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Mrs. Horst from Fenton MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Promote Diversity

Help me give my students picture books to promote diversity toward my goal of reading.

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Although I've been teaching for 24 years, I will start the new school year in a new district. I will teach 4th graders in the neighboring district to where I live. The district is implementing a new reading program that I'm excited to use. In Social Studies, we will enjoy Mystery Skypes with other classes around the country and use our Chromebooks to learn. In Math, students use hands-on activities and small group learning to master math standards. For Science, my students will learn using hands-on STEM activities.

We work hard and like to use a variety of resources to learn.

Print resources, hands-on activities, project based learning, and collaborative learning are ways that my 4th graders learn.

My Project

After reading about and seeing teachers post about Classroom Book Day on Facebook and Twitter for over a year, I decided to take the plunge. This year, I will commit to reading a picture book each day to my 4th grade classroom.

I need to "beef up" my collection of picture books to include more to represent the student diversity within my classroom.

The books I chose deal with a lot of issues. Some are about the power of acceptance and just being you. Some deal with the idea of inclusion and will fit well with our immigration unit. Others might help students see themselves in the characters.

Mrs. Horst
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peter Reynolds Creatrilogy Box Set (Dot, Ish, Sky Color) • Amazon Business $25.54 1 $25.54
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Worst Book in the Whole Entire World (Entire World Books) • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Stinky Winky Silly Willy Off-key Donkey: A Fun Rhyming Animal Bedtime Book For Kids (Really Silly Wonky Songy Children's Books) • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$103.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$134.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.78

Total project goal

$158.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$158.52

3 Donors

-$148.52

Donations toward project cost

-$126.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.28

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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