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Mrs. Fischer from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Important to Know About Important People!

My students need 40 non-fiction books and posters to help them learn about the important people who helped shape our country.

  • $363 goal

This project expired on July 25, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The world of literature has so many exciting titles and genres available. Help my first graders understand a new genre by putting biographies in their hands.

Our urban classroom setting has provided the students with an opportunity to understand cultural differences.

My class is overcrowded with thirty-four students and only one teacher to meet their needs. Our city is an impoverished district that has been unable to balance it's budget based on the cuts made to education. My ESL and inclusion students appreciate having materials available that are on their appropriate level.

My Project

I realize that I need to update my classroom library, so that the students have access to more non-fiction titles, especially biographies about historical characters. Brainstorming creative activities such as creating a living history museum with the students sharing their book reports dressed up as their favorite character will make learning come alive. Having books available for students to use to increase their comprehension skills is so important for both their reading and writing skills. My problem is the lack of funding to purchase these biographies and other non-fiction books.

First graders work very hard to become proficient readers.

They need to have books that challenge their curiosity and give them an opportunity to grow as readers. My inclusion students need colorful first level readers to keep them motivated to keep trying. A classroom library with books that interest students will help them enjoy independent reading activities and grow as learners.

Mrs. Fischer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rosa • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Oprah Winfrey Wil Mara • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
George Washington Carver • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Frida Kahlo, The Artist Who Painted Herself (Smart About the • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Roald Dahl: A Life of Imagination • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Salvador Dali • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
George Washington''s Teeth • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and • AKJ Books $12.58 1 $12.58
Meet President Barack Obama Laine Falk • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Susan B. Anthony • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
We Both Read • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Jump!: From the Life of Michael Jordan Floyd Cooper, Floyd C • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Mermaid Queen • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Nothing but Trouble • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Tillie the Terrible Swede • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Dizzy Winter, Sean Qualls (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Shake, Rattle + Roll • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Amelia Earhart • AKJ Books $3.33 1 $3.33
Zishe the Strongman • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Anne Frank (Rookie Biographies Series) Wil Mara • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
A Girl Named Helen Keller • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Betsy Ross And The Silver Thimble • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Clara Barton • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
Eleanor • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Ellen Ochoa N/A, Nanci R. Vargus • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
Mother Teresa Susan Eddy, Jeanne Clidas • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
Jane Goodall • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant Ka • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Dolley Madison Saves George Washington • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
A Picture Book of Harry Houdini David A. Adler, Matt Collins • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Ben Franklin and His First Kite • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Harry Houdini: Esape Artist • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
John Muir • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Listen Up! Alexander Graham Bell''s Talking Machine • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Snowflake Bentley • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth Kathl • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Thomas Edison to the Rescue! • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Instant Personal Poster Sets • AKJ Books $9.61 2 $19.22

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