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Ms. Herscher from Charleston SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Kids

Help me give my students a variety of books to create a culturally inclusive classroom library as well as writing supplies to help my students respond to their reading.

  • $385 goal

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My Students

My students are eager beginning readers who are excited to come to our daily small group reading lessons. It will be a challenge to help them meet grade-level expectations by the end of the year, but a challenge we will face together.

I aim to provide high-quality reading instruction to my wonderful bunch of beginning readers.

My school is within an urban community, where we value our community partnerships. My students come from high-need backgrounds and have most of their literacy experiences at school. My school embraces the balanced literacy teaching model and supports the response to intervention initiative.

My Project

My classroom library is a cozy place where my students enjoy gathering to hear a read-aloud or to sit in a cozy corner to read independently. Although we already have a variety of books, my students would benefit from having more culturally relevant book choices. My students come from a variety of family backgrounds.

Student engagement increases when children see themselves reflected in the literature they read.

With engagement comes an increased time on task, which will positively impact achievement. I work hard to foster a love for reading in my students. A rich classroom library that appeals to student interests is the foundation that they need. Keeping journals full of our thoughts, ideas, and questions is another way to build reading stamina and comprehension. Having colorful writing supplies to accompany the books will help build that reading and writing connection. We will use all of these materials to talk about our reading and build a community of readers.

Ms. Herscher
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MagnaSheets (TM) for Teachers | Dry Erase Magnetic Notebook Paper for Classrooms | 28 x 22 Inches | Abaco Brands, Inc USA • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
The Leaving Morning (Theme 5: Home Sweet Home) • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
Zebra Pen Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.0mm, Assorted Fashion Colors, 7 Pack • Amazon Business $2.94 5 $14.70
Rapunzel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Wind Flyers • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pop Pop and Me and a Recipe • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Before She Was Harriet • Amazon Business $8.26 1 $8.26
Lorraine • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Sweet Smell of Roses • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Just Like Josh Gibson • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Jamaica's Blue Marker • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
When I Am Old With You (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
National Geographic Readers: African-American History Makers (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
New Shoes • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Jamaica and Brianna • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Max Found Two Sticks (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bippity Bop Barbershop • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ten, Nine, Eight • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
Do Like Kyla (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $6.17 1 $6.17
So Much! • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Meet the New Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Passport to Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pass the Ball, Mo! (Mo Jackson) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Daddy Calls Me Man (Richard Jackson Books (Orchard)) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
Full, Full, Full of Love • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
When I Grow Up: Misty Copeland (Scholastic Reader, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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