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Mrs. Byars from Watsonville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Nonfiction for Room 29!

Help me give my students engaging non-fiction texts to open up the world around them!

  • $468 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my classroom have a tremendous desire to learn, grow, and achieve. I teach a mild-moderate special day class of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders so most of my students are working on skills significantly below grade level despite their average or above-average intelligence. We work on reading skills, writing, and math every day. In addition, many students are considered English language learners, so they are still learning how to read, write, and speak in English.

Although all my students have documented learning or emotional needs, and many come from families dealing with poverty-related issues such as food insecurity and insufficient housing, they come to school every day ready and eager to learn.

It is my responsibility and privilege to try to address each student's individual academic and emotional needs, and to help them become curious and hard-working students and great citizens.

My Project

Reading non-fiction texts helps build students' understanding and encourage curiosity about the world around them. Students at all reading levels benefit from appropriate and engaging texts with colorful illustrations and easy-to-read text features.

By reading non-fiction texts, students can build their background knowledge, make connections between content area instruction and literacy, and learn more about the people, places, and animals that make up our world.

Each text can be a key to unlock new understanding, and also to lead to new questions and new concepts to be curious about.

Having updated and high-quality non-fiction texts to add to our library would unlock the doors to the world!

Mrs. Byars
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Amazon Rainforest - Grade 3 - Guided Reading Level O • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: School Around the World - Grade 3 - Guided Reading Level N • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fantastic Kids: Malala Yousafzai - TIME FOR KIDSxae Informational Text - Great for School Projects and Book Reports - (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Earthquakes! - Grade 2 - Guided Reading Level J • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Next Stop: Mexico - Grade 2 - Guided Reading Level J • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Next Stop: Canada - Grade 2 - Guided Reading Level J • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Tornadoes and Hurricanes! - Grade 2 - Guided Reading Level J • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Tornadoes (Blastoff! Readers: Extreme Weather) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hurricanes (Blastoff! Readers: Extreme Weather) (Extreme Weather: Blastoff Readers, Level 4) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tsunamis (Blastoff! Readers: Extreme Weather) (Extreme Weather: Blastoff Readers, Level 4) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What's It Like to Be a Fish? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Places Around the World - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level I • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: A Bee's Life - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level E • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: A Butterfly's Life - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level E • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: A Frog's Life - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level E • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Kids Around the World - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level I • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: Homes Around the World - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level I • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Penguin Chick (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon Business $5.16 1 $5.16
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Misty Copeland (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Peek, Otter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Turtles • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Kids Readers: Animal Armor (L1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Living in . . . Brazil • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Living in . . . Russia • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Living in . . . India • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
An Octopus Is Amazing (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Skyscrapers (Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
Living in . . . Mexico • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Jesse Owens (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
National Geographic Readers: Helen Keller (Level 2) (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Mae Jemison (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
National Geographic Readers: Hang On Monkey! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Hop, Bunny!: Explore the Forest • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Wildfires • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Living in . . . Italy • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Living in . . . China • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Living in . . . Australia • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Hello, Penguin! (Pre-reader) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Albert Einstein (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Go Cub! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dive, Dolphin • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Planes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Swing Sloth!: Explore the Rain Forest • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Pyramids (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Wild Cats (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$331.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$397.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.09

Total project goal

$467.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$467.28

5 Donors

-$232.76

Donations toward project cost

-$199.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.41

match offer

-$232.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$197.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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