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Ms. Geletei from Edison NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Understanding the World With Books!

Help me give my students a variety of nonfiction and historical fiction books like the Who Was? series and the I Survived series to help kids learn about historical figures and events with unique, engaging approaches!

  • $434 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Do you remember how exciting it was to read a new book in the classroom library as a child? My 24 fourth grade students are enthusiastic, passionate readers who challenge themselves to read books of all genres. They are eager to learn about the world around them by exploring different cultures, beliefs, and scientific discoveries as they read.

Children discover the world through books.

My students engage in higher level thinking conversations about the literature they read by asking questions, researching information and discussing how literary elements work together to enhance our understanding of the text as readers.

As my students listen to each other's ideas, they challenge their peers with questions like, "How did you come up with that idea?" or "I agree with you, but I would like to add..." and even, "Could you show me evidence to explain your idea?" By using this accountable talk, my students are demonstrating a love for reading and learning while respectfully and democratically learning how to talk about their discoveries while reading.

My Project

Children understand the world around them by reading. They are able to learn about historical events, figures, scientific discoveries and more with each new book they pick up. My classroom library is currently made up of over 75% fiction books. My goal is to provide my students with more nonfiction and historical/realistic fiction books. This will help my students understand the world we live in and how it came to be through series like I Survived and Who Was? The I Survived series is geared towards helping children understand the time period and era of major historical events from the perspective of children. The Who Was? series explains the importance of historical figures in the world and how their contributions have led us where we are now using kid friendly language, visuals and engaging topics.

Books give readers perspective.

Children are learning everyday how to understand the world. As they read diverse books from a variety of genres, students are able to make connections to other historical events, other books they've read and their own lives. This allows for perspective that furthers a child's understanding of an event or discovery that took place, which promotes reading comprehension and a love for reading and learning.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was...? Children’s Biography Series Set of 12 books • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
Teacher Created Materials - Science Readers: Content and Literacy: Earth and Space Science - 5 Book Set - Grade 4 - Guided Reading Level Q - R • Amazon Business $43.70 1 $43.70
Wildkin Sling Bookshelf, Natural with Blue • Amazon Business $35.82 1 $35.82
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $29.80 1 $29.80
MY CELL PHONE CAN THINK: A Textbook on Artificial Intelligence • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics: All the Photos, Facts, and Fun to Make You Race for Robots • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
National Geographic Kids Everything Soccer: Score Tons of Photos, Facts, and Fun • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Just Under the Clouds • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
I'm 12 Years Old And I Saved The World • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The World According to Humphrey • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.41 1 $4.41
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $3.00 1 $3.00
What Is the Super Bowl? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $2.31 1 $2.31

Materials cost

$333.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.99

Total project goal

$433.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$433.28

13 Donors

-$358.28

Donations toward project cost

-$304.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.74

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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