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Ms. Nickelson from Santa Barbara CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Students' Inner Reader, Scientist, and Mathematician!

My students need nonfiction books to further foster their curiosity and give them multiple mentor texts to master 4th grade content!

  • $244 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low income/high poverty school, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. But every morning when they walk through the classroom's doors, they transform into scholars, writers, artists, mathematicians, and a family. Having little resources and no curriculum, it is my duty to provide my students with engaging and meaningful learning experiences to help close the achievement gap. Most importantly, I want to open their hearts and mind to the world of opportunity through education.

My Project

Nonfiction books will provide my students with various texts to read and explore, in order to master the 4th grade content. I believe in integrating other content areas into literacy to not only get my students excited about reading but give them multiple exposures to our science, math, writing and social studies topics. These nonfiction picture and comic books provide my students with informational mentor texts while engaging them in our amazing world!

I want my class and library to reflect my 21 student's wants and needs.

When a struggling reader reached out to me and asked, "Do you have any super cool or weird science books?" I knew informational texts needed to fill up my library. As a first year teacher, my classroom library is scarce. I want to provide a space where my students can go to learn more about some of our favorite topics this year like Jane Goodall, The Gold Rush, and Rocks! As well as introduce them to new concepts around the environment, history, and math. 4th Grade ROCKS, and I believe every library should too!

Ms. Nickelson
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 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas • Amazon Business $8.11 2 $16.22
The Watcher Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Stake a Claim! Nickolas Flux and the California Gold Rush • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Erosion: Changing Earth's Surface (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Science Comics: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Science Comics: Dogs: From Predator to Protector • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Oscar and the Bird: A Book about Electricity (Start with Science) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin (A Math Adventure) • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
What Is the Rock Cycle? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Energy Island: How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
If You Were a Kid During the California Gold Rush • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
The Shocking Truth About Electricity • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
The California Gold Rush and the '49ers • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Rocks and Soil • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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