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Mrs. DeCastro from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Not Everything You Read On The Internet Is True!

My students need nonfiction books to help complete research on people, animals and different states.

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach almost 60 first through third graders who have been identified gifted in reading. Through this program we are able to enrich and challenge these students by having them think outside the box and use their creativity to complete many projects.

In my classroom we focus on having a Growth Mindset.

We never say never, but occasionally use the word "yet." We have a large school where we have over 30 classrooms including gifted, special education, ESL, and Title 1 services. We also have about 75% of students on free or reduced representing over 10+ countries.

My Project

This is only the second year for this unique gifted program servicing students in grades first through third in reading. We love to do research and learn about different things. However, our only form of research is on the computer.

As we all know, not everything you read on the internet is true.

I want to teach my kids to look into books to find information too! I want to get enough books into my classroom that all my students can have one to research people, animals, and different states that we will use to connect to our Flat Stanley project. We will still use our technology for writing and publishing but I want more books in the hands of my students to look through and gain information from.

Mrs. DeCastro
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps! • Amazon Business $20.40 4 $81.60
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Michael Jackson? • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Lions • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Who Was Christopher Columbus? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
National Geographic Readers: Meerkats • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Red Pandas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Manatees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89
National Geographic Readers: Bats • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Wild Cats (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.73 1 $3.73
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Wolves • Amazon Business $3.20 1 $3.20
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Sea Otters • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Swing Sloth!: Explore the Rain Forest • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94

Materials cost

$295.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.30

Total project goal

$388.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.68

3 Donors

-$244.09

Donations toward project cost

-$235.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

match offer

-$111.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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