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Ms. Darnall from El Lago TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction Books for Young Minds!

My students need nonfiction books that can be read and put on a recorder in order to give my young readers access to nonfiction texts.

  • $377 goal

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My Students

"We are here to make mistakes, learn, and redesign!" My students have heard our school's motto every morning since we began the transition to be an E-STEM magnet school, the first elementary (E) school in our district focused on science (S), technology (T), engineering (E), and math (M).

Our school is in a humble, middle-class neighborhood in Texas.

Although our school did not flood, many of our students were affected by hurricane Harvey in August 2017. I have a class of 19 kindergarten students who use technology daily. One of the pieces of technology used in my classroom is an iPod that is reserved for nonfiction books

Often times, kids shy away from nonfiction books because they are more difficult to read than fiction.

I want to give my young learners easier access to nonfiction texts in order to deepen their understanding of topics covered in our curriculum.

My Project

These nonfiction books will help my young learners take a deeper dive on their own through the use of an iPod in our science station. These books were carefully chosen as they coincide with topics that we learn about in our science curriculum. I want my kids to be able to explore these topics on their own without the frustration that nonfiction books can often cause due to the more difficult nature of their content.

I want my kids to be enthusiastic about science and nonfiction texts!

To accomplish this, I will have different teachers record these wonderful and informative texts and upload them to an iPod for my students to listen to while at our science station. A nonfiction listening station in Kinder? So fun!

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oceans: Geology and Weather (Science Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
How Sound Moves (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Energy That Warms Us: A Look at Heat (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Energy: Heat, Light, and Fuel (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (Our Changing Earth) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Matter: See It, Touch It, Taste It, Smell It (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
What Do Living Things Need? (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
About Birds: A Guide for Children • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Move It!: Motion, Forces and You (Primary Physical Science) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Energy (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
About Insects: A Guide for Children • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Soil Basics (Science Builders) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Rivers (Natural Wonders) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
A Look at Magnets (Science Builders) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Living or Nonliving? (My Science Library) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Use Science Tools (My Science Library) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Living or Nonliving? (Life Science) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
I Am a Living Thing (Introducing Living Things) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Rocks and Soil: Real Size Science • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Robots on the Job (Cool Robots) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Bean's Life Cycle (Explore Life Cycles) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
What Is A Scientist ? • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
About Fish: A Guide for Children • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
About Reptiles: A Guide for Children (The About Series) • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
How Do You Know It's Spring? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
How Do You Know It's Winter? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
How Do You Know It's Summer? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
All about Matter (Science Builders) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
How Do You Know It's Fall? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
Let's Go Rock Collecting (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science. Stage 2) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
How Plants Grow (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pushes and Pulls (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Explore My World Clouds • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Watching the Seasons (Welcome Books: Watching Nature (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
All About Sound (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
What Is Matter? (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Forces Make Things Move (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Matter (Physical Science) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Water • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

Materials cost

$285.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$320.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.51

Total project goal

$376.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$376.76

2 Donors

-$188.37

Donations toward project cost

-$160.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.25

match offer

-$188.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$160.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.26

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$0.00

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