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  • $663 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Third Graders Love Animals!

My students need books about animals!

My Students

My co-teacher and I teach social studies and nonfiction reading and writing to sixty plus third graders in the South Bronx. My students love to read, write, and learn about the world. However, we often lack the appropriate materials that allow them access to the various topics we study.

Our school is located in the public housing projects of the South Bronx.

Our principal, the teachers, and the entire school community, have turned it from a failing school into a school on the rise. The adults and students' hard work has turned our school into a "showcase school" for many of our neighboring schools. From third to fifth grade, our students rotate classes and see three teachers each day. This allows our kids to get two doses of literacy instead of just one. Many students come from incredibly challenging homes, and some are far behind where they should be academically. However, despite challenges, our kids love to learn and love to be at school with their teachers and one another.

My Project

There is something I have learned about third graders over the years...they LOVE animals! This year I am trying to give the kids more choice when it comes to our nonfiction research projects. Adding books about animals to our classroom will truly give them a thrill. As you may know from my other DonorsChoose projects, our social studies units engage students in learning about our world. We typically take a serious look at China, the United States, and Africa. If we have more books on animals from all different continents, it will fit perfectly with our overall curriculum.

Choice is key when it comes to encouraging kids to read, research, and write!

Students are much more motivated when they are able to learn about topics that they are curious about and enjoy! My hope is that adding a variety of animal books to our classroom library (at different reading levels) will get ALL students excited to learn!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! • Amazon Business $14.10 2 $28.20
Cheetahs • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Red Pandas • AKJ Books $20.66 2 $41.32
Red Pandas • AKJ Books $20.66 1 $20.66
Birds of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan: Passerines: Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings (Princeton Illustrated Checklists) • Amazon Business $25.77 1 $25.77
Tamarin Monkeys • Amazon Business $24.65 1 $24.65
The Great Barrier Reef • AKJ Books $20.84 1 $20.84
The Great Barrier Reef • AKJ Books $20.84 1 $20.84
Cranes • AKJ Books $20.66 1 $20.66
Penguins • AKJ Books $20.44 1 $20.44
National Geographic Kids Mission: Elephant Rescue • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of China (Southeast) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
African Animal Alphabet • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Pandas • AKJ Books $6.02 1 $6.02
Pandas • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Lions • AKJ Books $5.95 2 $11.90
Wolves • AKJ Books $5.07 2 $10.14
African Animals • AKJ Books $5.07 2 $10.14
Lions Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 2 $10.14
National Geographic Kids Mission: Tiger Rescue • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
National Geographic Kids Mission: Tiger Rescue • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Everything Kids'' Geography Book • AKJ Books $8.99 1 $8.99
Pandas and Other Endangered Species • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
National Geographic Kids Amazing Animals Super Sticker Activity Book: 2,000 Stickers! (NG Sticker Activity Books) • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Tamarins (Monkey Business) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Giraffes (African Animals) • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53
Kangaroos (Australian Animals) • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14
Cheetahs • AKJ Books $6.02 1 $6.02
Polar Bears • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Sharks • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
National Geographic Readers: Red Pandas • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Great Migrations • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Sharks • AKJ Books $5.32 1 $5.32
Snakes • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Penguins • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Penguins • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Zebras Catherine Ipcizade • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Snakes • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Pandas • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Ocean Creatures (Look & Learn) • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
Polar Bears (Zoobooks Series) Timothy Levi Biel, Created by • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 3: Snap! A Book About Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Alligators and Crocodiles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Elephants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Pandas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Whales • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$525.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$563.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.40

Total project goal

$662.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$662.69

5 Donors

-$662.69

Donations toward project cost

-$563.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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