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Ms. Kelleher from Chelsea MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Who's Who for Second Graders!

My students need engaging biography books to embark on a wonderful journey through time!

  • $213 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my second graders are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

Each year it is my goal to create a classroom community where all students can access the curriculum, express themselves, and take ownership of their learning.

The students in my class live in an urban, low-income city, comprised largely of immigrant families. The majority of my students speak a language other than English at home. Despite the many challenges that they may face, these children come to school each and every day ready to persevere and embrace all opportunities to learn something new.

My Project

Each year in our district second graders complete a unit titled: Biographies: Justice, Courage, and Fairness as part of our informational writing curriculum. This was one of my favorite units last year (my first in the district). I'm hoping these books will enhance the small collection of biographies I have purchased.

Please help me help my students understand the power of words and images to transform lives and provide insight into the experiences of other people, cultures, and historical periods.

Biographies are usually written about people we admire or from whom we want to learn and authors make choices about what to include in a biography. The books I am requesting will introduce the children to important leaders in art, science, civil rights, and politics. The biographies include women, men, and people of different backgrounds and ethnicities. It is important that students learn about women and men who made a positive change.

Ms. Kelleher
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ER293 - Easy Reader Biographies • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
I am Gandhi (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
John F. Kennedy American Visionary • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
On the Court with...LeBron James • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Neil Armstrong • AKJ Education $4.03 1 $4.03
Helen Keller: Courage In The Dark • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amelia Earhart: Legendary Aviator • AKJ Education $3.65 1 $3.65
Mia Hamm • AKJ Education $1.85 1 $1.85

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