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Mrs. Garnett from Clatskanie OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teach Us Something New Today, Teacher!

My students need 15 silent reading books about science and math to stir up their curiosity, educate, as well as to meet district goals and standards to improve reading in all content areas.

  • $198 goal

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Teach us something new today, teacher! I teach middle school science in a middle school/high school combo. public school in a very rural, very economically depressed area in Oregon. Although I teach regular science education, I have approximately 14 special needs students and 3 ELL students who struggle with the science curriculum.

My students need to silent read daily for 10-15 minutes to meet their daily/weekly reading goals in the content areas. We desperately need more science books that will interest students, yet reach them at their level.

I need approximately 15 science books for silent reading time that will be in a basket at the front of the room for students to read at the beginning of each class. The variety that I selected will appeal to many interests, as well as reading levels and abilities.

Your donation gives my students the chance to read better, read more, learn about science, and ultimately graduate from high school; knowledge is power!

Mrs. Garnett
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! Tom Robinson • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? Roberta Edwards, True Kelley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Ben Franklin? Dennis Brindell Fradin, John O'Brien (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail Danica McKellar • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00
Who Was Albert Einstein? Jess Brallier, Robert Parker (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator), Robert Andrew Parker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2010 National Geographic • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
A Really Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson • Barnes and Noble $12.99 1 $12.99
The New Way Things Work David Macaulay, David Macaulay (Illustrator), Contribution by Neil Ardley • Barnes and Noble $28.00 1 $28.00
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? Margaret Frith, John O'Brien (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
One Minute Mysteries: Solve 'em with Science! Eric Yoder, Natalie Yoder • Barnes and Noble $7.96 1 $7.96
Science Experiments You Can Eat Vicki Cobb, David Cain (Illustrator), David Cain (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Biology Dan Green, Simon Basher (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Periodic Table: Elements with Style! Adrian Dingle, Created by Simon Basher • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Journal of Inventions: Leonardo da Vinci Jaspre Bark • Barnes and Noble $19.96 1 $19.96

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