You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Dekorsi’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Millburn Elementary School
  • Wadsworth, IL

Support her classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Mrs. Dekorsi a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

cancel

Support Mrs. Dekorsi's classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Mrs. Dekorsi a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

Give to a project to support this classroom.

Your custom url is https://www.donorschoose.org/dekorsi

When I discovered the Global Read Aloud project and began sharing it with the students, amazing things happened. Students were talking about books again! They were excited to discuss plot, characters, setting, and conflict. Why were they so excited? They were reading the same book, at the same time as another student from another country. The premise for Global Read Aloud is that a book is chosen to read aloud around the world during a set 6-week period, during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. The students get so excited to talk about their reading with other students, especially students from different classrooms. Both books that I am requesting, Amal Unbound and A Boy Called Bat celebrate differences. Whether the connections remain within our school or reach across oceans, both these books will open the students eyes to different perspectives and different cultures. We have a somewhat diverse school and try to offer variety of books as both mirrors and windows for students. Some books help reflect students' own culture, while other books act as a window into another world. I'm excited that Amal Unbound takes place in Pakistan and many of our students can relate. For others, it will be that 'window' into a culture that may be very different from their own. The second book being requested, A Boy Called Bat is a story told from the point of view of a boy on the autism spectrum. Once again, an opportunity for our students to see themselves in a story or see into someone else's world. Books are an amazing way to experience life outside the classroom and GRA takes that a step further through our global connections. I can't wait to include more students in this year's Global Read Aloud!

About my class

When I discovered the Global Read Aloud project and began sharing it with the students, amazing things happened. Students were talking about books again! They were excited to discuss plot, characters, setting, and conflict. Why were they so excited? They were reading the same book, at the same time as another student from another country. The premise for Global Read Aloud is that a book is chosen to read aloud around the world during a set 6-week period, during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. The students get so excited to talk about their reading with other students, especially students from different classrooms. Both books that I am requesting, Amal Unbound and A Boy Called Bat celebrate differences. Whether the connections remain within our school or reach across oceans, both these books will open the students eyes to different perspectives and different cultures. We have a somewhat diverse school and try to offer variety of books as both mirrors and windows for students. Some books help reflect students' own culture, while other books act as a window into another world. I'm excited that Amal Unbound takes place in Pakistan and many of our students can relate. For others, it will be that 'window' into a culture that may be very different from their own. The second book being requested, A Boy Called Bat is a story told from the point of view of a boy on the autism spectrum. Once again, an opportunity for our students to see themselves in a story or see into someone else's world. Books are an amazing way to experience life outside the classroom and GRA takes that a step further through our global connections. I can't wait to include more students in this year's Global Read Aloud!

Read more

About my class

Read more
Get updates from this classroom Message this teacher
{"followTeacherId":5627859,"teacherId":5627859,"teacherName":"Mrs. Dekorsi","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5627859_272x272.png?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1533564231290","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"vanityURL":"dekorsi","teacherChallengeId":21233793,"followAbout":"Mrs. Dekorsi's projects","teacherVerify":-1423520121,"teacherNameEncoded":"Mrs. Dekorsi","vanityType":"teacher","teacherPageInfo":{"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"teacherHasClassroomDescription":true,"teacherClassroomDescription":"","teacherProfileURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/dekorsi","tafURL":"https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/share_teacher_profile.html?teacher=5627859","stats":{"numActiveProjects":1,"numFundedProjects":2,"numSupporters":30},"classroomPhotoPendingScreening":false}}