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Mrs. Kuehler from W Des Moines IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Matters

Help me give my students a window into another world. My students live in an area with very little diversity. Books are one of their only portals to learn about other worlds, cultures, and traditions.

  • $498 goal

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My Students

My learners love to read, explore, move, learn and discover every day. They love to learn about each other and learn about places in the world. They love to curl up with a good book and learn about another culture or discover a fascinating time in world history.

In my classroom, my fifth graders know they are in a safe place where they are encouraged to mess up and try again - a place where we encourage and lead with our hearts.

In West Des Moines, we focus on the process and remind ourselves the learning is not always about the end result. It is about the process. We celebrate our mistakes because it means we are learning. I love helping my learners become people who can collaborate, think critically and be problem solvers.

My Project

My students and I love learning about other cultures and one of the best ways we can do that is through literature! These picture books help us step into someone else's shoes and learn about life through their eyes. These experiences are incredibly valuable and are a necessary experience during the formative years!

All fifth-grade students will read and analyze each picture book to determine which book is most "distinguished" and deserves the coveted Caldecott award.

All fifth-grade students will then vote for the book they believe is most distinguished and deserving of the award.

From these books, students will be exposed to diverse viewpoints, cultures, and backgrounds from all around the world.

Mrs. Kuehler
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 84 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seeing Into Tomorrow • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
What If... • Amazon Business $15.62 1 $15.62
Hello Lighthouse • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
They Say Blue • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Everything You Need for a Treehouse • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Ocean Meets Sky • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Sleep Train • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Blue • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Zola's Elephant • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Remember Balloons • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Rough Patch • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Imagine! • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Imagine • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Fur, Feather, Fin―All of Us Are Kin • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
A House That Once Was • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Hello Hello • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44

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