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Ms. Czaja from Hyde Park MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lions and Tigers and Bears (and More), Oh My!

My students need a variety of non-fiction and fiction books about animals.

  • $329 goal

This project expired on January 9, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of the most fascinating topics for students to study is animals.

My classroom is made up of a diverse group of students with many different needs.

There are English language learners, students with disabilities, and students who are advanced learners. They all have something important in common, though. They love to learn!

My Project

My students will be beginning a reading and writing unit in December. This unit is called "Researching to Build Knowledge," and the topic we will be learning more about is animals and their defenses. They will use a variety of books to help them build subject matter knowledge and research skills, which will connect the English Language Arts curriculum to the science curriculum.

By donating to this project, you will be providing valuable books to aid students in their research learning.

You will be giving them the chance to explore the world around them, and in doing so, build their skills in reading, writing, and science!

Ms. Czaja
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Butterflies • Amazon $14.55 1 $14.55
Jangles: A Big Fish Story • Amazon $13.61 1 $13.61
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival • Amazon $13.39 1 $13.39
Animal Poems • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
DK Eyewitness Books: Fish • Amazon $13.13 1 $13.13
Deadly!: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth • Amazon $12.33 1 $12.33
Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom • Amazon $10.32 1 $10.32
Gazelles (Jump!) • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Migrating With the Monarch Butterfly (Animal Journeys) • Amazon $7.43 1 $7.43
Sea Anemones (Under the Sea) • Amazon $7.43 1 $7.43
Deadly Blue-Ringed Octopuses (Small But Deadly) • Amazon $7.33 1 $7.33
Monsters of the Deep (Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlark) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Octopuses (Animal Abilities) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Big Al • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Animal Characteristics (Investigate!) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Camouflage and Mimicry: Animal Weapons and Defenses • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Octopuses (Animal Prey) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
The Call of the Wild • Amazon $6.75 1 $6.75
Jackie's Wild Seattle • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Beardance • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Journey Under the Sea (Choose Your Own Adventure #2) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Best Camouflaged Animals (Extreme Animals) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Armadillos (North American Animals) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Lost on the Amazon (Choose Your Own Adventure #9) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Into the Wild (Warriors, Book 1) • Amazon $5.47 1 $5.47
Tracker • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
An Octopus Is Amazing (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery) • Amazon $5.20 1 $5.20
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies • Amazon $3.97 1 $3.97
Hungry, Hungry Sharks (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon $3.89 1 $3.89
Freaky Faces (Weird and Wonderful Animals) • Amazon $1.99 1 $1.99

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