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Mrs. Richards from Redmond OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose Kind

My students need a class set of the novel, "Wonder" so we can all focus on choosing kind!

  • $447 goal

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My Students

Teaching in a low-income, high poverty school has got to be one of the most rewarding positions to be in. Many of my students are faced with daily obstacles and challenges that kids just should not have to worry about at the young ages of ten and eleven.

As an educator, I have a chance to make a difference in my students' lives, and that is what I intend to do.

My students don't need flashy, materialist items. They need a place to come to each day that is consistent and loving; somewhere they can focus on being a kid, learning, and growing into productive members of our society. This all starts with the feeling of belonging, the feeling of being a part of a group no matter what.

My Project

This year, our fifth grade group focused on the book "Wonder" all year. I read aloud to my students because I own only one copy of the novel. Wonder is a realistic fiction story based on a fifth grade boy with facial deformities. Within the novel, the same story is told through different points of view giving students an idea of how not only can one person change many others' lives, but everyone looks at each situation a little differently.

The overall theme of this story is to be kind, no matter the difference or situation- something I strive to teach my kids daily.

We completed many different art projects and kindness projects based on what we learned through this book and I know, without a doubt, my kiddos have changed for the better because of this.

In addition to a class set of "Wonder", I hope to add to my flexible seating options with kneeling pads so that all students are comfortable when learning in the classroom. I would like to continue to focus on a student-centered learning environment where my kiddos are in control of how they learn.

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

This project will reach 23 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 30 $305.70
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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