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Ms. Plaza from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Needy, Needy Nonfiction Books

Help me give my students some nonfiction Literature to improve Reading and Comprehension skills.

  • $257 goal

This project expired on May 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 30 wonderful and bright students. I work in a neighborhood school in Chicago. I teach ESL and special education students language arts, math, science, social studies, health, and a zillion life lessons a day. It is an extremely diverse area and the students in our school are from various backgrounds, making our class a melting pot of ethnicities. There are six different languages spoken in my classroom, and it represents a wide variety of individuals with different social and economic backgrounds.

The school where I work is great.

The principal and staff all work together to benefit student learning. I have been working at this school for nineteen years. Unfortunately, the school lacks funds to purchase necessary supplies that are greatly needed. The school cannot provide the funds needed to purchase materials since we face tough budget cuts this year. As an educator, I continually try to find what will be the best for my students. This at times is very difficult but can be accomplished. My school would be able to purchase materials for students, but unfortunately, there are no funds available at this time.

My Project

My students would love to have the collection of Nonfiction reading books. My students love to read books. Unfortunately, the school is unable to provide funds for books. I have been providing students with a few copies of the series of Nonfiction books. My students read and completed a literature unit with one of the stories which assist in comprehension and understanding of the books. This has shown me as a teacher that exposing students to great books does improve the students' knowledge. I have noticed that these types of Nonfiction books bring great interest for students. We as teachers need to educate our students about​ the importance of understanding and loving literature.

Ms. Plaza
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FB710X - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Complete Series • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
HH523 - Holidays & Festivals Literature Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.50 1 $36.50

Materials cost

$185.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.52

Total project goal

$256.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$256.80

1 Donor

-$256.80

Donations toward project cost

-$218.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.52

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$0.00

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