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Ms. Krusell Skibar from Champaign IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Saving the World, One Third Grader at a Time

My students need 34 books about the environment so they we can actively work towards saving it.

  • $293 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you know that 70% of what adults learn about the environment they learn from their children? That makes our kids pretty powerful teachers. I want to provide them with the knowledge they need to educate those around them.

I teach an amazing class of third graders in central Illinois.

We are a diverse public school and pride ourselves on having 45+ languages spoken by our families in the home. Each student in class has their own unique interests but reading is important to all of them. We see these books as one of the greatest gifts we can receive.

My Project

These resources will be the foundation for a unit on environmental education. These books, spanning multiple levels, offer an amazing amount of information on the environment and can meet the individual needs of our many students. We will be able to use these books during our reading class (as we study nonfiction text features), during science, and during our choice reading time for those who take a particular liking to the topic.

It seems that most people, both young and old, do not have a very good understanding of environmental issues.

It is time that we change that before it is too late. We want to make a positive difference in the world.

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Ms. Krusell Skibar
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Just Grace Goes Green • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Recycle This Book • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Animals and the Environment • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Earth Smart • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Energy • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Growing Green: A Young Persons Guide to Taking Care of the P • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Recycling Dr. Mike Goldsmith • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Reusing and Recycling • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling A • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
What''s So Bad about Gasoline?: Fossil Fuels and What They Do • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Where Once There Was a Wood • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Alternative Energy • AKJ Books $18.50 1 $18.50
Clean Air • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Clean Energy • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Clean Water • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Composting • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Down the Drain: Conserving Water • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Global Warming Seymour Simon • AKJ Books $13.98 1 $13.98
Living Green • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Oil Spill Melvin Berger, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator), Paul Mi • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
S Is for Save the Planet: A How-to-Be Green Alphabet Brad He • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story about Recycling • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Trash And Recycling • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Where Does the Garbage Go? (Let''s-Read-and-Find-out Science • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy With Max Axiom, Super • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Cities in Crisis • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Climate Change (True Books) • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Forests Under Threat • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Go Green! Lead the Way • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Not Your Typical Book About the Environment Elin Kelsey, Cla • AKJ Books $8.10 1 $8.10
Waste and Recycling • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Why Should I Recycle? Susan Meredith • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17

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