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Mrs. Amadon from Groton CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction Necessities!

Help me give my students engaging nonfiction books from the Who Was... series, as well as Con-Tact paper rolls.

  • $535 goal

This project expired on March 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My library media center serves the entire population of our K-5 school. It is a hub for learning and serves 19 classes a week and an additional enrichment block for each grade level.

My students primarily come from a Navy background.

Our school is located in the middle of Navy housing and serves between 340 - 380 students at any given time. Over 60% of our school community receives free or reduced-priced lunch. Regardless of frequent moves, our students and teachers are passionate and motivated to learn which lead us to winning a National Blue Ribbon for closing the achievement gap in 2016.

We offer several before and after school enrichment clubs including a CS-First Coding Club that I run each year. Our kids also love to read and are excited to get their hands on new library materials!

My Project

My students and teachers have been begging for new, updated nonfiction books in our library! Our PTO recently donated a few copies from the Who Was... series and I can't keep them on the shelf. Even my reluctant readers are snapping them up and asking for more. I'd like to have a larger set of these wonderful books to help update my collection. The topics range from famous biographies like Walt Disney, to places like the Grand Canyon, and even historical events like the sinking of the Titanic. With such a wide range of high-interest books I'd have something for everyone.

These books would not only engage reluctant readers, but would support the units that are being taught in our classrooms!

Our students study all of the topics that are in this set and often come to me asking for more information. Our nonfiction collection age is averaging somewhere between the late 1990s and mid 2000s so I can't always provide a current resource to our teachers. Many of our nonfiction books are so well-loved that they're losing pages and falling apart. These books would definitely update our collection and would get the kids excited to borrow library books again. We also need a few rolls of contact paper to cover and protect the new books so that they'll last through the heavy use for years to come.

Mrs. Amadon
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 380 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Con-Tact Brand Clear Covering Self-Adhesive Semi-Transparent Privacy Film and Contact Paper Liner, 18'' x 9', Clear Matte • Amazon Business $8.03 3 $24.09
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $5.94 2 $11.88
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Mount Rushmore? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Panama Canal? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is the Grand Canyon? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Wild West? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Alamo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Pompeii? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the First Thanksgiving? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Gold Rush? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Ellis Island? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Milton Bradley? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the World Series? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the March on Washington? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the World Cup? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Ice Age? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Charles Darwin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sitting Bull? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Blackbeard? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Babe Ruth? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was King Tut? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Are the Summer Olympics? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $5.41 1 $5.41
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
What Is the Super Bowl? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
What Is Climate Change? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$418.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$454.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.25

Total project goal

$534.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$534.98

3 Donors

-$534.98

Donations toward project cost

-$454.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.25

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$0.00

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