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Ms. Pakrul from Falls Church VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Our Way to the Top!

My students need biographies, animal books and some engaging indoor recess activities!

  • $330 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an excited bunch who are always eager to learn new things.

While they all come from very different backgrounds and home lives, they are all the same in their dedication to school and learning.

My school resides in a neighborhood where many of the families are immigrants and speak languages other than English. Many of my students enter school speaking little to no English, but are excited to learn the language. Their different cultures help to make my classroom a diverse learning space for all.

My Project

This project will provide my students with wonderful and creative examples of biographies and books about animals. As these are two of the areas we cover in 3rd grade, these books will serve as wonderful resources for my students.

By delving into a great mentor text, my students will experience strong writing while also learning new content!

The games and activities in the project will give my students productive, engaging things to do during indoor recess. For example, the cups for cup stacking will help promote creativity and teamwork. These resources will help me to engage my students while providing them with meaningful experiences.

Ms. Pakrul
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 14 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
This is Washington, D.C.: A Children's Classic • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks for Kids - 48 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I've Lost My Hippopotamus • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
How to Swallow a Pig: Step-by-Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12) • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
All the Wild Wonders • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Quick Stacks Cups, 12 PC Of Sports Stacking Cups Speed Training Game(Green) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Quick Stacks Cups, 12 PC Of Sports Stacking Cups Speed Training Game(Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Just a Second • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Once, I Laughed My Socks Off - Poems for kids (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Trickiest!: 19 Sneaky Animals (Extreme Animals) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Stinkiest!: 20 Smelly Animals (Extreme Animals) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01

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