfast to all students throughout the school year and summer as well. This can help lessen the load that some families may struggle with and ensure that students are not hungry throughout the day.

I'm a strong believer that just like we teach math, reading, and writing explicitly, we must also teach social skills and coping strategies explicitly too.

In my classroom, we take time weekly to learn about, discuss, and practice important social-emotional skills that students need to be both successful students and citizens in the community.

My students love to learn and try new things! One of their favorite things that is integrated into the classroom is the use of technology for reading, writing, and math. Due to state budget cuts, unfortunately, this is very limited for each classroom.

My students are unique, inquisitive, and compassionate learners. They come to school each day ready to take on new challenges and learn new skills!

My Project

My young readers are learning all about nonfiction books and how they help us to get smarter about different topics. Ever since we started talking about them, my students cannot get enough! Because of this, I have realized that my classroom library could use a lot more nonfiction books on topics that my students are naturally interested in--animals, weather, robots, famous people in history, etc! I have found that the books that they are most drawn to are the few National Geographic Readers that I have.

Books are a means for children to experience things that they may never get the chance to experience otherwise.

One of the most powerful things to witness is a child being totally absorbed into a text as though they are living in that time or place. Your donation to this project could provide exactly that! My students have a love for learning new things and these books would help them to get a better understanding of the world beyond their hometown.

Mrs. Bigelow
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ultimate Bodypedia • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
Safari • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas, 3rd Edition • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Tornado! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Who • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
National Geographic Little Kids: First Big Book of the World • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Birds • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Christmas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
National Geographic Readers: Ocean Animals Collection • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
World History Biographies: Mozart • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
National Geographic Readers: Weather • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Planes • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Turtles • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Wolves • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Robots • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Planets • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Bees • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Lions • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Bats • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Trucks • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Mummies • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Slither, Snake! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Ponies • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Manatees • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Sleep, Bear! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Meteors • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations, Amazing Animal Journeys • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Owls • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Trains Level 1 • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Ants • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Titanic • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Hang On Monkey! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Jump Pup! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Sea Otters • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: George Washington • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Mars • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Pandas • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Saving Animal Babies • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Swing Sloth! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Meerkats • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Alligators and Crocodiles • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Water • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Kwanzaa • AKJ Education $4.29 1 $4.29
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Kids Readers: Animal Armor (L1) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Peek, Otter • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Pyramids (Level 1) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Farm Animals (Level 1 Co-reader) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Dive, Dolphin • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Kids Readers: Ancient Egypt (L3) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Plants (Level 1 Co-reader) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Deadly Predators • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Bears • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$486.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$548.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.71

Total project goal

$644.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$644.75

11 Donors

-$402.52

Donations toward project cost

-$350.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.13

match offer

-$232.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$197.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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