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Mrs. Orozco from Winters CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Show We Can All Be Heroes!

My students need books on how ordinary people changed the world!

  • $255 goal

This project expired on November 9, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third-grade students walk into class every day full of energy and eager to learn! Our school is a Title 1 school where over 60% of the students are English Language Learners and 70% of the learners live in poverty. Our students love coming to school and our staff is dedicated to providing a balanced education for each and every student. The next step towards giving these students the comprehensive education they deserve is to provide resources that tailor to their needs.

My Project

This series of books, Ordinary People Can Change the World, show how people from all walks of life did just this! From Helen Keller growing up deaf and blind to become a national advocate for the disabled to Gandhi bringing peace to India and showing us that the smallest of us can be the most powerful.

I want to inspire my students to believe that they can be heroes and change the world too!

By reading these inspirational biographies of how 16 ordinary people can do extraordinary things my students will see that there is no limit to how powerful they can be.

In addition to learning about these great role models, we will also use these books as mentor texts to help students write their own biographies and informational writing. I know that these inspiring books will help my students in both their reading and writing and quite possibly give them an idea of how they too can change the world.

Mrs. Orozco
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set • Amazon Business $30.54 1 $30.54
I am Billie Jean King • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I am Sonia Sotomayor (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
I am Gandhi (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26

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