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Ms. Kelly from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Responsive Literature for Utah's Young Scholars

Help me give my students multicultural texts, social and emotional skills, graphic novels, and day-to-day classroom materials which will facilitate a productive learning environment.

  • $1,010 goal

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My Students

My second- grade students are inquisitive, capable, young scholars. These children have been identified as gifted and talented individuals. As a magnet gifted and talented classroom, we enrich through depth and complexity while building strong foundational skills.

These second graders fly through books faster than I can keep them on the shelves!

Right now, they are loving books from the Dog Man series as well as Percy Jackson, Wings of Fire, and Animorphs. The love these students have for books amazes me everyday.

While some students have an incredible desire to read books all day, everyday, others are more driven by mathematics. Recently, students have been making up their own games to practice their fluency with times tables. I cannot wait to observe all the wonderful changes they will bring to our world!

After remote learning majority of the pandemic, many of my class materials and supplies were never recovered at the end of 2021. This campaign will help replenish some of these supplies for years to come. Additionally, funds will help my class continue building our classroom library so it reflects the interests and needs of my current students.

My Project

This project will help diversify the selection of books my second graders have access to throughout the day. The requested resources also include many of the book series my students love to read. They are always requesting more graphic novels like The Babysitter's Club, Dogman, Investigators, and others.

Multicultural texts, like The Story of Diwali, Pepe and the Parade, and Sharice's Big Voice, Fry Bread, and Too Many Tamales will help my student's feel welcome and celebrated in our classroom.

These texts have characters that are reflective of the demographic in my classroom and will allow scholars to see book characters who come from similar backgrounds as they do. This also gives the opportunity for scholars to learn about other cultures present in our community of learners.

Additionally, some of the included non-fiction texts will allow students to conduct research about ancient civilizations, animal habitats, and historical figures.

My students look forward to engaging in lessons with crisp, new dry erase markers, erasers, paint, paper, and more.

Ms. Kelly
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $45.96 1 $45.96
The Mighty Jack Trilogy Boxed Set: Mighty Jack, Mighty Jack and the Goblin King, Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $44.97 1 $44.97
Click 4 Book Boxed Set A Click Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $31.40 1 $31.40
X-ACTO(R) SchoolPro(R) Electric Pencil Sharpener, 001670 • Amazon Business $27.00 1 $27.00
Black Dry Erase Markers, Shuttle Art 60 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Markers with Erase,Fine Point Dry Erase Markers Perfect For Writing on Whiteboards, Dry-Erase Boards,Mirrors for School Office Home • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
LanMa 120PC Animal Erasers Desk Pets for Kids Classroom Prizes, 3D Food Pencil Erasers for Kids Party Favors Gifts Cute Mini Erasers • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Crayola CYO586545 Take Note Dry Erase Markers - Assorted Color - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $23.56 1 $23.56
Crayola Multi-Ethnic Washable Tempera Paints, 8 Ounces, Assorted Skin Tone Colors, Set of 8 • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
AIDEA Microfiber Cleaning Cloths-50PK, Softer Highly Absorbent, Lint Free Streak Free for House, Kitchen, Car, Window Gifts(12in.x12in.) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box (books 1-3) • Amazon Business $20.43 1 $20.43
EOOUT 36pc Mesh Zipper Pouch Document Bag, Plastic Zip File Folders in 11 Colors, Letter Size, A4 Size, Zipper Pouches for Organizing, Board Games and School Office Supplies • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger: Social Emotional Book for Kids about Diversity and Kindness (Children's Book for Boys and Girls) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
FiGoal 108 Pack Assorted Erasers in Different Designs with Bonus Storage Box 3D Puzzle Pencil Erasers Desk Pet Collectible Novelty Party Favors for Classroom Games Prizes Carnivals Valentines • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
SunWorks Shades of Me Construction Paper P9512, 12" x 18", 5 Assorted Colors, 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $7.59 2 $15.18
And the People Stayed Home (Family Book, Coronavirus Kids Book, Nature Book) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Expo Whiteboard/Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 22-ounce, and 2 Dry Erase 81505 Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H | Includes 5 Color Flag Set • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Jake the Growling Dog: A Children's Book about the Power of Kindness, Celebrating Diversity, and Friendship • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
A Place Called Home: Look Inside Houses Around the World (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mistakes That Worked: The World's Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Rain Forest • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Amazon Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils, Pre-sharpened, HB Lead - Box of 150, Bulk Box • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
What I See: Anti-Asian Racism From The Eyes Of A Child • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
4 Pieces Microfiber Shag Whiteboard Eraser Washable Microfiber Shag Dry Erase Board Eraser for Markers, Chalk, Home, Classroom and Office (Grey) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Dry Erase Erasers, Eeoyu 48 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers Chalkboard Cleaner Wiper for Kids and Classroom Teacher Supplies Home and Office,Blue • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
UCreate Watercolor Paper, White, Package, 140 lb., 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Crayola Low Odor Dry Erase Markers for Kids & Adults, Chisel Tip, Back To School Supplies, 12 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Let's Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali! (Maya & Neel's India Adventure Series, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Let's Learn About Ramayana! The Story of Diwali. (Maya & Neel's India Adventure Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mom, tell me about Diwali: Introductory Book for Toddlers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Be the Difference: 40+ ideas for kids to create positive change using empathy, kindness, equality and environmental awareness • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Athlete! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: Ancient Civilization) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Ninja Warrior!: A Secret Job That's Your Destiny • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: Ancient Civilization) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pyramid Builder! (Revised Edition) (You Wouldn't Want to…: Ancient Civilization) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Cardboard Kingdom • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Black Inventors: 15 Inventions that Changed the World (Biographies for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Too Many Tamales • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Clear Plastic Mini Cupcake Container,50 PC Mooncake Boxes Muffin Pod Dome Muffin Single Cupcake Holders Individual Cupcake Containers Plastic Disposable (Black, 50pc) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (2) (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #2): From the Creator of Dog Man • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
Civil Rights Then and Now: A Timeline of the Fight for Equality in America (Woo! Jr. Kids Activities Books) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Diana: Princess of the Amazons (Wonder Woman) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
If I Built a Car (If I Built Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Explore My World Rain Forests • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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