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Ms. Painter from SeaTac WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Study the States

Help me give my students resources to learn about the place that they live (the United States)!

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third-grade​ students are full of love and light and they walk into my classroom ready to learn each day. That gives me encouragement and pushes me to want to be a better teacher and have a better classroom for them.

My students face a lot of challenges.

Our school is a Title I school in Washington, in a rural area where a high percentage of our students eat free and reduced-price lunch and live in poverty. A lot of our students have experienced trauma and lack resources to help them cope with their life experiences. Many students also speak a home language other than English, which can present additional learning struggles. My students are determined to overcome these challenges and stay successful, lifelong learners, but they need the tools and resources to do so.

My Project

Every year, my students look forward to our States Project. From the moment they walk into my classroom, they ask me about this project. It is a special third grade project that has been adapted over the years. The hardest part of completing this project is the lack of books! Last year, I went to our school library and two other county libraries but I still couldn't find enough books for them to complete this research.

Students should be able to learn about where they live and the world around them!

My students need books to research the different states of our country. I have them choose from a few states and then with a group, they complete research projects. At the end of the unit, they present their projects to the rest of the school. With books like, "Celebrating Washington," my students will be able to have a wealth of knowledge on their topics.

Ms. Painter
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
States and Capitals (Flash Kids Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $3.67 12 $44.04
The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Hawaii • AKJ Education $12.25 1 $12.25
W is for Washington: Written by Kids for Kids (See-My-State Alphabet Book) • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Hawaii • AKJ Education $11.07 1 $11.07
A Kid's Guide to Hawaii • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
State Shapes: Washington • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
California • AKJ Education $8.99 1 $8.99
I'm Reading About Hawaii (Hawaii Experience) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Mystery in Hawaii: The 50th State (31) (Real Kids Real Places) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What's Great about Colorado? (Our Great States) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
My First Book About California! (California Experience) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Washington (States) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
New York City: 54 Fascinating Facts For Kids • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A President from Hawaii • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What's Great About Hawaii? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Texas • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
What's Great About New York? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
What's Great About Washington? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
What's Great About Texas? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Celebrating Colorado: 50 States to Celebrate (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Celebrating New York: 50 States to Celebrate (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Celebrating Florida: 50 States to Celebrate (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Celebrating California: 50 States to Celebrate (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Celebrating Washington State: 50 States to Celebrate (Green Light Readers Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Celebrating Texas 50 States to Celebrate • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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