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Ms. Sokol from Arlington VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Like Us: A Diverse Classroom Library for Kindergarteners!

Help me give my students books with diverse characters who look and act like them so they can see themselves in literature!

  • $309 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The kindergarten students in my class are inquisitive, energetic, and hardworking scholars. My students are creative, thoughtful and full of questions. It's my goal to create an engaging, positive, and organized classroom environment that helps all students to thrive.

I teach math, science, reading, and social studies at a Title I school in Arlington, Virginia.

In our classroom we incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, project based learning, and flexible seating to ensure each student's needs are met!

My students are active learners, they are scientists, problem solvers, explorers, and creators. I am so lucky to be teaching this amazing group of students!

My Project

This project will provide diverse books to the students in my classroom. As a Kindergarten teacher, it is important to teach about diversity and inclusion in ways that students will understand. One way I want to do this is through books that students can see themselves in. The students will be able to identify with the books because the characters will either look or act like them.

Students need books that are "mirrors," or books that they see themselves, their families, and their communities reflected as important and valued in.

Kindergarten is the first year students enter the typical school setting. Therefore, it is important that we introduce them to a diverse library of books in the primary classroom. Giving students books that they see themselves in leads to more engaged and excited readers. I teach reading through a workshop model therefore having a variety of resources to read that are of high interest leads to more successful readers.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Living in . . . Mexico • Amazon Business $4.74 3 $14.22
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Being Frank • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Grace for President • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
ABC I Love Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Cinderella (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
The Little Mermaid (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Niño Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23
Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $4.85 1 $4.85

Materials cost

$228.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$262.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.26

Total project goal

$308.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$308.42

1 Donor

-$155.00

Donations toward project cost

-$131.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

match offer

-$153.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$130.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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