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Mrs. de Mestre
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Carolina on our Mind

My students need a variety of nonfiction texts to expand their knowledge of North Carolina through various projects.

My Students

Today's students are tomorrow's world leaders. It is so important for students to understand our state's history in order to make good decisions for the future. These materials will motivate them to learn about various historical events and figures.

I teach 25 fifth graders in all subject areas.

The range of abilities varies greatly but all of my students share an enthusiasm for learning and are exceptional at working together. My students have a special bond that creates a collaborative learning community, thus they use language as a tool to construct meaning by discussing their ideas and supporting one another's learning progress. My students are naturally inquisitive and their diversity generates a rich learning environment. Every student shares a unique perspective molded by his or her experiences and although the needs of students differ dramatically, all of them understand the importance of high expectations and are committed to improving learning. Despite the daily obstacles that our children face, they are incredibly resilient and hungry for knowledge. We embrace challenges. Our kids are driven to improve themselves and our world.

My Project

By researching key events in North Carolina's past using these nonfiction books, my students will formulate genuine connections with leaders of the past and they will take ownership in learning about our state, country, and the world. Students will gain an understanding of how people can have both positive and negative impacts on society. Students will also conduct research projects and present their findings to younger students on different grade levels in hopes of inspiring them as well. It is up to us to make a difference! My students need a variety of nonfiction texts to expand their knowledge of North Carolina through various projects.

Your contribution will greatly enhance the educational opportunity for our students.

It is critical for our kids to gain skills necessary to compete in the 21st century! These books will ensure that our children are immersed in a literacy-rich environment. Just imagine the concepts they'll be motivated to explore!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
North Carolina • AKJ Books $26.99 1 $26.99
North Carolina Kristi Lew • AKJ Books $21.35 1 $21.35
North Carolina Julie Murray • AKJ Books $19.76 1 $19.76
North Carolina • AKJ Books $18.98 1 $18.98
North Carolina • AKJ Books $7.19 1 $7.19
The North Carolina Colony • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
North Carolina • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80

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