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Mrs. Stowe from Carmel ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Learn All Things Science and Social Studies with Books!

Help me give my students books that will teach them about social studies and science related topics in our curriculum!

  • $607 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 12 kind-hearted students and I learn in a small town in Maine. They come into school everyday full of energy and excitement for the day ahead. Some of them face difficult challenges in and out of school, some of them get all of the love and support they need. My students appreciate a well-organized learning environment, full of structure and predictable routines. No matter what situation they come from, they all seem to absolutely love reading and learning!

The way my students get lost in their books is magical!

That is why a lot of my instruction starts with a read aloud and book suggestions to further their learning on a topic. My students are always asking for more independent reading time and cannot wait to see what they will be reading in their groups. I love providing students with new worlds and possibilities through rich narrative texts that spur their imagination. Additionally, I love when a student has a question about something they are curious about and I am able to grab an informational book off the shelf that will satisfy their wonderings while leading them to new ones!

My Project

With this project, you will be helping my students dive deeper into science and social studies topics through pictures books. Picture books are an engaging way for students to access our science and social studies curriculum and generate enthusiasm and excitement around topics.

These books will give all students the background information they need to embark in higher-level thinking, discussions, and collaborative learning opportunities.

Picture books will allow students to build stronger content vocabulary, strengthen their comprehension and learning through illustrations, and address misconceptions. Additionally, these books will allow us to maximize our time because not only will be be learning about science and social studies topics, we will be improving our reading skills, too!

Mrs. Stowe
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Animal Defenses (Animal Behavior) • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Harvest Time: A Day in the Life of Picking Potatoes • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
A Walk Through the Woods • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
National Geographic Kids Encyclopedia of American Indian History and Culture: Stories, Timelines, Maps, and More • Amazon Business $17.12 1 $17.12
Kid's Guide to Maine (The Kid's Guide) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Busy Tree • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Hello Lighthouse • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Born and Bred in the Great Depression • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Pond • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
The Seashore Book • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Follow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping Skills (Exploring Our Community) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Animal Groups: How Animals Live Together (Animal Behavior) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Native American History for Kids: With 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
Explore Native American Cultures!: With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Mapping Sam • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Over and Under the Pond • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Lobsterman (Down East Quality Reprint) • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
I'm Reading About Maine (Maine Experience) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Going Lobstering (Outdoor Adventures) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Climate Zones (Map Basics) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Maine (A True Book: My United States) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Potato: A Tale From The Great Depression • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What's Great about Maine? (Our Great States) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Animal Talk: How Animals Communicate through Sight, Sound and Smell (Animal Behavior) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Noun (Word Fun) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were an Adjective (Word Fun) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Hello Ocean • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
What Is Climate? (Big Science Ideas) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Wildfires • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24
Animal Characteristics (Investigate!) • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
The Very First Americans (All Aboard Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Weather and Climate through Infographics (Super Science Infographics) • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$452.51

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$22.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$515.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.04

Total project goal

$606.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$606.96

7 Donors

-$297.00

Donations toward project cost

-$264.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$295.67

Match offers toward project cost

-$251.32

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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