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Mrs. Joy from Upper Darby PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrate Our Cultures

Help me give my students a diverse collection of children's books about the different cultures and backgrounds in our classroom. The stools will provide students with flexible seating and a pencil sharpener is requested for daily use.

  • $436 goal

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My Students

I am an ELL teacher in a diverse neighborhood school. All of my students speak English as a second or other language. Some of these students were born in another country and moved to the U.S. with their families. Our students attend school in a low SES area.

These students are special because they celebrate and embrace their cultures.

The students are motivated and determined to learn the English language and succeed in the classroom. Many students are limited English learners, with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. They are hard workers determined to learn English and do their best in school. They are a pleasure to teach every day!

My Project

These books will provide opportunities within our classroom where students can share about their cultures, languages, and backgrounds. My students will be able to share their experiences with other classmates, and sit in flexible seating while doing so. The pencil sharpener will replace two broken sharpeners from the last two school years.

The multicultural literature will provide students with books that they can connect to.

Students will be able to read the books in the classroom independently, or I can design lessons to teach students about different cultures and holidays. The students will be elated to see literature that connects them to their culture. I believe these materials will motivate them to learn English and appreciate their own culture as well as other cultures.

Mrs. Joy
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $58.37 2 $116.74
Waypoint Geographic Scout 12" Globe Globe for Kids & Teachers - More Than 4, 000 Name Places - Great Color & Unique Construction - Up-to-Date World Globe - with Stand • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.26 1 $27.26
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Islandborn • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
What Do You Celebrate?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Let's Celebrate Ramadan & Eid! (Muslim Festival of Fasting & Sweets) (Maya & Neel's India Adventure Series, Book 4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Finders Keepers?: A Bus Trip in India (Children's Multicultural & Character Education Book Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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