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Ms. Freeman from Marion NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Make a Change in Our World

My students need rich authentic texts that they can read to learn about science while they are developing good reading and thinking skills. They will read about people who used science to change the world.

  • $503 goal

This project expired on June 27, 2018.

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My Students

I have the most inquisitive students! They come to school ready to learn new things. They walk into the classroom and the first thing they ask every morning is, "What are we learning today?"

My school is a Title One school with 100% students receiving free breakfast and lunch.

Many of our students receive weekend backpacks of food. Our students are a diverse population including ELL learners and special needs students. Most have limited access to print materials like books or magazines and a few have computer access at home. Despite the challenges they face, they come to school ready to learn.

My Project

I am requesting Picture-Perfect Science lessons and the books that go with it in order to integrate science and reading. Students will read to increase their reading skills as well as build background knowledge of science concepts.

Students need opportunities to read about science as well as complete experiments through the scientific process.

My students will read these books to synthesize and evaluate information to form conclusions which support our reading standards. Peer groups will complete science experiments with provided materials to experience and prove what they have read which supports our Science standards. These books will allow me to teach Reading and Science at the same time!

Ms. Freeman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 55 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5: Using Children s Books to Inspire STEM Learning - PB422X2 • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
Perfect Pairs, 3-5: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, Grades 3-5 • Amazon Business $37.33 1 $37.33
An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World • Amazon Business $15.22 1 $15.22
Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Orion and the Dark • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
The Secret Subway • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Giant Squid (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
If You Hold a Seed • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Nefertiti, the Spidernaut: The Jumping Spider Who Learned to Hunt in Space • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Next Time You See a Spiderweb • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.51 1 $8.51
Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
How and Why Do Animals Adapt? (All About Animals Close-up) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

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