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Mrs. Artin from Castro Valley CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing History in Color

My students need some books to support our social studies content as well as an extra supply of ink for classroom projects.

  • $702 goal

This project expired on August 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 32 fourth and fifth grade students are absolutely spectacular!

They are curious thinkers, mathematicians, scientists, readers, authors, collaborators, and kind student citizens, who will lead their communities as they grow up.

They love to read and enjoy reading a wide variety of book genres. They enjoy problem-solving, collaborating, and creating. They are authors who publish their work proudly.

One of my students' favorite times of day is our book club time. Many of these book clubs are student-led and facilitated by me. Students are exposed to many different books, genres, and authors that they may not necessarily choose to read on their own. This is also a special time in our day when we can address some of our social studies and science content. Our book clubs also encourage student independence and leadership in a small group atmosphere.

My Project

One of my favorite subjects to teach is social studies. I love seeing students relate the time periods, struggles, conflicts, discoveries, and themes from our past to their present. Teaching social studies content is one of my favorite parts of the day, and we love to incorporate engaging books to help us make historical content fresh and fun.

My students are always seeking out various ways to support and demonstrate their learning; likewise, they are in need of new books and a new supply of ink for our classroom printer to learn about and create projects.

We are hoping to use these books as individuals, in partners, in small groups, and whole class. Students will be able to utilize the books and the classroom ink for their end-of-unit projects for Westward Expansion, the Gold Rush, and the American Revolution.

We will use titles such as "Who Was Sacagawea?" and "You Wouldn't Want to be an American Pioneer!" to study Westward Expansion. Titles such as "What Was the Gold Rush?" will help students recall main idea and details throughout our Gold Rush unit. Fifth graders will enjoy reading some of Jean Fritz's books, such as "Shh! We're Writing the Constitution!" and "Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?" during the end of our American Revolution unit. Having a variety of reading sources makes learning about these critical time periods so enjoyable!

Mrs. Artin
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 131A (CF211A) Toner Cartridge, Cyan • Amazon Business $93.99 1 $93.99
HP 131A (CF212A) Toner Cartridge, Yellow • Amazon Business $93.99 1 $93.99
HP 131A (CF213A) Toner Cartridge, Magenta • Amazon Business $93.89 1 $93.89
HP 131X (CF210X) Black High Yield Toner Cartridge • Amazon Business $92.99 1 $92.99
What Was the Gold Rush? • AKJ Education $4.37 4 $17.48
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Railroad! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pony Express Rider! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Transcontinental Railroad (True Books: Westward Expansion (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies The Disgusting Details About Life in Colonial America • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
If You Were There When They Signed The Constitution • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The California Gold Rush • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Westward Expansion • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Oregon Trail • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Wild West? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$511.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$596.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.20

Total project goal

$701.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$701.34

9 Donors

-$701.34

Donations toward project cost

-$596.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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