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Ms. Tiffany from Carbondale CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Bring to Life REAL Topics!

Help me give my students the multicultural books that encourage awareness, social skills and kindness.

  • $761 goal

This project expired on May 26, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are wonderful, expressive, creative individuals, who come from a variety of home environments. The students in my classroom are mostly second language learners, coming to school with very little exposure to the English language. Our school population is mostly Latino, ESL, low-income students who are thrilled to have the chance to learn and participate in the classroom environment. The students are active participants in a positive school environment that encourages all students to succeed, and they are held to a high level of standards.

My Project

Our shelves are in desperate need of more multicultural and social skills books. We do a lot of theme teaching in kindergarten and it is nice to have books to go along with the theme in the hands of the students. I can't wait to be able to have amazing discussions using books like Dream Big Dreams by Obama, We Don't Eat our Classmates by Ryan Higgins, & I am Enough by Grace Byers to name just a few. I want my bookshelves to encourage social justice and social justice leaders.

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall."— Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory My kindergarten classroom wants to fill up the shelves with great books!

It is essential to have good literature in the classroom, so that students can read & escape into a story. Having good books will also improve students own writing and they will be excited to be an author and illustrator.

Ms. Tiffany
Grades PreK-2
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
Elmer 10 book Collection Set - Children Picture Flats illustrated Elephant Pack by David McKee • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Always Anjali • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Islandborn • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Way Back Home • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
One Love • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama's Inspiring and Historic Presidency (Young Readers) • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
What If... • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Not the Quitting Kind • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Cece Loves Science • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
What's on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Don't Touch My Hair! • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
The Wonder Book • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Superheroes Are Everywhere • Amazon Business $12.38 1 $12.38
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
The Boy with the Rainbow Heart • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Abby Invents Unbreakable Crayons • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Lulu Is Getting a Sister: (Who WANTS Her? Who NEEDS Her?) (The Lulu Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Spoon • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Mae's First Day of School • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
A Flicker of Hope • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
What Do Authors Do? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fred Stays With Me! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World (Global Fund for Children Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

Materials cost

$571.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$646.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.14

Total project goal

$760.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$760.95

6 Donors

-$481.00

Donations toward project cost

-$408.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.15

match offer

-$279.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$237.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.99

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$0.00

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