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Mrs. Yack-Saavedra from Muskegon MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction Books Are Key to Learning About the World

My students need leveled nonfiction books to read during read to self time.

  • $863 goal

This project expired on July 8, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in a Two Way Immersion Program (90:10 model) where they are becoming completely bilingual. They are learning to speak, read, and write in both English and Spanish. 98% of my students qualify for free or reduced lunch. My school receives special funding for all students to receive free breakfast and lunch. 98% of my students are also minorities (primarily African American and Hispanic).

My students face many daily challenges, but that does not stop them from coming to school each day eager to learn in both languages.

My students learn to speak both languages with native fluency. I want to help them continue to learn by being able to use donors choose to bring them resources we do not currently have.

My Project

My leveled classroom library currently lacks nonfiction books. I have chosen titles from Amazon Business that both interest my students and match our standards in science and social studies.

Nonfiction books are essential to a child's learning because they are their key to learning about the outside world.

Nonfiction books allow us to see the outside world in the real photographs. They also allow us to see our science and social studies curriculum come to life before their eyes.

My students would love to get their hands on some new leveled nonfiction books to read during read to self-time!

Mrs. Yack-Saavedra
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Camiones de La Basura (Garbage Trucks) (Mi Comunidad: Vehiculos (My Community: Vehicles)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $27.07 1 $27.07
La Rana / Frogs (Spot Backyard Animals) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $25.65 1 $25.65
Las Grúas / Cranes (Spot Mighty Machines) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $25.65 1 $25.65
La Ardilla / Squirrels (Spot Animales del patio) • Amazon Business $25.65 1 $25.65
Los Camiones Volquetes / Dump Trucks (Spot Mighty Machines) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $25.65 1 $25.65
Mis garras son largas y curvas (Pistas de animales) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $25.64 1 $25.64
Mi cuerpo es rayado y parece lleno de hojas / My Body is Striped and Leafy (Pistas de animales) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $25.64 1 $25.64
Band/Banda (School Activities / Actividades Escolares) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.60 1 $24.60
Drama Club/Club De Teatro (School Activities) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.60 1 $24.60
Los Brazos y Las Manos (Arms & Hands) (Tu Cuerpo (Your Body )) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.45 1 $24.45
Oliva Y Oscar (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Teresa Y Tomas (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Sara Y Samuel (Primeros Sonidos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Valeria Y Victor (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Tonis Y Tono (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Graciela Y Gregorio (Primeros Sonidos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Carmen Y Carlos (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Kelli Y Avellino (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Julieta Y Jacobo (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Guillermina Y Guillermo (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Zenaida Y Zenobio (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Natalia Y Nicolas (Primeros Sonidos / First Sounds) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
A Jugar Con Mascotas!/ We Play With Pets! (A Jugar!/ Ways to Play) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $22.60 1 $22.60
Dientes (Teeth) (Bullfrog Books en Espanol: Tu cuerpo maravilloso (Your Amazing Body)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
El canto (Singing) (Bullfrog Books: El estudio del artista (Artist's Studio)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
El clima en el invierno / Weather in Winter (Bullfrog Books en Espanol: Que pasa en el invierno?) (Que Pasa En El Invierno? /What Happens in Winter?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Mis patas son largas y fuertes / My Legs Are Long and Strong (Pistas de animales) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Boas (Boa Constrictors) (Bullfrog Books en Espanol: Mundo de reptiles (Reptile World)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Las aves en la primavera / Birds in Spring (Spanish edition) (Que pasa en la primavera? / What Happens in Spring?) • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Habilidades diferentes (Different Abilities) (Bullfrog Books en Espanol: Celebrando las diferencias (Celebrating Differences)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
Ropa (Picture This, Technology Spanish) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Feet/pies (Let's Read about Our Bodies/Conozcamos Nuestro Cuerpo (Paperback)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00

Materials cost

$692.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$732.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.33

Total project goal

$862.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$862.20

2 Donors

-$862.20

Donations toward project cost

-$732.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$129.33

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$0.00

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