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Ms. Paris from Lansing MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Books to Become Better Writers

My students need National Geographic Readers and nonfiction books to use as a resource for informational writing.

  • $464 goal

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My Students

My students are... well, they're six. Some love to read Pete the Cat while others read Judy Moody. Some love to count every number to 100 while others 1, 2, skip a few. Most love to play tag on the playground while a handful swing. All of them though - they all smile when I say good morning to them, they all give me a high five as they leave to go home, and they all have goals that they strive to reach.

My Project

National Geographic Kids books are perfect for my students! They are fun to read, give you great information about specific animals, and are at my student's grade level. I'm requesting a variety of National Geographic titles including Wild Cats, Elephants, Saving Animal Babies, Monster Fish!, Cats, Hero Dogs, Sleep Bear!, Birds, and Lucky Leopards And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Rescues. Additional books I'm asking for include Z Is for Zamboni, Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters, What Is the World Series?, and Jump! From the Life of Michael Jordan. Adding these books to our classroom will not only give my students more opportunities to read a different genre of books, but they will also be able to use them as they learn how to write informational pieces.

Less screen time, more books time!

We love utilizing the technology in our classroom and will continue to use it as a resource for all subjects, but having nonfiction books in the classroom will give my students the opportunity to learn how to research a specific topic in a different way.

Ms. Paris
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Writing Strategies Book : Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • AKJ Education $42.75 1 $42.75
Swing, Sloth!: Explore the Rain Forest • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Swim, Fish!: Explore the Coral Reef • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Jump! From the Life of Michael Jordan • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who Basketball • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
National Geographic Kids Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
National Geographic Kids Everything Dinosaurs Chomp on Tons of Earthshaking Facts and Fun • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Z Is for Zamboni • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Football • AKJ Education $6.05 1 $6.05
National Geographic Readers: Ocean Animals Collection • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Big Cats • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Dogs • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Birds • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Face to Face with Wolves • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Face to Face with Sharks • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Snakes! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Alligators and Crocodiles • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Meerkats • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Slither, Snake! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Readers: Swim Fish! Explore the Coral Reef • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Parrot Genius And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Talents • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Living With Wolves! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Monster Fish! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Is the World Series? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Diving With Sharks! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Lucky Leopards And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Rescues • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Hero Dogs • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Explore My World Tigers • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Peek, Otter • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Explore My World Baby Animals • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Explore My World Frogs • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Farm Animals (Level 1 Co-reader) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Explore My World Butterflies • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Explore My World Koalas • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Explore My World Dolphins • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Dive, Dolphin • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
National Geographic Readers: Jump Pup! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Saving Animal Babies • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Wolves • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Flutter, Butterfly! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Sleep, Bear! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Turtles • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Go Cub! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Prehistoric Mammals • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Bees • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Ponies • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Spiders • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Monkeys • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Lions • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Frogs! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
National Geographic Readers: Wild Cats (Level 1) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Hello, Penguin! (Pre-reader) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Bears • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
National Geographic Readers: Climb, Koala! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$358.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$393.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.53

Total project goal

$463.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$463.51

7 Donors

-$458.74

Donations toward project cost

-$393.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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