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Ms. Fair from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Build Me Up: Building Personal Libraries and Learning Lives

Help me give my students high interest books with diverse representations, books of science experiments to expand their curiosity, and math games to build their skills and problem solving.

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My Students

My students are from a large, urban community that welcomes families from all over the globe. Our school is defined by the diversity of linguistics, background knowledge, prior experiences and culture of our students and families. We seek to enable students to be community leaders, cultural ambassadors, and college graduates. We are a Title I school in a largely immigrant community. I have twenty-four students in my classroom. Free breakfast and free lunch are available to every child in our building each day.

My students are a community of empathetic, enthusiastic, learners ready to engage in problem-solving and share their perspectives on the world.

They would benefit from a variety of classroom resources to continue their success as we end our school year together. This year has presented many changes. We started the school year with everyone learning online, have transitioned to some students learning in-person while the rest learn at, and finally one more wave of transition as more students join the in-person learners in our hybrid classroom. Despite these challenges, we have many successes. As we move to summer, we want to continue those successes with supplies to stimulate students' curiosity and love of learning!

My Project

This year has seen so many changes, and with that students that still have a love of learning. Even though I see them everyday - either in the classroom with me or in our google meets, I miss my students and they miss the hands-on experiences they have in the classroom! We're all suffering from WAY too much screen time, so I would like to supply them with some fun, non-screen activities that will keep them connected to school and engaged in all of the new learning they have done as we move into the summer.

I have picked out high interest fiction and nonfiction books that my will remind my students of our classroom library and keep them reading, a book of science projects that will allow them to continue to be creative and investigate the world around them, and math cards to continue their problems solving practice through games.

Ms. Fair
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $10.99 24 $263.76
Where Is the Great Barrier Reef? • Amazon Business $3.99 24 $95.76
Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series, 1) • Amazon Business $6.74 9 $60.66
Stella Díaz Has Something to Say (Stella Diaz, 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
PP436 Fractions Playing Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP431 Multiplication Division Playing Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome (Sarai #1) (1) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Freddie Ramos Takes Off (1) (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean (Lola Levine, 4) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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