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Mrs. Smith from Gainesville GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Character, Culture, and Kindness All in a Book

My students need books to educate them on different cultures, tolerance and how to be the best individual they can be.

  • $599 goal

This project expired on November 1, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fourth graders writing, reading and grammar. I teach at a small community school of about 450 students. The community is very close and concerned with the well-being of each student. Our school tries to provide different types of experiences and opportunities for our students. We want our students to be well-rounded and versed in culture, community and academics. We want our students to be prepared for the future and be the best they can be!

The students that I teach are kind, intelligent, curious and full of spunk!

They love to learn and be hands on with activities in the classroom. They are balls of energy and they are always up for a challenge. They work hard and they love harder. The students come from different backgrounds. Some live in subdivisions, some live in trailer parks, some students have five other siblings and some are adopted. These students have such potential. I cannot say enough good things about this group of kids!

My Project

The books that I am requesting for my classroom will provide my students with knowledge, empowerment, and a better understanding of the world around them. The books that I have chosen are books that teach students character traits such as, bravery, courage, and perseverance. Other books teach students about different cultures and their traditions during holidays.

In a world where diversity is all around us, I want my students to be accepting, respectable and tolerant of all individuals and to have good character.

I believe that reading these books and having discussions about these topics will open the mind and hearts of my students. I believe that it is not only my responsibility as a teacher to teach students academic material but I also believe that I need to encourage good character traits and provide information that will build a good foundation of acceptance and tolerance.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Woolbur • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Not Your Typical Dragon • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Great Joy • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Way I Act • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Giant Steps to Change the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
How Santa Got His Job • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Boy Who Cried Wolf • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Paperboy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Baboushka and the Three Kings • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Recess Queen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Are You Quite Polite? Are You Quite Polite? • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Marisol McDonald no combina / Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Before She Was Harriet : The Story of Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
A Pinata in a Pine Tree A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Spoon • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Soul Surfer A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Turkey Trouble • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Fiestas, Music, and Dance • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
No me gusta como se oye No! / I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
The Juice Box Bully Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
The Crayon Box that Talked • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With the Mexican Hat Dance • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Swimmy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Planets • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tree of Cranes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sheila Rae, the Brave • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Interrupting Chicken • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Apples To Oregon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Cow That Went OINK • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Day It Rained Hearts • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Do Unto Otters A Book About Manners • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Teammates • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Christmas Around the World • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ruby the Copycat • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Bicycle Man • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Hanukkah Lights • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Flags and Fireworks • AKJ Education $3.76 1 $3.76
Stone Soup • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Celebrating Chinese New Year Nick's New Year • AKJ Education $2.55 1 $2.55

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