You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Jacobi from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Journey To Antarctica

My students need 26 books for researching all there is to know about the continent of Antarctica.

  • $396 goal

This project expired on September 8, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Antarctica is a vast continent teeming with wildlife and exciting landforms. As this school year has progressed, I have noticed my students' growing interest in the continents. Many of them have recently focused their questions on Antarctica and wish to expand their learning.

These twenty first graders have worked so hard this year!

They have been consistently enthusiastic and eager to learn no matter the content. Recently we began "inquiry projects" in which they are responsible for guiding their learning about a particular subject. Their excitement and complete participation has lent itself entirely to this student-directed approach. As we come to the end of our year together, I want to give them the chance to really dive into a subject one last time. A study of Antarctica will provide the opportunity for them to research what interests them most; be it whales, penguins, glaciers, or whatever else excites them.

My Project

This inquiry project on Antarctica will encompass all subject areas in the classroom. Overall, this can be viewed as a science focus. However, as they read, work together and share their learning with the class, students will be intensely engaged in reading, writing, mathematics and geography.

When students are given the chance to direct their own learning, it heightens their excitement for school and what they are doing on a day to day basis in the classroom.

If we can continue to inspire their learning in this way, we will hopefully build an optimism and exhilaration for school that will follow them the rest of their lives. Please know any donations you provide will be greatly appreciated and helpful to these boys and girls! Thank you for your generosity!

Mr. Jacobi
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Jacobi is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Penguin''s Life • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Antarctic Antics • AKJ Books $12.58 1 $12.58
Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic Tree House Series #40) Mar • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
If You Were a Penguin • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
My Life in the Wild • AKJ Books $7.39 1 $7.39
Penguins • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Penguins and Their Chicks • AKJ Books $17.75 1 $17.75
Penguins! National Geographic Readers • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin • AKJ Books $18.70 1 $18.70
Seal • AKJ Books $16.76 1 $16.76
Seals • AKJ Books $15.78 1 $15.78
Seals • AKJ Books $17.75 1 $17.75
Amazing Whales! Sarah L. Thomson, Wildlife Conservation Soci • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Killer Whale • AKJ Books $16.73 1 $16.73
Killer Whales • AKJ Books $3.59 1 $3.59
Killer Whale • AKJ Books $16.73 1 $16.73
Whales • AKJ Books $10.29 1 $10.29
The Pebble First Guide to Penguins • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
The Pebble First Guide to Whales • AKJ Books $15.78 1 $15.78
Blue Whales • AKJ Books $8.06 1 $8.06
Whales Carol K. Lindeen • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Glaciers • AKJ Books $21.09 1 $21.09
Glaciers • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Icebergs, Ice Caps, and Glaciers • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
Blue Whale • AKJ Books $15.75 1 $15.75
Whales • AKJ Books $17.75 1 $17.75

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1066358],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":785664,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Jacobi","authorIds":{"1066358":{"owner":"Mr. Jacobi","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[785664],"proposalHash":"246492137","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":202307,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTM2NjM0OQ==","MTA2NjM1OA==","MTQ1ODI0NA==","MzYxMTcz"],"teacherId":1066358,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}