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Mrs. Salinas from Del Rio TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Build Scientific Literacy in Our Future Scientists

My students need access to high-quality, non-fiction reading materials to help them build their scientific literacy and non-fiction comprehension skills.

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are diverse learners, though many of us share the same cultural background. They come from different homes, where they've experienced different learning opportunities. They come to me, hopeful, that I can offer them the chance to learn and grow on a level playing field. They are students attending a title 1 school, with the same dreams and aspirations as students from affluent districts. They depend on my colleagues and I to help them get to where they want to go. They provide the determination, and the brilliance; I provide the guidance, knowledge, and often times, the tools.

My Project

In my district, students struggle greatly with gleaning information from non-fiction texts as they progress through the elementary years. This is concerning because non-fiction texts are the key to increasing scientific literacy rates in our country. If we want to see an increase in well-prepared high school graduates pursuing studies in STEM fields, it has to start at the beginning. We do a great job of encouraging young students to read and retell stories, but we often push aside non-fiction until later. Small children are naturally curious about the world and the universe around them. Let's harness that curiosity and feed it with great non-fiction literature!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inner Solar System, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
TIME For Kids - K-1 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 10 $45.00

Materials cost

$134.00

Vendor shipping charges

$8.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$174.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.87

Total project goal

$205.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$205.78

33 Donors

-$190.07

Donations toward project cost

-$174.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.71

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$0.00

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