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Mrs. Omenitsch from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Different is Good!

Help me give my students books to read that are about characters that they can relate to. Many of my students are students with disabilities and texts like "Fish in a Tree" will speak to them.

  • $292 goal

This project expired on April 28, 2019.

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My Students

My students are second language learners from over 8 different nations. Most of my students speak Spanish as their first language and have been in the country for less than four years. About one third of my students are students with a disability. All of my students qualify for the free lunch program. They inspire me daily with their can do attitude and commitment to learning.

Reading is a challenge to them but they work hard and are making progress.

My Project

Many of my students are students with disabilities. Some are labeled "dually identified" meaning that they have a learning disability and are also second language learners. Many are immigrants who have left families to come to America. These books acknowledge differences while celebrating them.

The book "A Fish in a Tree" will speak to many of my students who struggle with reading because of dyslexia.

Tears came to my eyes when I discovered the text "Joey Pigza Swallowed a Key" because I have students who feel as though they can never quite do anything right. Help me help my students celebrate differences.

Mrs. Omenitsch
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 76 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sticks & Stones • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Wild Robot Escapes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Wild Robot • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Wolf Hollow • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Goldfish Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Pax • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
El verano de Raymie Nightingale • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Just Breathe • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Sticks and Stones • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Wolf Hollow • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
OCDaniel • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Amina's Voice • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Half a World Away • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Small as an Elephant • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Some Kind of Happiness • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Bread Winner • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Seventh Most Important Thing • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Raymie Nightingale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Joey Pigza Loses Control • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How to Speak Dolphin • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Umbrella Summer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Handful of Stars • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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