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Ms. Shydlowski from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scientists Like to Research

My students need Science books to further their reading skills through topics they are interested in.

  • $644 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazing group of young adults! They are true student scientists and absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges! They come to school each day ready to learn and grow both personally and academically. Truly, they are my inspiration!

I want to have a classroom where they feel safe, supported, and loved, so the only thing they need to focus on is their learning.

Many of my students have personal struggles and tragedies to deal with outside the classroom. School is a safe place for them, and the majority of students love being here!

Many of my students cannot afford basic supplies, let alone resources above the basics to enrich their learning experience. It is my role as their teacher to provide for them. They deserve the world and that's what I want to give them.

My Project

These books will enhance the research opportunities in the classroom that I strive to create. I want to create a library full of books on a range of Science topics allowing each student to have a chance to read about something they are interested in. I plan to work on research and writing skills in my classroom by having my students choose a Science topic and present to the class what they learned. These books will be the first resource they have to work on their project.

I believe it is important to have books in the classroom no matter the subject.

Providing opportunities for students to read will benefit them at any point in their life. These books will be used to increase the Science topics in the classroom library.

Ms. Shydlowski
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level W Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $268.24 1 $268.24
Chemical Reactions • AKJ Education $31.50 1 $31.50
Solar Energy • AKJ Education $26.02 1 $26.02
Wind Energy • AKJ Education $26.02 1 $26.02
Encyclopedia of Space • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
The Visual Dictionary of the Human Body • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Mighty Mars Rovers The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Janice Vancleave's Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Cells • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Human Body A Book with Guts! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Basher Science: Biology Life As We Know It • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Basher Science: Physics Why Matter Matters! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Basher Science: Astronomy Out of this World! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Basher Science: Chemistry Getting a Big Reaction • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Stars: Glowing Spheres in the Sky • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Generating Wind Power • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Endangered Komodo Dragons • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Endangered Elephants • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
What Are Food Chains and Webs? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Endangered Butterflies • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Scholastic Question & Answer: Do Stars Have Points? Do Stars Have Points? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Scholastic Question & Answer: Can It Rain Cats and Dogs? Can It Rain Cats And Dogs? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
47 Easy-To-Do Classic Science Experiments • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Volcanoes: and Other Natural Disasters • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

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