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Ms. Bogdanos from Jackson HTS NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Matters: Books for the Future!

Help me give my students to learn about empathy and tolerance with our new class library.

  • $584 goal

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My Students

I have bright, funny, engaged students that try their hardest in the classroom. Many of my students are children with learning disabilities, that range from intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities.

My students need culturally diverse books for our class library.

They are all very motivated and want to read- they simply do not always have the resources accessible to do so.The typical student in my class reads between a third and fifth grade level and many struggle with basic phonics. Several have interrupted formal educations, causing educational setbacks on top of language barriers. While they are faced with a multitude of challenges, they are kind, smart, hardworking, and come to class each day with the desire to learn.

My Project

I am hoping to give my students culturally diverse texts that help teach the curriculum. I have chosen many books that share how ALL people are similar in many ways. The diverse books will teach students to be acceptant of others.

I know the importance of teaching children how to be accepting of others and I want to have MANY classroom books filled with diversity to allow discussions to respect everyone no matter the differences.

By reading books about diversity, kindness, and empathy, I can help to grow the future leaders of our country and world. I am excited to put these books into good use and have discussions in the classroom about diversity, kindness, and empathy.

Ms. Bogdanos
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flocabulary (12-month classroom subscription for one teacher) • AKJ Education $96.00 1 $96.00
Cultural Diversity Grades 6-8 6-Book Set • AKJ Education $39.38 1 $39.38
Visualizing & Imagining (5 Books) • AKJ Education $36.59 1 $36.59
Summarizing & Synthesizing (5 Books) • AKJ Education $32.13 1 $32.13
The Marvels • AKJ Education $24.08 1 $24.08
Rory's Story Cubes • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Rory's Story Cubes • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87
Booked • AKJ Education $21.46 1 $21.46
How to Tell a Story 1 Book + 20 Story Blocks = a Million Adventures • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Rory's Story Cubes: Actions • AKJ Education $5.50 3 $16.50
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Wabi Sabi • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Cupcake Cousins, Book 3 Winter Wonders • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rory's Story Cubes Voyages • AKJ Education $4.00 3 $12.00
What Would Joey Do? • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Elijah of Buxton • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Sylvia & Aki • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Riding Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Growing Wings • AKJ Education $1.00 2 $2.00

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