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Mrs. Tilley from Old Fort NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultural Awareness Though Literature

Help me give my students an opportunity to engage with literature that will develop skill and awareness in diverse cultures.

  • $312 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 21 energetic 2nd graders who love to work hard. We are located in a small town in North Carolina. Our school is a Title 1 school. Many of my students are from situations that are unstable. They often come to school for the stability of our classroom.

In spite of the challenges they face day to day, they are excited and eager to learn.

Each student represents various home backgrounds and life experiences with a broad level of ability and development. They are an amazing group of children with absolutely amazing personalities that come in smiling each and every day.

My goal as a teacher is to instill in the children that they are first and foremost, safe and loved in order to provide them with an opportunity to learn. When a child knows they are loved and safe you have built a relationship in order to begin a successful learning environment for that child.

My Project

This project will give my students an opportunity to acquire comprehension skills in diverse cultures. These picture books show how many characters deal with diversity and acceptance. Showing students to embrace their differences will teach them that being different is acceptable in our society.

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Dr.Seuss"

I want to add books about diversity to our classroom library. My students deserve the opportunity to interact with beautiful books and talented authors. Many of my students are developing readers and it would be an asset to them in order to expand our library with books that involve characters that are overcoming obstacles at a variety of levels of diversity.

Mrs. Tilley
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
January's Sparrow • AKJ Education $17.51 1 $17.51
Cinders A Chicken Cinderella • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Beauty and the Beast • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
An Orange for Frankie • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Blessing Cup • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Art of Miss Chew • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Fiona's Lace • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Night Tree • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Mossy • AKJ Education $8.49 1 $8.49
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Babushka's Doll • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Babushka's Doll • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Trees of the Dancing Goats • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Goldilocks and the Three Bears • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Moonstick • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cheyenne Again • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mrs Mack • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When Lightning Comes in a Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Graves Family • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Owl and the Pussycat (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Welcome Comfort • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$214.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$264.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.74

Total project goal

$311.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$311.60

2 Donors

-$155.80

Donations toward project cost

-$132.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.37

match offer

-$155.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$132.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.37

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$0.00

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