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Mrs. Robinson from Des Moines IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science and Literature

My students need a starter library in the classroom of literature connected to science.

  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an International Baccalaureate school that focuses on engaging students in project-work. However, our students come from high poverty areas and are often unable to be exposed to experiences available in more affluent areas. We have a high population of students with special education goals and a significant number of students needing additional language support to learn English.

Many students are missing key opportunities to engage in meaningful literary interactions.

Many of our students have a difficult life at home. Increasingly, they turn to their screens or the streets for engagement. The loss of interactions with people face-to-face creates a hardship in schools that often feels insurmountable. As an educator, I seek not only to educate the minds of my students but to help foster their connections to people.

The days of teaching a single subject are over. While I am currently considered a reading teacher, my focus is shifting to science in the upcoming year. I seek to build a library of engaging texts to bridge the divide between science and reading.

My Project

I am requesting a collection of literature connected to science. I am a reading teacher by trade, but I am moving into a science position.

With a small collection of science related novels, I hope to strengthen the ties between reading for pleasure and scientific study.

My students need reading materials that are engaging. This includes needing books that are updated and easily accessible. By having a library within the classroom that supports both a love of reading and a love of science, more students will engage in both content areas (language arts and science). I will use the materials for read-aloud novels and to allow students easy-access to books they might not otherwise experience.

Mrs. Robinson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Last of the Sandwalkers • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
T-Minus: The Race to the Moon • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
A Bone from a Dry Sea • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1) • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
The Martian: Classroom Edition: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Memory of Water: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23
Monument 14 • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Rocket Boys (The Coalwood Series #1) • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
World Without Fish • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
The Same Stuff as Stars • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Volcano Disaster • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ashfall (Ashfall Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Endangered • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
Uglies • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Life as We Knew It • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Cinder • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Flush • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$215.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$263.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.42

Total project goal

$309.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.48

5 Donors

-$307.72

Donations toward project cost

-$263.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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