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Mrs. Ippel from Gallup NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonstop Selection of Nonfiction

My students need national geographics and step into reading nonfiction readers for our guided reading time to expand their text exposure and background knowledge.

  • $965 goal

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My Students

I have a group of 18 second graders who live in New Mexico. Our classroom is bright with many smiling faces. Every student in our classroom receives free and reduced breakfast. No matter students' life situations, students find a safe, nurturing, and loving environment in our classroom. It is also a place where I try to provide my students with many opportunities to learn creatively, courageously, and collaboratively.

In our guided reading time, my students eagerly await the next teacher- selected books and their preference is always nonfiction- biographies, animals, places, and science books are their favorites!

My students love when I change our guided reading units to focus on non-fiction and it makes guided reading 10X more fun when students are thrilled about the books!

My Project

Our classroom has really enjoyed the National Geographic books and the Step Into Reading nonfiction readers. These readers are focused, highly engaging, and cover a broad range of nonfiction to diversify my students' background knowledge. The books also range in a variety of levels so my students can read at appropriate levels.

Guided reading allows students to each have a copy of the text, read independently and then practice reading skills together with verbal and written comprehension.

This reading practice has drastically increased my students' reading achievement. However, the nonfiction books we have in our classroom are very limited and we are unable to fully integrate nonfiction into our guided reading consistently for all my different reading groups.

Having these sets of nonfiction would allow me to pull more non-fiction in our guided reading groups! This large set of readers would provide 45 different nonfiction topics and would last us 30 weeks of nonfiction reading to be better integrated into our guided reading! This would make a SIGNIFICANT change in our reading achievement and give us a year filled with rich literature and learning!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
When We Were Alone • Amazon Business $13.14 3 $39.42
Kali's Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue • Amazon Business $8.18 4 $32.72
Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman • Amazon Business $7.17 4 $28.68
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.79 4 $27.16
How a House Is Built • Amazon Business $5.64 4 $22.56
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop • Amazon Business $6.96 3 $20.88
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.11 4 $20.44
The Stinky Giant (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.69 4 $18.76
The Statue of Liberty (Step-into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Choppers! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Tut's Mummy: Lost...and Found (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Hungry Plants (Step-into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Owls • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Walt Disney (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Prehistoric Mammals • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Mars • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Elephants • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Ellis Island • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Cleopatra (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Albert Einstein (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
Volcanoes! Mountains of Fire (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
National Geographic Readers: Wolves • Amazon Business $3.74 4 $14.96
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.74 4 $14.96
National Geographic Readers: Manatees • Amazon Business $3.74 4 $14.96
National Geographic Readers: George Washington (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.74 4 $14.96
Looking for Bigfoot (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 4 $14.96
Space: Planets, Moons, Stars, and More! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 4 $14.96
National Geographic Readers: Deadliest Animals • Amazon Business $3.69 4 $14.76
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.68 4 $14.72
Sunken Treasure (Rise and Shine) (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.28 4 $13.12
Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! (Step into Reading 3) • Amazon Business $3.19 4 $12.76
Monster Trucks! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.18 4 $12.72
The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.09 4 $12.36
Motorcycles! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Dolphins! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 3 $11.22
Tentacles!: Tales of the Giant Squid (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.79 4 $11.16
Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President (Step into Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $2.74 4 $10.96
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) • Amazon Business $3.19 3 $9.57
Wild, Wild Wolves (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48

Materials cost

$778.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$820.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.71

Total project goal

$964.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$964.75

4 Donors

-$643.16

Donations toward project cost

-$546.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.45

match offer

-$321.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$273.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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