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  • $285 goal

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Mrs. Pettijohn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Non-Fiction Books? Yes, Please!

My students need a wide variety of non-fiction books.

My Students

I have 24 eager readers ready to learn about the world around them; however my classroom library lacks enough nonfiction books to support their curiosities.

My class has 24 unique and diverse second grade students.

I teach in a school with a program that serves 100% free breakfast and lunch due to the poverty level in the community. Many of my students face obstacles most adults will not face in their lifetimes. Despite these difficulties, my students come to school every day excited and ready to learn. I do everything I can to foster a love of reading and learning during the school day, because most of my students do not have the support at home.

My Project

My classroom library gets quite the workout. Students LOVE to go book shopping in search for the perfect books that are at their levels. My eager readers often come to me asking for books about animals, plants, and other things from their world. They love the National Geographic for Kids and Time for Kids, but my classroom library does not have enough books to support all of my readers! The books I am asking for are high interest nonfiction books that will challenge my students. Reading nonfiction books help with their comprehension, vocabulary, reading stamina, and oral language. Students will be able to check these books out throughout the school year and I hope that by introducing these books to students, they will want to read even more books!

Your donation will help me in continuing to create a positive learning and reading environment for my students in my classroom.

Having access to a variety of books in our classroom would create the opportunity for students of all different abilities and interests to find that perfect fit they can dive into at school and home

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
On the Town: A Community Adventure • Amazon $14.58 1 $14.58
National Geographic Kids World Atlas • Amazon $10.79 1 $10.79
National Geographic Kids United States Atlas • Amazon $9.32 1 $9.32
City (Neighborhood Walk) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Where Do I Live? • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Farm Community (Neighborhood Walk) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Suburb (Neighborhood Walk) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
What is a Communtiy from A to Z? (AlphaBasiCs) • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
My Community (Little World Social Studies) • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Me on the Map (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
My Neighborhood: Places and Faces (All About Me) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Planets in Our Solar System (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Living in Rural Communities (First Step Nonfiction: Communities) • Amazon $5.35 1 $5.35
Living in Urban Communities (First Step Nonfiction: Communities) • Amazon $5.35 1 $5.35
Living in Suburban Communities (First Step Nonfiction: Communities) • Amazon $5.35 1 $5.35
Mush! The Sled Dogs of the Iditarod • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Sea Life (TIME for Kids Nonfiction Readers) (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers: Level 1.6) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46
Time For Kids: Ants! (Time for Kids Science Scoops) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Time For Kids: Butterflies! (Time for Kids Science Scoops) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Time For Kids: Storms! (Time for Kids Science Scoops) • Amazon $3.73 1 $3.73
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
Time For Kids: Earthquakes! (Time for Kids Science Scoops) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon $3.41 1 $3.41

Materials cost

$192.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.68

Total project goal

$284.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$284.56

2 Donors

-$284.56

Donations toward project cost

-$241.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 24 students.

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