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  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Brink
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Power Up Our Classroom Library!

My students need engaging literature books and informational texts, that are part of integrated and engaging units.

My Students

Who honestly loves getting science and social studies content only from the text book? Not me! Learning science and social studies material is not very fun if you're ONLY using the old text book to get the information! My students feel the same way. And I feel their pain!

My school has a high population of students of military families.

Some kids come with many life experiences because they've lived in many different cities around the country. And some kids have even lived outside the country for a few months or more than a year. And some are waiting for a parent who's been deployed for months, to finally arrive back home! And I also have students who've never left our region or state. This is only one type of diversity I have in my classroom!

My Project

My students will be using the materials in partner-reading sessions, and guided reading sessions. Many of these books I will read aloud and students will respond to them in center-based activities. Rather than using the information from the text book as my only resource, students will be getting the social studies (or science) content from the literature or informational texts we read, included in Common Core units. For example, students will learn about how our country fought to gain independence and govern our "new world" nation by writing the constitution. Instead of reading boring facts from our text book, students will be engaged in reading the book "Shhh! We're Writing the Constitution!" and "We the Kids". I will model the reading strategies used to help them learn the social studies aligned our third grade curriculum. Then students will practice these reading skills while they learn the social studies content of history and government.

The materials in my project come from the book lists in Common Core Curriculum Map units that are integrated and written by experienced veteran teachers!

Why separate social studies and science from reading comprehension lessons? Why not choose books that are so well written with content that delivers! Students' lives will change as they realize that they can reach for a creative book that is also informational. As part of these units, students can share with others what they've learned.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Corporation Mail Box, 30 Slots, 12-1/2"X10"X1-3/4", Blue • Amazon $64.99 1 $64.99
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • AKJ Books $13.13 2 $26.26
A Drop Around the World • Amazon $8.06 3 $24.18
Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who?: The Stories Behind Some of America's Patriotic Symbols • Amazon $7.15 3 $21.45
Emma''s Rug Allen Say • AKJ Books $5.83 3 $17.49
. . . If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution • Amazon $5.71 3 $17.13
What the World Eats Faith D''Aluisio, Peter Menzel (Photograp • AKJ Books $16.78 1 $16.78
Ah, Music! • AKJ Books $5.10 3 $15.30
My Momma Likes to Say Denise Brennan-Nelson, Jane Monroe Don • AKJ Books $14.36 1 $14.36
The Book of Dragons & Other Mythical Beasts • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Ancient Greece and the Olympics • AKJ Books $4.37 3 $13.11
Knots on a Counting Rope • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Song and Dance Man • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Shh! We''re Writing the Constitution • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Through Grandpa''s Eyes • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Mad As A Wet Hen • AKJ Books $5.07 2 $10.14
Welcome to the Ancient Olympics!: Ancient Greek Olympics • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Mythical Beasts Coloring Book • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$316.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.29

Total project goal

$441.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.95

2 Donors

-$130.00

Donations toward project cost

-$118.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$303.13

Match offers toward project cost

-$257.66

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 3 other donors.

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