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Mrs. Chen from San Bruno CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Raising Informed & Inquisitive Learners

My students need books that support literary and content development in science and social studies, and shelving and seating to promote a warm, organized, and flexible learning environment.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on September 19, 2018.

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My Students

My students come from a variety of ethno-cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Each one is an eager learner who brings experiences, strengths, and personal goals that add to the diversity and character of our classroom community; but there's more.

When my students walk into class each day, my hope is that each one would feel that he or she is a valued and growing member of our "team".

My students will not only learn to recognize and value what each person can offer but will continue to refine and add to those experiences, strengths, and goals. They will learn to struggle and succeed, both as individuals and team players. They will practice reflection and know that both mistakes and achievements are a part of growing. As the teacher, I control only a tiny fraction of what my students will become. Each day, they will teach and learn from each other more than they will from me--and that will be an incredible thing to see.

My Project

The books in this project were selected to align with the science and social studies content covered in second-grade standards. These high-interest books will introduce concepts, vocabulary, and historical figures. They will engage students through their colorful and detailed illustrations.

While experiential and interactive learning are important modes of education, learning through literature is just as essential.

These books will supplement and increase students' prior knowledge about scientific and historical subjects, which are important for any learner to become informed citizens and develop skills of analysis and inquiry. In addition to the books, my students will benefit from having more organized library space from the 20-piece, metal cube shelving, as well as opportunities for flexible seating from the 10 stacking stools, which can double as seating at our small group reading table which will help conserve classroom space.

Mrs. Chen
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tespo Wire Cube Storage Shelves Book Shelf Metal Bookcase Shelving Closet Organization System DIY Modular Grid Cabinet (20 Cubes) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $50.72 1 $50.72
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $50.72 1 $50.72
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
You Should Meet Collector's Set: Women Who Launched the Computer Age; Mae Jemison; Misty Copeland; Jesse Owens; Duke Kahanamoku; Katherine Johnson • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Golda Meir: A Strong, Determined Leader (Women of Our Time) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez (Picture Book Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Sitting Bull: Dakota Boy (Childhood of Famous Americans) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Living in Suburban Communities (First Step Nonfiction: Communities) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Living in Urban Communities (First Step Nonfiction: Communities) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
From Tadpole to Frog (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
A Picture Book of George Washington Carver (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $6.66 1 $6.66
Living in Rural Communities (First Step Nonfiction: Communities) • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.13 1 $6.13
A Weed Is a Flower : The Life of George Washington Carver • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
All About Flowers (All About Plants) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
All About Roots (All About Plants) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
All About Seeds (All About Plants) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
All About Stems (All About Plants) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
All About Leaves (All About Plants) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
What Are the Branches of Government? (First Step Nonfiction - Exploring Government) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70
Solids, Liquids, And Gases (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70
Scholastic Reader Level 3: When I Grow Up: Sally Ride • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
L Is for Liberty (Railroad Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sonia Sotomayor (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $2.78 1 $2.78

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