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Ms. Carrie McClean from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction Magic

Help me give my students rich and engaging nonfiction books and help keep our library organized!

  • $400 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you walk into our classroom, you will see a racially and economically diverse group of students, working together, talking, sharing ideas and challenging each other to learn and grow. The group is academically mixed, with some children performing well above grade level, and some for whom academic learning is difficult. Children with learning differences are fully integrated into the life of the classroom, and an outside observer would not be able to tell who is struggling academically and who is not. Because students have different strengths and learn in different ways, we create opportunities for students to both learn and express their knowledge in multiple ways. We value cooperative learning and children work together on projects to expand and demonstrate their knowledge.

My Project

Our library is a cherished and well-loved part of our classroom.

We love to have rich and engaging nonfiction books for kids to get lost in and discover new worlds.

Many of our large hardcover nonfictions books have been read and loved for so many years that it's time to rebuild that section of our library.

We also have a dream to have a more organized check-out system so that our books are sure to make their way back to our classroom. A library scanner will ensure that we can keep track of the books and our students' current interests.

Ms. Carrie McClean
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IntelliScanner Classic - Smart Book & Movie Organization Scanner • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Picturepedia: An Encyclopedia on Every Page • Amazon Business $22.38 1 $22.38
Knowledge Encyclopedia (Updated and Enlarged Edition): The World as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $21.93 1 $21.93
People and Places: A Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $20.66 1 $20.66
The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth • Amazon Business $18.23 1 $18.23
Human Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $17.81 1 $17.81
The Rock and Gem Book: And Other Treasures of the Natural World • Amazon Business $17.47 1 $17.47
Amazing Evolution: The Journey of Life • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
Rocks, Minerals & Gems • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
The Story of People: A first book about humankind • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
A Child Through Time: The Book of Children's History • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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