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Ms. Coker from Powder Spgs GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need The Facts, Jack! Classroom Almanacs

My students need 60 new almanacs with current information.

  • $619 goal

This project expired on May 6, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Being children of the instant info age, our kids are conditioned to typing into a search engine to find the answers required for projects. Using an actual reference book to look up information will become a lost skill if we don't keep up our supply of reference books for our classrooms.

Our students are low income kids with moms and dads doing their best to have the basic necessities in their homes.

Books are last on their list. Our kids are also very transient. If you pick up and move often, books are a burden. Having transportation to the nearest public library is not always a given. In any of these cases, if a book is purchased, it is not going to be an almanac, of all things! Reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and almanacs don't find their way into the homes of our students. Low income and in the situations these kids find themselves, they still love to learn and explore all things around them. Giving them opportunities and exposure to as many learning materials as possible is truly a great value to them.

My Project

When do the seasons change, and why? When is the next full moon? Will we have a snow day this year? When is Easter? Will the Fourth of July fireworks be rained out this year? Kids learn by exploring the answers for these questions in the Old Farmer's Almanac. Once they get a feel for how to use this reference tool, they go on to search for more information. Using this book leads them on to checking out information in other books, and becoming better readers, researchers, and analytical thinkers!

The Georgia CRCT requires third grade students to know what kind of information is found in an almanac and how to access that information.

The cost of having enough books for a class to use exceeds budgets for individual classrooms. Beyond that, providing them for the kids is not considered because the information is obsolete within a year. Students must learn what they can from copied 'worksheets' but these cannot take the place of hands on experience. We must find a way to get some almanacs!

Ms. Coker
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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23 donors23 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Old Farmer's Almanac Manufactured by Old Farmer's Almanac • AKJ BOOKS $6.60 30 $198.00
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Vol. 3 Old Farmer's Almanac (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 30 $255.00

Materials cost

$453.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$526.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.83

Total project goal

$618.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$618.89

23 Donors

-$607.42

Donations toward project cost

-$526.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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