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Ms. Nartker from Dayton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Out of This World Texts to Help Students' Knowledge Soar!

My students need texts to help them blast off in reading and build knowledge that is out of this world!

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a fun, wonderful group of third graders. I have the honor of working with and learning from them each day and would not want to do anything else. They are my passion.

My students are diverse in many ways.

There are various family structures present, many low income households, military families, and families from different cultures. My students vary in their academic levels and interests as well. However, they all benefit from learning through positive experiences which is what I try to provide. My goal is to have a classroom community where students feel welcome each day and enjoy learning!

My Project

This year my district has been embarking on a new literacy journey with our students through a curriculum called Wit and Wisdom. This English language arts curriculum includes rich content and complex texts and ideas to help students rise to rigorous standards and expectations. Throughout the year, each grade level encounters four themed modules. Our current module is Outer Space! We examine art and texts to help build knowledge, gain new academic vocabulary, and become better readers and writers.

I am requesting additional texts of various genres and levels to keep my students' brains orbiting around our Outer Space theme.

I noticed that during our last module study of the sea, students were wanting to check out additional texts related to the content when we went to the library. They loved the familiarity and the ability to build more knowledge on a topic they were becoming quite the expert on! Watching students make connections and get excited about additional texts is what it's all about. Students will feel like the bright stars they are when they are able to share more about space with their peers and myself because they will have access to these texts everyday.

This list includes texts Wit and Wisdom suggests to have available for student selection and additional ones I have selected which will match my students' levels and interests. It includes a variety of genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels), texts with inspiring stories, and important texts to space exploration's history. I am confident every student will be able to find a text he/she can read and enjoy!

We appreciate your support in helping us take our classroom library to new heights. I know these texts will help my students' knowledge and excitement soar!

Ms. Nartker
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Moon • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Voyager's Greatest Hits: The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Next Time You See the Moon • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Moon Over Star • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story (Paula Wiseman Books) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Explorers on the Moon (The Adventures of Tintin) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Little Prince Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
And Then There Were Eight: Poems about Space (Poetry) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Galaxies, Galaxies! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Planet Gods: Myths and Facts About the Solar System • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Stargazers • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Find the Constellations • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
Meteor! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Footprints on the Moon • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
The Moon Book (Avenues) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
The Reasons for Seasons • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Reaching for the Moon • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
The Little Prince • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
Stellar Space (TIME For Kids Book of WHY) (TIME for Kids Big Books of WHY) • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Space (Magic Tree House Research Guide) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
National Geographic Readers: Night Sky • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) • Amazon Business $3.22 1 $3.22

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