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Ms. Bodan from Miami Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

E-books: Just What My Third Graders Need.

My students need 28 e-books about different cultures.

  • $435 goal

This project expired on August 21, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 3rd graders have a new curriculum that stresses multiculturalism...but we're scrambling to find materials for them. Donors Choose has the answer! It offers e-books on multiculturalism. They are easily accessible and packed with info and activities. Please help us offer them to our students!

Before I tell you more about the e-books, let me give you some background about our school.

It is a K-8 Center located in South Florida. We teach our children the 'International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program'. The curriculum is vigorous and fun - but we really need to invest in new teaching resources. Unfortunately, our school is not affluent. In fact, it is a 'Title 1' institution, which means that the majority of our students come from households with incomes so low that they receive free or reduced lunch. Over 80% of our children speak a language other than English at home. This is because our parents are often immigrants, with low-paying jobs in local hotels and restaurants. Our PTA is not as well-funded as some other schools'. To keep our school well-stocked with teaching supplies, we really need the help of organizations such as Donors Choose.

My Project

Back to the e-books. How will they help my third graders? What's so special about them? First, they have many themes. They describe cultures, especially holidays and religions, found inside and outside the U.S. They are fun. They are colorful. The teacher can download them in whole or in part and use them as hand-outs for lessons. These e-books should be a huge help, not just to the 20+ students in my classroom, but to the approximately 100 students in our school's third grade.

We are thrilled to be implementing our new multicultural curriculum - but we are not the most affluent of schools, and we face serious challenges in acquiring good teaching resources.

The e-books offered by Donors Choose are a great solution to our problem. They will impact scores of children. Since they are non-perishable, we'll be able to use them for years to come. Won't you please help me acquire them for all our third graders?

Ms. Bodan
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Primary Source Fluency Activities: World Cultures (eBook) • AKJ Books $29.99 1 $29.99
Multicultural Holidays (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $29.99 1 $29.99
Celebrate Christmas Around the World (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $20.99 1 $20.99
Hispanic American Heritage (Enhanced eBook) • AKJ Books $16.99 1 $16.99
Presidents'' Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Thematic Uni (eBook) • AKJ Books $14.99 1 $14.99
Multicultural Folk Tales Thematic Unit (Enhanced eBook) • AKJ Books $14.99 1 $14.99
The World Is Our Neighborhood (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $14.95 1 $14.95
Bread around the World (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $14.95 1 $14.95
Patriotic Songs and Symbols (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $12.99 1 $12.99
Cultures of the World: Asia and the Far East (Enhanced eBook) • AKJ Books $12.99 1 $12.99
Cultures of the World: Central Europe (Enhanced eBook) • AKJ Books $12.99 1 $12.99
Hooray for the USA! (eBook) • AKJ Books $12.99 1 $12.99
Journey to Beijing: Grades 1-3 (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $12.99 1 $12.99
Our Flag (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $12.99 1 $12.99
Patriotic Monuments and Memorials (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $12.99 1 $12.99
Presidents'' Day & Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Thematic Unit (eBook) • AKJ Books $9.99 1 $9.99
Exploring World Beliefs Judaism (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Exploring World Beliefs The Sikhs (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Exploring World Beliefs Islam (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Presidents'' Day Activities (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Exploring World Beliefs Buddhism (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Exploring World Beliefs Christianity (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Exploring World Beliefs Hinduism (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Chinese New Year Activities (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Ramadan Activities (eBook) • AKJ Books $2.99 1 $2.99
Hanukkah Activities (eBook) • AKJ Books $2.99 1 $2.99
Patriotic Holidays Activities (eBook) • AKJ Books $2.99 1 $2.99
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities (eBook) • AKJ Books $2.99 1 $2.99

Materials cost

$334.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.23

Total project goal

$434.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.89

1 Donor

-$217.44

Donations toward project cost

-$184.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.61

match offer

-$217.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$184.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.62

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$0.00

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