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Mrs. Randolph from Hot Springs NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Miss, Could You Please Get Some More Nonfiction Books?

The cost of 42 nonfiction books is $645, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $740 goal

This project expired on May 12, 2007.

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In my 5th grade classroom I strive to encourage nonfiction reading, but this can be extremely challenging when you only have a select few nonfiction texts in the room...and the library is only open for certain hours on certain days. I want my students to have access to lively, exciting, and interesting nonfiction to read at anytime they wish! Students will benefit from this in many ways. First, nonfiction is the type of reading we do most often in our everyday lives. Recipes, newspapers, magazines, grocery lists, etc. are all selections we, as adults, come into contact with daily. I want my students to be prepared for life!!! Second, my male students thrive on fishing, hunting, and sports...they want to read about things like this and I just don't have any supplements (rather than 2 or 3 old, borrowed magazines) to fulfill this wish! Female students also request nonfiction on a daily basis; they love reading about natural disasters, famous people, and past US history. Finally, 80% of our End of Grade reading test is nonfiction...enough said! Coming from one of the poorest areas in North Carolina, my students aren't frequently exposed to many GREAT books. My school is EXTREMELY low in budget for supplies is $100 for the entire year! This is a big problem for me because I am a first year teacher lacking many different supplies. I would love to have all different kinds of magazines and tons of colorful, vibrant nonfiction books for my students to choose from. My 19 students will not only gain from this project for this year, but my future students will benefit as well! My 5th grade sweeties are precious and they deserve more than I can financially give them. It's only fair that I try to give them the best.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Automobile James Lincoln Collier • Barnes and Noble $33.36 1 $33.36
Big Dogs Linda Jacobs Jacobs Altman, Peter Mavrikis (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $23.07 1 $23.07
Precipitation Frances Purslow • Barnes and Noble $22.00 1 $22.00
Daring Women of the Civil War Carin T. Ford • Barnes and Noble $21.53 1 $21.53
Touchdown! You Can Play Football Nick Fauchald, Bill Dickson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $20.34 1 $20.34
Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die Chris Santella, R. Valentine Atkinson (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $19.96 1 $19.96
Children of the Great Depression Russell Freedman • Barnes and Noble $18.00 1 $18.00
Attack on Pearl Harbor Shelley Tanaka, David Craig (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
What Fish Don't Want You to Know: The Insider's Guide to Freshwater Fishing Frank P. Baron • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
T Is for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet Brad Herzog, Mark Braught (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Fly Fishing the Great Western Rivers Ralph Kylloe, Ralph Kylloe (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $14.99 1 $14.99
Fish (Eyewitness Books Series) Steve Parker, DK Publishing, Manufactured by DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Car (Eyewitness Books Series) Richard Sutton, Elizabeth Baquedano • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
DK Eyewitness: Dog (DK Eyewitness Books Series) Juliet Clutton-Brock • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Civil War John E. Stanchak • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Dust to Eat: Drought and Depression in the 1930s Michael L. Cooper • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Big Book of Trucks Caroline Bingham, DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
The Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities Janis Herbert • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities Janis Herbert • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Clouds Gail Saunders-Smith • Barnes and Noble $13.14 1 $13.14
I Wonder Why Horses Wear Shoes: And Other Questions About Horses Jackie Gaff • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (AmericanGirl Library) Valorie Lee Schaefer, Norm Bendel (Illustrator), Norm Bendell (Illustrator), Norm Bendel • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Skin & Nails: Care Tips for Girls Julie Williams, Shawn Banner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!: Wharf Water Tea, You'd Rather Not Drink Peter Cook, David Antram (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Hair: Styling Tips and Tricks for Girls (American Girl Library Series) Jim Jordan (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
NFL 2004 Team Tracker Inc. Scholastic, James Preller • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Everything Bug: What Kids Really Want to Know About Insects and Spiders Cherie Winner • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Girls and Their Horses: True Tales from American Girls (AmericanGirl Library) Staff of Pleasant Company Publications • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Dinosaurs (Discoveries Series) Angela Milner • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Great Inventions (Discoveries Series) Richard Wood • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays Peg Kehret, Greg Farrar (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Weather (Discoveries Series) David Ellyard (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Reptiles (Discovery Series) Allen Greer • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Discoveries Series) Eldridge M. Moores (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Dangerous Animals (Discoveries Series) John Siedensticker • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather John A. Day, Vincent J. Schaefer • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Lewis and Clark Richard Conrad Stein, R. Conrad Stein • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Football in Action John Crossingham • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Daughter of Liberty: A True Story of the American Revolution Robert Quackenbush, Quackenburg • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Insects and Spiders (100 Things You Should Know About Series) Steve Parker, Jim Flegg • Barnes and Noble $4.48 1 $4.48
The Weather (100 Things You Should Know About Series) Clare Oliver, Clive Carpenter • Barnes and Noble $4.48 1 $4.48
Cool Cars, Vol. 2 Seymour Simon, Chronicle Books • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55

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