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Ms. C. from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Adventuring Through Literature

My students need chapter books in the classroom that are culturally responsive as well as engaging!

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a trauma-informed community that practices mindfulness amidst staff, students, and curriculum. We integrate the arts in all of our school subjects because we believe the arts enhance learning. The arts also gives us an opportunity to ensure culturally responsive pedagogy for our students. They get to make choices as to how they present what they learn, thus experiencing joy in their education. I joined this community a few years ago witnessing the magic that goes on here during school observations. At the time, I thought I had to be there. It was a flexible place focusing on the innovation our schools need to move forward in this century. Now, I am working with 5th-grade students that can't get creation out of their minds! From singing, to poetry, to painting, to coloring, to building, they are constantly asking to create. I couldn't be happier to fulfill these requests as we dive deep into the inner workings of our world.

My Project

I have carefully selected these books to be culturally responsive, as well as highly engaging and tailored to the specific interests of my students. Currently, our classroom library lacks titles like these as I am just beginning. I want to get my students excited about reading, through literature that is exciting, interesting, and connected. I believe that I am dealing with Generation X as a teacher, and that is the digital generation.

They have grown up in a world where they can capture information in quick bits online, and it is a more complex process in present time to engage students in long-term reading.

Having current and rich literature for 21st-century students is a must!

Ms. C.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Falling Over Sideways • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
The Crossover • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
Save Me a Seat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Gone Crazy in Alabama • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
House Arrest • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
When Friendship Followed Me Home • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
President of the Whole Fifth Grade • AKJ Education $5.84 2 $11.68
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Space Case • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Wonder • AKJ Education $11.04 1 $11.04
Langston Hughes • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
No More Homework! No More Tests! Kids Favorite Funny School Poems • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Life in a Longhouse Village • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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