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

Reading Discovery: For Research and Pleasure

Help me give my students exciting things to do and to read. This is my second year as a classroom as a teacher. My students want to learn and read so much.

  • $643 goal

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My Students

My students live in a generally rural county and not many resources are provided for them to learn about the world. Many of them might not ever leave the area. My class loves reading new and exciting books. They get excited when we talk about current events, history and science. I can only teach them so much. My students would love access to kid-friendly historical accounts, science books, current events, and chapter books that inspire them to write as well as the authors do. Unfortunately, I can't provide all of that from my own pocket.

I am asked so many questions about history, science and how the world works.

My students need answers that do not just come from me; they need answers that come from a book they are reading. My students need to know that books can answer all the questions they have, and more. I have such curious minds in my class. I would love to spend hours talking through every question they have, but I do not have the time, and they need to know that they can find the answers on their own. Independence is such a valuable thing to learn.

My Project

My students have so many questions, and they often look to me for answers because we do not have access to kid-friendly material besides their out of date text books and the occasional Scholastic News.

The internet is a valuable resource, but I would like them to know that reading can give them answers to the many questions they have.

we will be researching Animals, places, and historical figures. They will have to write an informative piece on a African American historical figure. I want them to have tangible access to information.

These books will go a long way in helping them do their research. The pictures and words will be a lot easier to navigate than the world-wide web. A lot of my students get lost trying to google information. I am hoping these books will help. The books will help them understand what a source of information is outside of the internet and a textbook.

Ms. Shields
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection (Books 1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Just Write! Grade 3 Skills Book • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $2.95 17 $50.15
The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps! • Amazon Business $21.40 1 $21.40
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.22 1 $19.22
Fifo 50 States • Amazon Business $18.48 1 $18.48
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $17.23 1 $17.23
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Chapter Two is Missing • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
The Bacteria Book: The Big World of Really Tiny Microbes • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Great Book of North Carolina: The Crazy History of North Carolina with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
300+ Mathematical Pattern Puzzles: Number Pattern Recognition & Reasoning (Improve Your Math Fluency) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Basher Science: Microbiology • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Basher Science: Engineering: The Riveting World of Buildings and Machines • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Basher History: US Presidents: Revised Edition • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Basher Science: Chemistry: Getting a Big Reaction • Amazon Business $8.42 1 $8.42
DK Eyewitness Books: Weather: Discover the World's Weather from Heat Waves and Droughts to Blizzards and Flood • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
DK Eyewitness Books: Wonders of the World: Take an Incredible Journey Around the World's Most Awesome Sights from the Pyram • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Basher Science: Human Body: A Book with Guts! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Biology: Life as We Know It! • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Basher Basics: Punctuation: The Write Stuff • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Physics: Why Matter Matters! • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
Basher Basics: Grammar • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers Families Will Love (Books for Smart Kids) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Math Riddles For Smart Kids: Math Riddles And Brain Teasers That Kids And Families Will love (Books for Smart Kids) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Basher Science: Planet Earth: What planet are you on? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12
What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Sojourner Truth? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is NASA? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83

Materials cost

$467.78

Vendor shipping charges

$5.02

State sales tax

$36.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$546.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.41

Total project goal

$642.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$642.72

7 Donors

-$343.44

Donations toward project cost

-$299.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.02

match offer

-$290.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$246.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.57

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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