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Mrs. Hadley from Overland Park KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrate Acceptance Through Reading

My students need updated reading materials to fill a gap in our classroom library.

  • $373 goal

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My Students

I teach in a suburban district in Kansas. Our school has an uncharacteristically diverse population of students. I have 20-28 students each year. The start of each school year reminds me of the challenge I have to meet each child's needs. Over time, I've learned that my students are more aware of differences. However, it is my desire to promote a classroom where we celebrate differences in and out of our classroom.

My students deserve to have classroom materials that allow them to see themselves and others in well curated literature.

My Project

Because my students are very diverse, I want my class library to be a reflection of them. Children should be able to see themselves in the books they read. I encourage my reluctant readers by providing as many options for reading as I possibly can. I have a large classroom library including picture and chapter books, magazines, and cabinets of other materials that I share throughout the year that expand our knowledge about various topics. I would like to add more materials to my collection.

Students can quickly relate to difficult subject matter if it comes in the form of an engaging picture book.

I will use these read alouds as a way to engage my students in conversation that promotes understanding and tolerance for those who are different.

For this project, I chose books with themes such as acts of kindness, poverty, self awareness, empathy, recognizing personal strengths and cultural differences. I will be sharing these books with my teammates to reach the entire fourth grade.

Mrs. Hadley
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Magician's Hat • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Sidewalk Flowers • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Maddi's Fridge • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Doll-E 1.0 • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Rot, the Cutest in the World! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Previously • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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