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Mrs. Sandford
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $122 for now
  • $244 still needed
Distance learning
These materials will help students continue learning through school closures and other scheduling uncertainties related to coronavirus. Items will be delivered to the location chosen by the teacher.

Diverse Literature To Cultivate Change And Spark Conversations

Help me give my students the opportunity to be inspired by diverse rich literature as we explore equity and culture within our classroom community.

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching a group of creative, innovative, and inspiring second-grade learners! The impact of the current situation has made it difficult to engage students in diverse learning opportunities as we all navigate this new world of distance learning.

It is hard to imagine what the new school year will look like students, however, what I do know is that now more than ever it will be important to provide creative, hands-on lessons that provide exploration and student-driven learning.

Stem, project-based learning, and inquiry learning will provide deep, meaningful and opportunities for my students to learn throughout the year.

My Project

The books in this project were selected because they inspire diversity, equity, creativity, and exploration. These titles that will expose the students in my room to different cultures or allow them to see their own culture in the pages they are reading.

Multicultural literacy is an important part of any literacy program.

It cultivates empathy in relating to different cultures and provides a different lens through which to see the world. It also allows students the opportunity to better understand their own culture. Literacy bridges gaps facilitate conversations and inspire projects where students grow far beyond academic standards.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes (Islamic Book of Shapes for Kids, Toddler Book about Religion, Concept book for Toddlers) • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Be a Maker • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Little Red Fort • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Abby Invents Unbreakable Crayons • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

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