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Ms. Fredrickson from Colusa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity and Inspiration Through Literacy

Help me give my students books for a variety of interests! These books are perfect for learning about Black History Month, Cesar Chavez, Hispanic heritage, September 11th, inspiring women and developing a growth mindset!

  • $531 goal

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My Students

I work with a diverse group of students whose backgrounds, needs, abilities, and interests vary greatly. My 2nd graders thrive with hands-on learning and love being able to show their knowledge and understanding through creativity. Whenever I can bring a topic or concept to life in meaningful and tangible ways, my students are able to make connections to their learning. It's exciting when they finally get it!

In my class, we focus on "perseverance." This is our goal for 2nd grade; to challenge ourselves, face problems head on, work through tough times and always try our best, both as individuals and as a team!

As a teacher, I am always looking for new ways to enhance learning, bring the curriculum to life, and incorporate hands-on activities. This is what excites them and encourages them to show up every day​, ready to learn and curious about what I have in store for them. They are determined, now they just need the tools to become successful!

My Project

Children can learn so much through a variety of reading materials. As a second year teacher, I am still building my classroom library in hopes of providing my students with a wide range of topics to choose from. The books I've selected for my students cover a range of events and historical moments from Black History Month to September 11th.

I teach in a small agricultural community with many Chicano students who are worthy of seeing representation in children's literature.

I've selected many books about Hispanic heritage, historical Mexican-American figures and leaders like Cesar Chavez. I've also included many books on historical African-American men and women to help my students learn more about Black History Month. Child-friendly books on September 11th will play a vital role in helping my students understand more about our Nation's more recent history and how these events have impacted our country.

In addition to these important books, my students would greatly benefit from books that teach them about kindness, compassion, perseverance and confidence. Books like "Listening with My Heart: A Story of Kindness and Self-Compassion" and "I Can Do Hard Things" will help to do just that. I have rounded out this project with books for holiday's such as Valentine's Day and Christmas as well to provide all students with more imagination and understanding of these events.

Ms. Fredrickson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vashti Harrison Boxed Set • Amazon Business $20.30 1 $20.30
A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World • Amazon Business $15.18 1 $15.18
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
Sirius, the hero dog of 9/11 • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
African American Legends for Little Learners (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Am Not Afraid To Fail (Persistence Project) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
A Crankenstein Valentine • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
The Life of - La Vida De Selena (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chicks and Salsa • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (If You Give...) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of the Ballpark • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Love Monster • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Marco's Cinco De Mayo (Cloverleaf Books - Holidays and Special Days) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Valentine's Day Disaster (Geronimo Stilton, No. 23) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Little Critter: Happy Valentine's Day, Little Critter! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink (Gilbert the Opossum) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Day It Rained Hearts • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cinco De Mouse-O! (Adventures of Mouse) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Cesar Chavez (A True Book) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
September 11, 2001: Then and Now (True Books: American History (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Geronimo's Valentine (Geronimo Stilton, No. 36) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell (Actual Times) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Very Fairy Princess: Valentines from the Heart • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Cinco De Mayo (Rookie Read-About Holidays) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Cesar Chavez (Great Hispanic and Latino Americans) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Dinosaur Kisses • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Llama Llama I Love You • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The Night Before Valentine's Day • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime (Junie B. Jones #14) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
It's Valentine's Day (I Can Read Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Biggest Valentine Ever • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Clifford's Valentines (Scholastic Reader, Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fiesta Time! (Celebrating Cinco de Mayo) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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