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Ms. Mims from New Castle DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Engaged Readers One Book at a Time!

Help me give my students their very own copies of the book, "Front Desk" by Kelly Yang, to read during Global Read Aloud 2019!

  • $240 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small K-5 school filled with students who are wonderful to work with! They are a diverse group of students in terms of race, income, gender, and ability levels, all looking for a chance to be successful. I have students who work at high levels and love to be challenged, down to students who need that nudge.

Many of the students struggle with issues adults couldn't deal with, but still, find a way to come to school and participate in the learning process.

We are a family of learners, myself included. Every day is a new day of learning, loving, and respecting each other. We are an awesome community working hard at being the best that we can be!

My Project

My favorite part of the year is when it's time for the Global Read Aloud Project, one book connects the world. This year, the book is "Front Desk" by Kelly Yang. Each year, my kids sit with their books, completely engaged, while I read aloud. The diverse authors that have been chosen give them a birds eye view into other cultures.

This story is a wonderful way to not only engage our students, but to let them see the world through the eyes of a child whose culture is different than their own!

Oh, the discussions we have about the story we are reading! That's when you know it is not just words on a paper to them. That's when you know they have entered the story with you, letting it take them wherever it leads.

Every year, this journey with Global Read Aloud gives my students something they can hold onto, their own book, a great story, and the world to share their thoughts with!

Ms. Mims
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.57 26 $170.82

Materials cost

$170.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$203.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.89

Total project goal

$239.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$239.27

2 Donors

-$229.27

Donations toward project cost

-$194.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.39

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

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$0.00

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