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Ms. Lara from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating My Students: Diverse Picture Books of World Holidays!

Help me give my students diverse picture books that celebrate the holidays around us!

  • $330 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 20 preschoolers living in a diverse neighborhood who attend a large public school receiving Title I funds within an even larger school system. The majority of my students are English Language Learners, and a variety of beautiful languages are heard throughout the day in our class. At 3, 4, and 5 years of age, my preschool classroom is their first time being in an educational environment with other students.

It is a time of many proud "firsts" and remarkable moments of questioning, discovery, and exploration.

My students are very verbal and social, and they have an unbridled passion for trying new things and solving problems. Preschool is a time to nurture natural wonder and curiosity and to set the foundations for skills and habits that will follow my students as they continue with their educational experiences.

I am always looking for new ways to feed my students' interests. I change the materials and layout of my classroom throughout the year to provide them with the best learning environment that caters to their interests. I cherish my role as an educator in supporting my students on all of their learning paths!

My Project

Picture books are an essential feature in preschool classrooms! By providing my students with quality, diverse picture books, I am able to share books that touch upon the concept of windows and mirrors, providing my students the opportunity to look into worlds that are different from their own, as well as see their own world and experiences reflected back to them!

These diverse picture books of holidays around the world will celebrate my students and their families.

I am constantly reading about and searching for picture books that unite us, that allow my students the space to ask questions and make comments, and that help my students learn from one another.

These picture books touch upon a wide variety of holidays that may not always be touched upon in traditional curriculum including Holi, Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, Kwanzaa, Native voices around Thanksgiving, the Lunar New Year, and more. These books also provide age-appropriate perspectives to my young students about why we celebrate Veteran's Day, what the new year means, the origins of Christian and Jewish holidays, and more.

I am so excited at the opportunity to bring these incredible picture books to my students! I would like to share these books in my classroom library for students to access, for my own read-aloud collection to share with my class, and as part of our Lending Library for students to take home and share with their families.

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Ms. Lara
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Encounter • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $14.64 1 $14.64
St. Patrick's Day (Bullfrog Books: Festivals) • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
What Do You Celebrate?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What is a Patka? • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Thread of Love • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day? (Celebrating U.S. Holidays) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Hanukkah Bear • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diwali Lights • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Kwanzaa • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rashad's Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Holidays and Special Days) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: With Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Passover: With Matzah, Maror, and Memories • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Holi Colors • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Ramadan (Celebrate the World) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
Veterans Day (Bullfrog Books: Holidays) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Day of the Dead (Bullfrog Books: Festivals) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mardi Gras (Bullfrog Books: Festivals) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Christmas: With Carols, Presents, and Peace • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Diwali (Holidays Around the World) • Amazon Business $6.62 1 $6.62
Bringing In the New Year • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Hassan and Aneesa Love Ramadan (Hassan & Aneesa) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Night Before New Year's • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Hanukkah: With Light, Latkes, and Dreidels • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$246.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$280.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.45

Total project goal

$329.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$329.65

4 Donors

-$175.51

Donations toward project cost

-$165.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.08

match offer

-$135.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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