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Mrs. Lee from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Protecting Our Environment, Protecting Life!

My students need 15 copies of both "Almost Gone" and "Habitat Destruction" as well as one copy of "Rain Forests" and "The Great Kapok Tree" to study the impact of humans on the environment.

  • $648 goal

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The elementary school where I teach second grade is pretty unique: it is a Language Arts and Social Justice Magnet. This year, we decided to focus on the Millennium Development Goals issued by the United Nations. Second grade selected Sustainable Environment, but none of us, teachers, possess any easy literature about the subject that young readers can comprehend. Because of the crisis, the school doesn't have any more funds to spend; we don't even have a librarian anymore! We have collected some articles from the Internet to read to the class, but students need access to real books. Our Language Arts and Social Justice Magnet school emphasizes the respect of self and others. The kids know they will be Agents of Change and follow our school motto "Be the change you want to see in the world." African-American students form about 75% of our school alongside Hispanic and Asian children. This rich diversity of cultures offers unlimited opportunities to learn tolerance and team work while discovering new perspectives. However, we are also a high poverty school where most students come disadvantaged families that can't afford donations. With these books, students would be able to start studying how we, human beings, impact our world. Children will first focus on the animal perspective and research habitat destruction along with endangered animals. Later, they'll switch to the human aspect and focus on the difficulty to access and preserve clean water. These books will be our springboard to develop responsible citizens while reinforcing reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Your donation is critical to us and would definitely make a difference in the education of many students. Indeed, these books would rotate among all second grade classrooms where kids will share and discuss them. Thank you in advance for supporting the education of responsible citizens!

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

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series) Steve Jenkins, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 15 $80.85
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest Lynne Cherry, Deborah Halverson (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Habitat Destruction Helen Orme • Barnes and Noble $22.74 15 $341.10
Rain Forests Sara Oldfield, Lerner, Lerner Publications, Still Pictures • Barnes and Noble $11.30 1 $11.30

Materials cost

$439.55

Vendor shipping charges

$43.96

State sales tax

$31.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$530.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.55

Total project goal

$647.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$647.52

4 Donors

-$312.79

Donations toward project cost

-$265.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.30

match offer

-$323.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$265.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.98

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$0.00

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