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Mr. McBride from Lincoln AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Survival Book Clubs - Connecting Literacy and Environmental Science

My students need books for literature circles centered around survival and environmental science.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at our school are enthusiastic and energetic middle schoolers! They love to read when they can find books that are exciting and engaging!

They attend a small, rural school in Arkansas made up of fourth through seventh-grade students.

While they are going through a difficult stage in the transition from kids to teenagers (as all middle school students do), they are among the most energetic and exciting age group to work with. When they get excited about learning, their enthusiasm explodes out of the classroom!

My Project

We will be continuing the success of the Adversity Book Clubs by reading another round of books in small groups with our students during the 4th quarter. This quarter, the students will read books centered around survival.

We did a similar book club theme last year, but this year we want to take it one step further.

We (the literacy teachers) will be working with the science teachers on our team to combine the literature circle/book club experience with environmental science. As they read their books, most of which are focused on wilderness survival or natural disasters, the students will be looking for environmental issues that are brought up by the authors of their books. Then, students will work on a research project that combines their learning about environmental science with their reading in Language Arts class.

Finally, the students will have the opportunity to go on a survival-themed camping trip at the end of the year to a State Park. This will offer them a chance to experience how humans interact with the environment and see how the survival skills from their books play out in real life. While at the park, we will take a guided tour from park interpreters about the environment, participate in outdoor recreation like kayaking and hiking, and experience cooking and sleeping in the outdoors.

We have several books, but we are requesting more books to add two titles to the students' choices and to add more copies to some of the titles we already offer.

We hope that this project will give students a greater appreciation for the great outdoors, a greater understanding of humans' effect on the environment, and a greater appreciation for literature, all at the same time!

Mr. McBride
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 12 $142.68
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (I Survived #12) • Amazon Business $3.77 12 $45.24
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart • Amazon Business $13.13 3 $39.39
Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure • Amazon Business $13.42 2 $26.84

Materials cost

$254.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$308.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.52

Total project goal

$363.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$363.45

1 Donor

-$181.72

Donations toward project cost

-$154.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.26

match offer

-$181.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.26

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$0.00

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