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Mrs. Cogley from Trinity NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Livestock, Landscaping, and Literacy

My students need books on agriculture to build our classroom library to reference current content, projects, and hands-on skills they are learning!

  • $665 goal

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My Students

There is a deep spark of joy that proves to be transformational in watching a shift from bored, disengaged minds to that of a young adult who is passionate, driven, and innately curious about the world around them.

We are teaching more than just kids; we are shaping the future of our nation and society as we foster awe, inspiration, and a spirit of entrepreneurial leadership by planting a seed of hope.

My students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, their home lives, educational successes and life experiences drastically fluctuating from one child to another. The challenge is not only to meet these diverse needs, but to inspire a sense of awe in each student, to give them the belief in themselves they so often lack, and to lead them to the tools they need to build successful experiences for themselves as they grow. Most importantly, I aim to inspire minds and hearts by presenting aspects of each student that often, even they themselves have not yet discovered. In turn, they, unknowingly, gift me with inspiration and hope each day.

My Project

My students need more books in our classroom to support our classroom culture that encourages and incorporates literacy in all aspects of hands-on learning! By supporting literacy in the agriculture classroom by providing a wide array of books that align with both class content and current livestock and gardening projects, students will build necessary academic skills while simultaneously increasing their knowledge base towards current applied hands-on skills and projects.

Our students are the future of the agriculture industry, and need a vast classroom library that provides resources that are relevant to their own personal, academic and career interests to further bolster their skills and aspirations.

In providing them with the resources funded through this project, we directly meet those individual student needs and interests, allowing students to place themselves in a frame of reference in which they can see themselves in the agricultural careers and opportunities we promote. The books chosen will not only provide specific content and answers to their questions as they work and build on current projects, but encourage women in agriculture and expand the horizons of what they currently see as opportunities for themselves personally in changing the world through agriculture. Our students are the future, and need your support!

Mrs. Cogley
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Julia Rothman Collection: Farm Anatomy, Nature Anatomy, and Food Anatomy • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People • Amazon Business $29.03 1 $29.03
Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds: Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans • Amazon Business $22.35 1 $22.35
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living • Amazon Business $21.75 1 $21.75
The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh ... Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, & Bees • Amazon Business $19.93 1 $19.93
The Illustrated Guide to Cows: How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them • Amazon Business $19.72 1 $19.72
Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock: Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas • Amazon Business $19.25 1 $19.25
Design-Your-Garden Toolkit: Visualize the Perfect Plant Combinations for Your Yard; Step-by-Step Guide with Profiles of 128 Popular Plants, Reusable Cling Stickers, and Fold-Out Design Board • Amazon Business $18.02 1 $18.02
Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
The Meat Goat Handbook: Raising Goats for Food, Profit, and Fun • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
The Woman Hobby Farmer: Female Guidance for Growing Food, Raising Livestock, and Building a Farm-Based Business • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
Kitchen Gardening for Beginners • Amazon Business $16.18 1 $16.18
Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens • Amazon Business $16.13 1 $16.13
Farm and Workshop Welding: Everything You Need to Know to Weld, Cut, and Shape Metal (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 400 Step-by-Step Photos to Help You Learn Hands-On Welding and Avoid Common Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife's All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Woman-Powered Farm: Manual for a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle from Homestead to Field • Amazon Business $15.06 1 $15.06
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Farm Dogs: A Comprehensive Breed Guide to 93 Guardians, Herders, Terriers, and Other Canine Working Partners • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner: What to Do & When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Pasture & Equipment Shed • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
The Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook: Make the Most of Your Growing Season • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Goats: Small-scale Herding for Pleasure And Profit (Hobby Farms) • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
A Field Guide to Cows: How to Identify and Appreciate America's 52 Breeds • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Showing Poultry: A Complete Guide to Exhibiting Your Birds. A Storey BASICS® Title • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
You Grow Girl • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Backyard Farming: Raising Goats: For Dairy and Meat • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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