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Ms. Berger from Webster Grvs MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Empathy

Help me give my students 17 texts to help build empathy and understanding.

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My class consists of 17 inquisitive, thoughtful 7 and 8 year olds who work hard to go about the business of learning. They tackle new challenges all the time, and continue to grow daily.

We work hard during the year to develop our personal identities and think about the way that we interact with the world around us.

These second graders are readers, writers, scientists, and mathematicians, as well as critical thinkers and world changers. Their interest and learning styles vary greatly from student to student, and I work hard to meet all of their needs. I love working with them and seeing them grow and blossom, ready to move on to bigger and better things at the end of each year.

My Project

This collection of books will either allow my students to see themselves reflected, or help them to better understand folks who are different from them. I will use these texts as read alouds in my classroom, and I will facilitate discussions and activities to help them deepen their understanding of the texts.

By donating to this project, you will help promote empathy and understanding in a generation of future leaders.

These books will help my students become informed, thoughtful citizens. You will also help instill a love of reading in my students for years to come, as these texts will be used year after year.

Ms. Berger
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Leila in Saffron • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All • Amazon Business $17.57 1 $17.57
Bilal Cooks Daal • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Don't Touch My Hair! • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
When Aidan Became a Brother • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
The Undefeated • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Extra Yarn • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
What Is Given from the Heart • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Going Down Home with Daddy • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97

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