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Ms. Dart from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What If You Had Some Fantastic Nonfiction Books?

My students need high quality books for high quality reading. Books are about topics that support 3rd Grade curriculum such as ancient civilizations, animals, and moon cycles.

  • $218 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My class consists of students who are always enthusiastic about learning new things. They enjoy checking out nonfiction books to learn more about a topic, or understand something they read in nonfiction. However, my class and school consist of many low income families, where up to 50% of our students each year are at or near the poverty level.

As a result, many of my students only have access to high quality nonfiction books at our school library or my classroom library.

Part of our district's reading instruction is for students to read a variety of books- a "reader's diet". And my class is severely lacking in the nonfiction department. The goal of this project is to build up the nonfiction section of my classroom library so that I can broaden the "diet" of all my readers.

My Project

Books will be placed in the classroom library for students to read for their enjoyment or to learn more about a topic. Books selected are based on our state's standards on ancient civilizations, animals and natural cycles. There are also books about anatomy and other historical events to be paired with fictional books. These materials will be use in small group to discuss text features, questioning, and finding evidence within text. We will also use the books as mentor text when writing nonfiction.

The books vary in levels to meet the needs of my diverse classroom.

Reading levels range from 1st grade to 4th grade so all students have access to nonfiction books. As students progress in reading, the goal is to have them discuss books with each other to create a community of learners and readers.

Ms. Dart
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Sleep! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Bacteria! • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder!: A Hazardous Job You'd Rather Not Have • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Slave in Ancient Greece! (Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $9.01 1 $9.01
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Great Wall of China! • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Books • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator!: Gory Things You'd Rather Not Know • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy!: Digusting Things You'd Rather Not Know • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Poop! • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clean Water • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
The Sun and the Moon (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Simple Machines (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
What If You Had Animal Eyes? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What If You Had An Animal Nose? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Air Is All Around You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $4.55 1 $4.55
What If You Had Animal Ears? • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
What If You Had Animal Feet? • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Weather • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Planets in Our Solar System (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $3.88 1 $3.88
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
What If You Had Animal Hair? • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
What If You Had Animal Teeth? • Amazon Business $3.30 1 $3.30

Materials cost

$152.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$184.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.63

Total project goal

$217.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$217.53

2 Donors

-$217.53

Donations toward project cost

-$184.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.63

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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