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Mrs. Thompson from Kershaw SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

“A Little Diversity ...Will Go a Long Way”

Help me give my students the best start yet with diverse literacy, writing supplies, a new pencil sharpener, treasure treats, and other needed classroom materials.

  • $431 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The Pond Crew is filled with all types of diverse life learners! They make mistakes, they problem-solve, and they give their best every day.

They are unique tadpoles learning daily to be functioning citizens of our community and world.

We are a family!

We are a small rural area school that pledges every day to be the very best at all that's in front of us. Our school's population is over 70% free or reduced-price lunch. Therefore, student resources and experiences are very limited.

My Project

The items listed will give the children a boost in ownership of their new school year with a smile. I think it's important for children to feel like they have ownership in their classroom. I chose books to enlighten and enhance their understanding of diversity and how we are different but the same. The dry erase markers will create a shared community to express ideas out loud.

Each item on the list was added with the thought of each child building value through diversity in having a community within the classroom.

I believe in teaching the whole child that they may become upstanding life-learners. The resource books will create lessons for the students that struggle with reading, sensory and dyslexia issues.

The resources will enhance community skills with the sharing of the pencil sharpener to the stapler, self-encouragement with the diversity books to learn each person has a unique role and to building self-care to understand their learning style. The year wouldn't be as special without treasure box experiences with birthday bracelets, Playdoh, and prizes. The wipes will allow the class to stay healthy. the writing tools will allow the students to connect to the world and their peers in more than black and white!

It's the little things that will do but have a lasting impression!

Mrs. Thompson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
35 Lesson Plans - An Orton-Gillingham Reading & Spelling Program • Amazon Business $35.58 1 $35.58
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $34.75 1 $34.75
Train the Brain to Hear: Understanding and Treating Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Short Term Memory, Executive • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Dry Erase Markers,60 Pack Shuttle Art 15 Colors Magnetic Whiteboard Markers with Erase,Fine Point Dry Erase Markers Perfect For Writing on Whiteboards, Dry-Erase Boards,Mirrors for School Office Home • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mikulala Glow in The Dark Birthday Party Favors for Kids Prizes Box Toys for Classroom 25 Pack Light Up Toys Hand Spin Stress Relief Anxiety Toys Bulk Fidget Toys Boys Girls LED Neon Party Supplies • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learn to Read for Kids with Dyslexia: 101 Games and Activities to Teach Your Child to Read • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Teach Your Dragon About Diversity: Train Your Dragon To Respect Diversity. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Diversity and Differences. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Play-Doh Party Bag Dough (15 Count) • Amazon Business $5.97 2 $11.94
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct),Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Mind Sparks Foam Dry Erase Blocks • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
AmazonBasics File Folders with Reinforced Tab - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Manila - AMZ400 • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
What I Like About Me! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ring Pop Individually Wrapped Variety Back to School Party Pack, Candy Lollipop Suckers w/ Assorted Flavors, 20 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Emoji Erasers, OHill Pack of 64 Pack Emoji Pencil Erasers 16 Emoticons Novelty Erasers for Party Favors School Classroom Prizes Rewards • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Swingline Stapler, Commercial Desk Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black (44401) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
I Like Myself! (board book) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Pentel R.S.V.P. Ballpoint Pen, 0.7mm Fine Tip, Green Ink, Box of 12 (BK90-D) • Amazon Business $6.16 1 $6.16
Flexible Bendy Pencil, 35 PCS Flexible Soft Pencil Colorful Stripe Soft Pencils with Eraser as Gift for Students or Children • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ballpoint Pen, Purple Ink, 1.2mm, Medium, Dozen • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67

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