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Ms. Ellberg from Berkeley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Westward Ho! Westward Expansion Books!

My students need new classroom library books about social studies topics involving Westward Expansion and the pioneers.

  • $190 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of fourth graders who attend an urban, public elementary school in Northern California. My students come from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds and speak a variety of languages. They come to school with a broad range of learning experiences.

My students are eager to learn and do their best.

They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can to be successful one day. My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day!

My Project

Donations to this project will not only enhance our classroom library (with books such as Wagons Ho!), but help students with their literacy skills such as fluency and comprehension with books about amazing real people and events that took place in U.S. History--which goes perfectly with our Social Studies Unit.

Your help will allow my students to experience literature at their level.

This is exactly what they need (along with instruction) for them to become better readers. By giving our class books (multiple copies of the same titles for buddy reading), you will help me help them to learn to read and enhance their love of reading!

This will have lasting impacts on the life of my students by cultivating their already existing love of reading and hopefully create lifelong independent readers and historians.

Ms. Ellberg
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wagons Ho! • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon • Amazon Business $5.85 2 $11.70
A Kid's Life During the Westward Expansion (How Kids Lived) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Daily Life in a Covered Wagon • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Daily Life in a Covered Wagon • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Dandelions • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Train to Somewhere • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
Into the West: Causes and Effects of U.S. Westward Expansion (Cause and Effect) • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30
Going West (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Pioneer Cat (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
DK Readers L2: Journey of a Pioneer • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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