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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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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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

$297.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$336.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.40

Total project goal

$395.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.99

3 Donors

-$197.99

Donations toward project cost

-$168.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.70

match offer

-$198.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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