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Mrs. Wilker from Faribault MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Learn Math

My students need 54 book titles to build background knowledge to have better comprehension as they learn. Our building is over 60% poverty having these books will help build background.

  • $409 goal

This project expired on January 20, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Think about all the great things you did as a kid....going to the zoo, the circus, seeing other places, camping. Many of my students do not have these opportunities to help with their learning. We need to build on their background knowledge and foster a love of reading and books.

We are a public elementary school grades K-5 in southern Minnesota.

Our free and reduced lunch numbers are over 60%. We have many nationalities within each classroom as well as new comers to the states. We have a large English Language Learner population, not only being minorities but all children who are living in poverty.

My Project

Books open a whole new world to children. I want to open as many as possible to help foster the love of learning within my students. We are smart, capable and valuable! Having books to provide the beginning of building background on the math concepts is a solid start for many of my students who need to see, hear, feel in order to have something to "hang their hat" on.

My students will LOVE MATH!!

Something that many students feel they are not good at and is too hard. Using literature to teach these concepts takes the math anxiety down a notch. I want children who love all aspects of education to leave my classroom! Thank YOU!

Mrs. Wilker
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 103 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Math at the Store Ellen Weiss • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Probably Pistachio • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Adding And Counting on • AKJ Books $5.06 1 $5.06
Apple Fractions • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Bigger, Better, Best! • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Can You Count to a Googol? Robert E. Wells • AKJ Books $6.29 1 $6.29
Can You Guess? Brian Sargent, Linda Bullock • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Capacity Henry Arthur Pluckrose, Contribution by Ramona G. C • AKJ Books $3.86 1 $3.86
Domino Addition • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Doubling and Multiplying • AKJ Books $5.06 1 $5.06
Earth Day--Hooray! • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Elevator Magic • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Game Time! • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Get Up and Go! • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Give Me Half! • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Hot Numbers, Cool Math Brian Sargent • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
If You Were a Divided-By Sign Trisha Speed Shaskan, Sarah Di • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
If You Were a Fraction Trisha Speed Shaskan, Francesca Carab • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
If You Were a Minus Sign • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
If You Were a Minute Trisha Speed Shaskan, Foreword by Franc • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
If You Were a Plus Sign • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
If You Were a Quart or a Liter Marcie Aboff, Francesca Carab • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
If You Were a Set Marcie Aboff, Sarah Dillard (Illustrator), • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
If You Were an Even Number • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
If You Were an Odd Number • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Is It Still a Number? Pam Rosenberg, Pam Rosenberg (Illustra • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Jake''s Lemonade Stand • AKJ Books $4.29 1 $4.29
Making Change at the Fair Julie Dalton • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Mall Mania • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Math at the Store • AKJ Books $3.86 1 $3.86
Math in the Backyard Ellen Weiss • AKJ Books $17.16 1 $17.16
Math in the Kitchen • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Math Tools • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Measuring Puppies and Kittens Patricia J. Murphy • AKJ Books $17.63 1 $17.63
Mission: Addition Loreen Leedy, Loreen Leedy (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
More or Less • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Pepper''s Journal • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Pet Store Subtraction Simone T. Ribke • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Pictographs Vijaya Khisty Bodach • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Piece = Part = Portion • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Racing Around (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Mike Reed (Illus • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Robert Makes a Graph • AKJ Books $4.29 1 $4.29
Same Old Horse (Mathstart Series) Stuart J. Murphy, Steve Bj • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Spunky Monkeys on Parade • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Subtracting And Taking Away • AKJ Books $5.06 1 $5.06
Subtraction Action Loreen Leedy, Loreen Leedy (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Super Sand Castle Saturday • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Best Vacation Ever • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Big Buck Adventure, The • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
The Sundae Scoop • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Time Henry Arthur Pluckrose • AKJ Books $3.86 1 $3.86
Weight Henry Arthur Pluckrose, Contribution by Ramona G. Cho • AKJ Books $3.86 1 $3.86
Windows, Rings, and Grapes: A Look at Different Shapes Brian • AKJ Books $13.22 1 $13.22

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