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  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. H.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Science and Nonfiction Class Library for Curious Readers!

My students need a nonfiction class library, including 45 books with a focus on science.

My Students

Having a classroom library is empowering to both students and teachers alike. As a new teacher to third grade, I wish to start the school year with highly interesting nonfiction (heavy in science) to channel their energy immediately into literacy.

I teach 25 wonderfully diverse third graders at an achieving lower income Title I school in California.

From Autistic to gifted children, they are the perfect representation of our community. And at this critically important age, they are both eager to learn and able to absorb information like sponges, therefore a crucial need for quality nonfiction.

My Project

Do you remember the first day of the school year and how exciting it was for your teacher to place a tub of new books in which to choose from? I want to duplicate this experience for my class. I have chosen nonfiction for the accessibility and high interest with a focus on science and the natural world. Some titles include "Boy, We Were Wrong about Dinosaurs!”, “The ABC's of Habitats" and "A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime". All of the books are new, certain to engage all readers and promote curiosity about science.

Finally, I wish to emphasize that the experiences created by a nonfiction classroom library go far beyond creating student interest in reading - as for my fragile population; they create a "buy-in" to school itself.

And based on past success with DonorsChoose.org, it is extremely motivating to a classroom when a complete stranger donates so generously. It reinforces the ideas of giving, respect and how our entire community values their education. We thank you for your consideration!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shark vs. Train Chris Barton, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Action Jackson Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jordan, Robert Andrew P • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow''s Kids Amy Zuckerman, Ja • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
A Chicken''s Life • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Dinosaur Named Sue: The Find of the Centry, A • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime-More About Nouns • AKJ Books $5.42 2 $10.84
An Octopus Is Amazing • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Alvin Ailey, Vol. 1 Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrat • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Annie Oakley Saves the Day • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Arctic Tale-Movie Tie In • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Drop of Blood Paul Showers, Edward Miller (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Atlantis: The Lost City • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Asia David Petersen, James Taft (Editor) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Amazing Bats • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Bubble Homes and Fish Farts • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Chirping Crickets • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Ancient Science: 40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring, History • AKJ Books $10.10 1 $10.10
A Butterfly Grows • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Color, Color, Where Are You, Color? • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Claude Monet: Sunshine and Waterlilies True Kelley, True Kel • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers? • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
David Beckham: Born to Play • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Amazing Dolphins! (I Can Read Series: Level 2) Sarah L. Thom • AKJ Books $3.11 4 $12.44
Diego • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
Estimation • AKJ Books $16.59 1 $16.59
After the Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Edgar Degas • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Europe David Petersen, James Taft (Editor) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Honeybees Deborah Heiligman, Carla Golembe (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
If You Were a Synonym Michael Dahl, Sara Gray (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
If You Were an Antonym Nancy Loewen, Sara Gray (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Antonyms, Synonyms & Homonyms • AKJ Books $13.22 1 $13.22
Animals Shar Levine • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
My Teacher Likes to Say Denise Brennan-Nelson, Jane Monroe D • AKJ Books $14.36 1 $14.36
Popcorn Book, The • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Oil Spill Melvin Berger, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator), Paul Mi • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More about Adjectives Brian P. C • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Spin, Spider, Spin! • AKJ Books $4.49 1 $4.49
The Abcs of Habitats • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98
A Cool Drink of Water Barbara Kerley • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Amazing Bats • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11

Materials cost

$275.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$339.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.98

Total project goal

$399.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.84

1 Donor

-$199.92

Donations toward project cost

-$169.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.99

match offer

-$199.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$169.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Alameda, CA and one other donor.

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