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Ms. Berg from Madison WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Characters Looking Like Me

Help me give my students high-interest/low-level, culturally relevant books and more listening center options.

  • $590 goal

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My Students

My students bring a wide range of home culture experiences, into the classroom. Every individual fills our shared learning environment with energy and excitement.

Because my students come from a diverse variety of cultural, socioeconomic, and home language backgrounds, they learn about one other and the way each other lives, every day.

We continuously work to maintain a community where everyone feels safe, included, and happy. It is important that my students feel comfortable to express themselves, any way they identify. We need materials that support these interests and identities.

My Project

Each year, I pay attention to what my kids are reading. Each year I put a project together to get more culturally relevant book selections with characters looking like my students. While I am making progress, I still have a long way to go! Many of my kiddos are English Language Learners. They need books with subject matters of interest for third graders, written at an emergent reader text level.

Your donation will contribute to an increasingly culturally relevant classroom library.

Additionally, CD players, splitters, and read-along texts provide additional audiovisual, literary support for my emergent readers and English Language Learners.

Ms. Berg
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Supersonic SC251 Personal CD Player • Amazon Business $18.45 2 $36.90
AmazonBasics 5-Way Multi Headphone Splitter, Neon Green • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $31.06 1 $31.06
Clubhouse Mysteries Super Sleuth Collection: The Buried Bones Mystery; Lost in the Tunnel of Time; Shadows of Caesar's Creek; The Space Mission ... Animal Show; Stars and Sparks on Stage • Amazon Business $25.19 1 $25.19
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, Pirates Past Noon, Night of the Ninjas, ... the Amazon, and more! (Magic Tree House (R)) • Amazon Business $20.43 1 $20.43
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music! • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
A to Z Mysteries: Books A-C: The Absent Author, The Bald Bandit, The Canary Caper • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Annie and the Wild Animals book and CD (Read-Along Book and CD Favorite) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
3 Pack Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Back Big LCD Display Loud Alarm Minute Second Count Up Countdown With ON/OFF Switch For Kitchen, Homework, Exercise, Game(3 Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I'm a Manatee: (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Attack of the Kraken (Yeti Files) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Monsters on the Run (The Yeti Files #2) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Meet the Bigfeet (The Yeti Files #1) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Comics Squad #2: Lunch! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Giraffes Can't Dance: Audiobook Read-Along (Paperback and CD) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Binky Under Pressure (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Binky the Space Cat (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Binky: License to Scratch (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Binky Takes Charge (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Binky to the Rescue (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Comics Squad #3: Detention! • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ruby Flips For Attention (Ruby and the Booker Boys #4) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Bad Guys in Superbad (The Bad Guys #8) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Abuela's Special Letters (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Beach Trip (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Marigold Mess (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Moana Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Coco Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme (Ruby and the Booker Boys #2) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bald Bandit (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Secret Recipe (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87
The Canary Caper (A to Z Mysteries) • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
My Vida Loca (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.52 1 $4.52

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