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Ms. Thornton from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading and Research

My students need informational stories and a microphone.

  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 4th grade in a wonderfully diverse inner-city public school. In my class alone, there are over 10 countries and languages represented. Many of my students are new to the country and are beginning to master the English language. All of my students come to school each day ready and motivated to learn.

Despite their many differences, my students work hard together, motivating and inspiring each other to do their best.

We are facing many budget cuts and my kids do not always have the supplies and resources they deserve. I do my best to buy, gather, and trade for the things they need, but there is only so much I can do alone. Together, we can make a true difference.

My Project

My students love informational text. They love to learn new things, discuss the information and teach others about what they have learned. These books will be of great interest to my kids. I can just imagine them sitting comfortably in the library center enjoying these books.

I can see their excitement as they learn these new facts and the eagerness they will have to share their knowledge with others.

The microphone will likely become a class favorite, as they use it to share writing, projects, and presentations. Even the most reluctant participants will not be able to resist sharing out using the microphone.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone with Multi-color LED Lights, 4 in 1 Portable Handheld Home Party Karaoke Speaker Machine for Android/iPhone/iPad/Sony/PC or All Smartphone(Rose Golden) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98
What If You Had An Animal Nose? • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83
What If You Had Animal Ears? • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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