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Mrs. O'Brien from Henderson NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

McCaw Minds Nonfiction Books

Help me give my students the opportunity to travel to different places within the comforts of their own classroom.

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an amazing bunch of third graders a ta high needs school in Nevada where we focus on a STEAM curriculum. This is my 14th year teaching! This year we return to in-person teaching and learning after a year of distance learning. Many students face challenges at home that most adults could only imagine experiencing. They look at our classroom as an escape from the worries at home and welcome the opportunities that the classroom, their teacher, and peers bring them. I am excited to be able to bring hands-on and group activities back to my students. My motto is "Kids First" and I strive to go above and beyond each day to live by this motto and do all I can do to help them. My students are curious, loving, and are always wanting more! The students love our new hands-on science lessons and are willing to go the extra mile for one of their own peers. I would like to challenge them personally and academically more with much needed materials.

My Project

My 3rd grade class utilizes a guided reading program called Renaissance Readers. Students use the program with self-selected books on their independent reading level to increase their reading skills in a variety of genres along with progressing vocabulary, stamina and rigor. This purchase of new nonfiction books will assist my students in having more exposure to nonfiction text and text features. Nonfiction text allows my students to travel to places and experience things that they may never encounter in person. Reading more nonfiction text will also help to prepare them for the common core assessments which are heavily based on nonfiction text and academic vocabulary. Many students consider reading nonfiction to be on a task but with a wide variety of nonfiction topics in my classroom library more students will get hooked on reading this genre of books. They will become more engaged in their reading and learning if the topic is of interest to them. With the addition of these books to my classroom you will be helping my students reach their full potential and become readers who read to learn.

Mrs. O'Brien
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Rainforest Grew All Around • AKJ Education $8.06 1 $8.06
Where Is Stonehenge? • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Where Is the Great Barrier Reef? • Amazon Business $3.97 2 $7.94
Who Was Juliette Gordon Low? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Are the Winter Olympics? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Neil deGrasse Tyson? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Duke Ellington? • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
Where Are the Galapagos Islands? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Who Was Stan Lee? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Where Is Our Solar System? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Where Is Niagara Falls? • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
What Are the Summer Olympics? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Where Is Walt Disney World? • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
What Was Ellis Island? • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
What Is Rock and Roll? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • Amazon Business $5.27 1 $5.27
Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Where Is Area 51? • Amazon Business $5.11 1 $5.11
Where Is the Bermuda Triangle? • Amazon Business $5.11 1 $5.11
Magic School Bus Presents: The Human Body • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Aretha Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Mummies • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Wolves • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Weather • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Bats • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Alligators and Crocodiles • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Bees • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Robots • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #6: The Giant Germ • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book #5: Twister Trouble • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was John F. Kennedy? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Is the World Cup? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Is Dolly Parton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Where Is Easter Island? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Where Is the White House? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Wild West? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Bob Marley? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is Nintendo? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Marco Polo? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Nellie Bly? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Where Is Mount Rushmore? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Celia Cruz? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Are the Paralympic Games? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Story of Batman? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is NASA? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Berlin Wall? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Ida B. Wells? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Temple Grandin? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs? • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Bears • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Scholastic Reader Level 2 Ruby Bridges Goes to School • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Jungle Animals (Flip the Flaps) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$321.99

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

Sales tax

$25.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.49

Total project goal

$456.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.59

1 Donor

-$456.59

Donations toward project cost

-$388.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.49

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